Russian Oil Magnate Throws Son Ridiculously Lavish $1 BILLION Wedding

By on March 31, 2016 in ArticlesBillionaire News

How much would you spend on your kid's wedding? If you're Russian oil magnate Mikhail Gutsuriev, it's upwards of $1 billion. Yes, you read that right – billion. Gutsuriev, who is worth $6.2 billion, insisted he pay for the entire lavish, star-studded event, from the designer wedding dress to the A-list entertainment.

Gutseriev's son, Said, said "I do" to Kadija Uzhakhovs in late March, while 600 of their closest family and friends watched. According to Business Insider, the groom, 28, works as a director for one of his father's businesses, while the bride, 20, is a dentistry student at Moscow University. The wedding took place in an upscale banquet hall called Safisa in Moscow.

So what kind of wedding does $1 billion buy you? The kind with excellent entertainment. Several high-profile celebrities performed, including Jennifer Lopez, Sting, and Enrique Iglesias. According to Stylist, the Russian media is speculating that Beyoncé and Elton John also sang at the wedding.

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And of course, no over-the-top wedding would be complete without a fireworks display.

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In addition to the live music, a serious chunk of change was dropped on the bride's custom Ellie Saab gown, which was imported from Paris. The dress, which was encrusted with beads and embroidery, is estimated to have cost upwards of $26 thousand alone. It was so heavy with fabric and beading that the bride needed help walking around.

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Gutsuriev also spared no expense when it came to the decorations. The luxury banquet hall was transformed into a fairy-tale garden with flowers carpeting the entire space – including the walls, pillars, and even the ceiling.

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Although no estimate of the cost was given, the cake was also an opulent masterpiece, spanning nine-tiers and covered in white and pink flowers.

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And what type of luxury wedding would it be if guests had to provide their own transportation? A fleet of classic Rolls-Royce cars to take guests to and from the venue.

Do you think this wedding sounds awesome or is it way over the top?

Articles Written by Beth McDonald
Beth is a New England-based business and healthcare freelance writer. Prior to beginning her freelance career in 2015, she spent over six years as a business writer for a corporate valuation firm outside of Boston. Before that, she was editor-in-chief of her university student newspaper. When she's not writing, she's probably reading, hiking with her dog, or cleaning up after her latest DIY disaster. Follow Beth on Twitter.
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