Inside the jaw-droppingly opulent wedding of a Russian billionaire's son

By Samantha Luiz
05 April 2016

When Said Gutseriev (28) and Khadija Uzhakhovs (20) tied the knot in Moscow, they threw an extravagant celebration no one will soon forget.

The couple held their lavish reception at Safisa, an upscale venue in Moscow, Russia. Their 600 guests were taken to the banqueting venue in luxury cars including limousines and Rolls Royces. The walls, fountain, and even the ceiling were lined with beautiful flowers and lights. The celebration, which reportedly cost a whopping $1 billion (R14,9 billion) is believed to be the worlds' most expensive wedding.

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And all of it was paid for by the groom's father, Russian energy tycoon Mikhail Gutseriev.

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According to Forbes, Mikhail, who has interests in oil and media, has a net worth of $6.2 billion (R92,4 billion). Following in his father's footsteps, Said is working as a director for his father's company Russneft after studying at Harrow and Oxford.

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His bride Khadija is a dentistry student at Moscow State University. Read more: Rolene Strauss looked absolutely beautiful on her wedding day

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Khadija was dressed in a Elie Saab Haute Couture gown. Heavily embellished with silk flowers and sequins, the dress was complemented by a four meter train made of dainty Chantily lace. Believed to weigh a whopping 25 pounds (11,3kg), the gown has a matching handbag, diamond tiara and diamond pendant. Imported from Paris, the dress reportedly cost $1 million ($14, 9million).

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The entertainment included performances by Jennifer Lopez, Sting and Enrique Iglesias.

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Enrique, who performed his hit song Bailando, was casually dressed in jeans and a T-shirt.

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On the hand, J.Lo went through several outfit changes as she performed her classic hits If You Had My Love, Dance Again and Get Right.

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