Folarin Alakija, who is the son of Folorunsho Alakija, the richest black woman in the world, married Iranian beauty Nazanin Jafarian Ghaissarifar in a lavish wedding at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom over the weekend.
Fit For A King:
At one point in a time, Oprah Winfry held the title of the richest black woman in the world, however, in 2014, another woman took her title. Oil tycoon, Folorunsho Alakija, became the richest black woman in the world. The Nigerian billionaire was ranked by Forbes as the 14th richest woman in Africa and she is number 80 on its Power Women list. So, it comes as no surprise that her son’s wedding would be extravagant. Folarin Alakija is one of Folorunsho Alakija’s 4 sons and is wedding was fit for a king.
The Daily Mail reported that the Alakija family flew Nigerian family members and friends to attend the wedding that was held at the beautiful Blenheim Palace, which was once the home of Sir Winston Churchill. While Folarin Alakija makes his own money as a entrepreneur, investor and cinematographer, we’re pretty sure that his mother covered the cost of the millions of roses that were displayed at the wedding. The spectacular endless flower displays were designed by Jeff Leatham. Leatham, who is known for his elaborate decorating of the Kardashian’s homes. Interesting enough, the model bride, Nazanin Jafarian Ghaissarifar, once dated Rob Kardashian. It’s safe to say that she definitely upgraded. Working with about 30 staff members, the celebrity florist, covered every inch of the palace with roses and white orchids.
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Not only were the walls, chandeliers, floors, and just about anything you could think of were covered with flowers, the cake was adorned with hundreds of roses and ornate doves. The cake was created by Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium which was founded by Elizabeth Solaru, one of the best wedding cake companies in the UK. The cake was 8 tiers and covered with elaborate iced flowers and doves. Elizabeth’s clients include British, European and Middle Eastern Royalty, celebrities and high net worth individuals like Folorunsho Alakija.
The wedding was planned by Sade Awe of The Bridal Circle who pride themselves in only providing the best of the best. They cater to clients who are lovers of luxury and desire to have the most luxurious services and opportunities. Some of the luxuries that the guests were treated was deliciously lavish food, such as barley wafers with cheddar custard and chive yoghurt dip, crispy duck egg, and Wiltshire truffle. Guests were also treated to a surprise performance from Blurred Lines singer Robin Thicke as well as a magnificent firework display in the hotel grounds later in the evening.
Naza and Flo, as their friends call them, met through mutal friends in London. The pair became engaged last year and had a traditional Nigerian wedding in Lagos in November. This is the Iran beauty’s first marriage, however, this is Folarin Alakija’s second. He was once married before to a woman named, Chena, who tragically died of cancer 6 years ago. The couple had 1 daughter from their union. While Nazanin has worked as a model, she studied Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Manchester.
Breathtakingly beautiful, Nazanin sparkled in a diamond necklace and white Manolo Blahniks as she wore a traditional, strapless, lace gown down the aisle. Later, she let her hair down as she danced the night away with her new husband and glamorous wedding guests is a more provocative gown with sheer paneling and lace.
The wedding of Folorunsho Alakija and his wife, Nazanin, was something out of a fairytale but we would expect nothing less from the Alakija family as after all, she is a billionaire.