Most Expensive Wedding In The World: The Russian Edition

In the past, we’ve been stunned by many extravagant and incredibly expensive celebrity weddings. Even those celebrity weddings (hello, Priyank Chopra we’re looking at you) have been extremely lavish, none of those weddings has ever come close to the billion dollar mark.

Khadija Uzhakhova - The most expensive wedding in the world

It seems some people make more money than our beloved celebrities and are willing to spend a large chunk of cash on creating the wedding of their dreams. The kind of wedding that has the potential to break the internet and give Kardashians something to worry about.

When the young Russian couple Said Gutseriev, 28, and Khadija Uzhakhova, 20 got hitched, the bill for the extravaganza ran up to a fist-clenching jaw-dropping $1 BILLION. Quickly making it the world’s most expensive wedding to date. However, the couple had no intention to foot the massive bill, the groom’s dad, who is the oil tycoon Mikhail Gutseriev who according to Forbes magazine has a net worth of $6.3 billion happily paid for the lavish event.

The groom and the heir to his father’s billion-dollar oil company majored in archaeology and geology at Harrow and University of Oxford. He later assumed the position of a director in one of his father’s businesses.  His stunning bride, however, is graduated as a dentistry student from the Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry.

Have a look at the pictures below which show the over the top wedding in all its glory.

Most expensive Russian wedding

Around 600 guests arrived at the venue at the Safisa high-end banquet hall in Moscow in chauffeured vehicles which including many Rolls Royce. They were all welcomed personally by the bridegroom’s father. Sure, sounds like a great father!

The most expensive wedding in the world

The luxurious banquet hall was taken to whole a new level of extravagance with glittering lights and flower decorations covering up the entire space including the ceiling, pillars, and walls. Not only did everything look picture perfect, but something right out of a fairy tale. Maybe that’s the theme they were going for?

Khadija Uzhakhova - The most expensive wedding in the world

The beautiful bride wore a bespoke Ellie Saab gown which weighed 28 pounds because it was covered entirely in jewels. As seen in an Instagram video, the bride required help walking around. The one of a kind wedding dress was reportedly flown in from Paris and cost a staggering $26,000.

The bride finished off her regal look with a diamond tiara, necklace drop earrings, and an embellished handbag. According to Russian Tatler, Irina Mitroshkina did her make-up and her hair by stylist Anna Timofeyeva.

Jennifer Lopez

As stated earlier, the wedding was star-studded and featured performances from Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias, and Sting. The ever-youthful JLo performed some of her biggest hits including Get Right, If You Had My Love, and Dance Again. She changed into different outfits which included a black tailored suit, a sparkly silver jumpsuit, and bejeweled leotard. Enrique was dressed casually in a black T-shirt, blue jean, and a baseball cap. He entertained the couple and their guests with “Bailando.”