Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Photos: Inside world's richest black woman, Folorunso Alakija's son's £5M wedding in London

His mother is the world's richest black woman so it's little surprise that Folarin Alakija's wedding was a lavish, no-expense spared, fairytale affair. 
Folarin's new wife studied Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Manchester, has a graduate Diploma in Law and has also worked as a model and marketing consultant. The happy newlyweds are pictured walking down the aisle after tying the knot
Folarin, who is one of 66-year-old oil tycoon Folorunso Alakija's four sons, married Iranian beauty Nazanin Jafarian Ghaissarifar in an extravagant bash at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire over the weekend, which is estimated to have cost around £5m.
The father-of-one, who is in his late 30s and lost his first wife to cancer, tied the knot to his stunning wife in front of friends, family and celebrities, including Victoria's Secret Angel, Shanina Shaik.
While Folarin makes his money as an entrepreneur, investor and cinematographer, it's his mother who has an estimated fortune of $2.1 billion. Forbes rank her as the 14th richest person in Africa but the richest woman in the country. She is number 80 on its global Power Women list and overtook Oprah Winfrey as the richest woman of African descent in the world in 2014.

It is thought the family flew hundreds of close friends and family members over from Nigeria, who were no doubt put up in the lavish hotel for the weekend.
The Woodstock venue, which is the ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill, was kitted out with one million white roses, a lavish cake decorated with hundreds of ornate white roses and even hosted pop star Robin Thicke at an estimated cost of £150,000.
Wedding planners believe the venue hire was exclusively hired at a cost of £150,000 with the bespoke marquee and bespoke marble floor with their initials etched in gold costing around £200,000 on top.
The new Mrs Alakija has previously featured in a campaign for Monkee Jeans, an organic denim brand, and dated Rob Kardashian in 2013.
Folarin is the son of Folorunsho Alakija's, pictured, left, with her husband
Groom's parents
Glamorous guests donned their gladrags for the occasion
The lucky men and women who attended the nuptials posted images on their social media from inside the lavish bash
In 2014, she knocked Oprah Winfrey off her post as the richest woman of African descent in the world
Guests included actress Rio Fredrika and fashion designer Becka Indigo
Dapper male models, entrepreneurs and politicians were also in attendance
The cake, right, was adorned with doves and thousands of handcrafted roses
Over the weekend, Australian model Shanina Shaik (pictured) attended the wedding of Nigerian billionaire Folorunsho Alakija's son at Blenheim Palace
Other famous faces at the event included Starboy Records artist Mr Eazi and Nigerian fashion blogger Temi Otedola, who were recently revealed to be dating
Glamorous guests included models, fashion designers and famous bloggers, who all donned their best outfits for the occasion 
Guests took to social media to share snaps from inside the event, including a surprise performance from Robin Thicke 
Available to hire for the big day prices start from £4,800 to hire the Orangery and you can hire the Marlborough Room for the ceremony at £960 as well as six different locations to host a reception
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 bash at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire over the weekend
The stunning bride, who has worked as a model, changed outfits for the reception and the pair were seen enjoying their first dance as man and wife in the lavish surroundings 
 The event was planned by Sade Awe of The Bridal Circle. Sade’s impeccable taste and selective eye for the exquisite make her a trusted resource for an elite clientele
Guest Manny Kess uploaded this snap with the happy couple that was captioned: 'The most amazing wedding I will ever attend outside of my own (one day). Beyond grateful to be able to celebrate these 2 wonderful beings tying the knot'
She later let her hair down on the dancefloor with her new husband, who proposed last October
The bride was seen walking down the aisle on the arm of her father and she donned some glittering jewels for the occasion
Guests were treated to a lavish five-course menu, including foie gras, beef and sole with alternative choices like crispy duck egg and guinea fowl 
His model wife has  featured in a campaign for Monkee Jeans, an organic denim brand, and dated Rob Kardashian in 2013
Nazanin Jafarian Ghaissarifar & Rob Kardashian back in the day!

Video: Folorunso Alakija's son, weds Rob Kardashian's ex-GF! Robin Thicke performs


  1. 5 million pounds!!!!!!
    There is God o.

    Long live TBW.

  2. Beautiful.
    HML to them


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