Weddings never fail to surprise us. Just when we thought we’ve already seen everything, another couple comes up with something unique and breathtaking, suddenly leaving us enthralled. Such is the case of the union of Folarin Alakija, son of Nigerian oil tycoon Folorunso Alakija, and Iranian model Nazanin Jafarian Ghaissarifar.
The wedding was held at the Blenheim Palace, a historic Oxfordshire venue earlier this month.
Apart from this wonderful venue, there are more things to love about this wedding. These include a 3.6-meter cake made by Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium. Hundreds of roses and ornate doves were used to enliven the said creation.
And it’s a wrap! One of the most magnificent fairy tale weddings for the sweetest couple ever! It was a joy to have you both as my client and friend. Thank you for wholeheartedly trusting me to hand pick every partner in bringing your vision to life. I love you both xoxo Thank you to the amazing partners that helped me see this though: A special thanks to Emma and the amazing crew @blenheimpalace @invisibleblueuk that provided the out of this world production decor @ascot_structures for building this beautiful white structured glass marquee we called home @rhubarb_food for the exquisite cuisine @elizabethscakeemporium for creating this princes cake that not only looked good but was delicious @rossharvy for his talented ability to capture the most beautiful images, @mrphilipwhite for fililming my clients Storybook in film, and @jeffleatham for your exquisite taste in the flower decor.. @lehrandblack for the breathtaking stationery designed, @scarletentertainment for your repertoire of talent #getFunked was amazing and the Orchestra was stellar, #bespokesignature for the signature transportation service. My biggest and best supporters @lolaoyewole2 @brenner0526 @fdawodu, Yewande, Eva, @sarakatecouture Martin, Garin and Richard and my team.Thank you all so much! #sadeawe #FloandNaza #floandnaza
Celebrity florist Jeff Leatham transformed The Woodstock, Winston Churchill’s ancestral home, into “heaven on Earth” using a million flowers. Jeff was with 30 staff members to complete the setup.
Wedding White – Such a dream to work with such a beautiful Soul – Thank you Mrs – for trusting #TeamLeatham – with your fairy tail day – we love you – we created heaven on earth for you and your new Hubby – #FloralArt – #kickingassandtakingnames – ☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️- sneak peak of one small corner of the beautiful evening
Searcys, the accredited caterer The Orangery at Blenheim Palace, prepared a feast for everyone.
Of course, the wedding was also star-studded. In fact, model Shanina Shaik was one of its celebrity guests. Sources also said that hundreds of guests traveled from Nigeria to take part in this event.
The entire wedding is believed to have costed £5 million. Many also consider it as “the wedding of the century”.