The world cannot stop talking about the wedding of billionaire’s son Said Gutseriev, 28, who married 20-year-old student Khadija Uzhakhovs in Moscow this weekend in a jaw-droppingly lavish affair, rumoured to have cost up to $1 billion.
The bride wore a designer wedding dress far beyond the reach of most brides, but when the groom’s father is worth billions you can afford to splash out.
She arrived in a beaded gown with a billowing skirt by Elie Saab, whose wedding dresses range from £5,000-£18,000. Her bespoke gown was reported to have cost between $1 million USD or 25 million roubles – £692,000 or £256,000.
Her dress was imported from Paris and reportedly weighed 25 lbs (almost two stone) because of the huge train and heavy embellishment and the bride needed the assistance of several people to carry her train and help her walk upstairs.The wedding held at the luxury Moscow restaurant and banqueting venue Safisa, which was dripping with fairy lights and decked with wall-to-wall fresh flowers, the wedding set a new bar for extravagance.
With a tight bodice, long sleeves and a full skirt cascading in folds to the floor, the gown was pure fairy tale – and came with a floor-length veil and bejewelled handbag to match.
Khadija’s look was completed with a matching handbag, diamond tiara and whopping diamond pendant around her neck. She was also pictured in a change of outfit, as she posed with guests in an embellished satin dress with delicate mesh sleeves with her hair tied back.
Russian media have reported that the bride, who comes from an ‘ordinary’ family, was chosen after a lengthy search for a woman to fit ‘all the strict demands, to be beautiful, a virgin, shy and not public’, meaning that she does not seek the limelight
‘Her parents prefer to stay low profile. Currently we only know that they are an ordinary Ingush family. By marrying Said, Khadizha became a member of one of the wealthiest clans in the country. Khadizha is 20 years old and doesn’t have Instagram.According to Russian Tatler, the bride her make-up done by Irina Mitroshkina and her hair was by stylist Anna Timofeyeva.Sting was seen clutching a bunch of fresh flowers as he chatted with the Harrow and Oxford-educated groom during the celebrations.Safisa,the venue where the wedding reception held.The nine-tier iced wedding cake, which was taller than a person, was decorated with garlands of white and pink flowers.
Father of the groom Mikhail Gutseriev (second left) reportedly splashed out around $1 billion on the lavish ceremony.For wedding souvenirs, guests were presented with a delicate gold box engraved with the couple’s names and date of the wedding.
Entertainment was provided by Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias.Elton John and Beyoncé are rumoured to be performing at the second instalment of the couple’s nuptials which will take place this weekend in London.