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The lavish event celebrated the marriage of the son of a Nigerian billionaire and his Iranian-born wife

Sir Winston Churchill’s ancestral home was adorned with a million white roses as part of a wedding estimated to have cost £5 million.

Folarin Alakija, the son of a Nigerian oil tycoon, married Nazanin Jafarian Ghaissarifar, a model, at Blenheim Palace. The event included a 12ft wedding cake and a performance by the pop star Robin Thicke.

Nazanin Jafarian Ghaissarifar and Folarin Alakija

The groom’s mother, Folorunsho Alakija, 66, has an estimated fortune of £1.6 billion and has been ranked as the 14th richest person in Africa by Forbes. She was placed 80th on the global Power Women list and in 2014 overtook Oprah Winfrey, the American chat show host, as the richest woman of African descent.

Wedding pictures were circulated on social media at the weekend, showing the couple sharing…

Source : The Times