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This Is What A £5 Million Wedding Looks Like

By Helen Turnbull Published on 15 June 2017

Most of us have a vague idea of what our dream wedding looks like but I guarantee your vision of your big day is quite different to this couple's £5 million extravaganza. Multi-millionaires Folarin Alakija - whose family own an oil company - and model Nazanin Jafarian Ghaissarifar tied the knot in a stunning ceremony at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, England, at the weekend and it was a sight to behold.

The average cost of a UK wedding these days is an eye-watering £30,000 but while most bride and grooms-to-be do everything they can to save precious pennies by calling on favours of friends etc., the word 'budget' was distinctly missing from this mega-rich couple's wedding planning.

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Entrepreneur and Nigerian oil heir Folarin Alakija married his model girlfriend Nazanin Jafarian Ghaissarifar at the weekend in a ceremony and celebration that looked as though it was ripped straight out of a fairytale storybook. Money is clearly no object for the newly-married pair as their Instagrammable nuptials set them back a jaw-dropping £5 million pounds. If you're wondering what the hell £5 million buys you, you'll be pleased to know the florist - who is no less than the artistic director at the Four Seasons - and some lucky guests have since shared snippets of the epic day on their Instagram accounts.

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Jeff Leatham was enlisted by Folarin and Nazanin to transform Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire into a white wedding wonderland, with the help of one million white roses. Just look at this room!

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If that wasn't enough to induce envy in your every pore, the fact the couple picked out a 12ft cake, chose Robin Thicke to serenade guests, served up a five-course menu which included foie gras and ended the night with an epic firework display just might.

Feast your eyes on this lot:

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Among guests was Victoria's Secret model Shanina Shaik who looked stunning in a mustard, silk, maxi dress by Galvan London.

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If the wedding was a cool £5 million, can you even imagine what the honeymoon's going to be like?

Is £5 million too much to spend on a wedding day? Let us know your thoughts @soFeminineUK

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by Helen Turnbull

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