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Welcome to the billion dollar wedding where the words 'low key' were never uttered.

“It was an intimate affair,” said Gutseriev, son of billionaire Kazakh businessman Mikhail Gutseriev, who wedded 20-year-old dentistry student Khadija Uzhakhovs in an incredible wedding rumoured to have cost up to US$1 billion.

The Daily Mail reports it was held in a luxury banquet venue called Safisa in Moscow, Russia. The walls were covered floor to ceiling in hundreds of flowers and the room was dripping in fairy lights.

The bride’s bespoke gown was designed by Ellie Saab, and it is believed to have cost up to US$25,000. Understated is not a word you would use to describe the beaded creation. It had long sleeves, heavily embellished bodice and a full tulle skirt. A princess dress if ever we’ve seen one. With layers upon layers of beaded fabric and an incredibly long train, it is believe the dress weighed over 10 kilograms. She also wore a US$5 million crown atop her newly-wedded head.

Хадиже 20 лет, учится на стоматолога в Москве. Невесту для 28-летнего Саида искали 4 года. Не могу не отметить естественную красоту невесты. Без тонны макияжа и переделанного лица. Без непонятных конструкций из волос на голове. Стоимость услуг визажистов оценивается в 15 тыс рублей. Свадебное платье заказанное из Франции у Ellie Saab удивило публику не только своим огромным шлейфом. Оно было усыпано мерцающими стразами и натуральным жемчугом и обошлось порядка 25 млн рублей. Тиара на голове из белого золота с бриллиантами оценивается 3 млн рублей. #свадьбагуцериевасаида #свадьбавека #свадьбаГуцериевых A photo posted by @_wedding_world on Mar 27, 2016 at 2:51pm PDT


Most weddings will include some musical entertainment. A DJ, a string quartet or even a highly-regarded cover band if you’re feeling fancy (shout out to BABBA). Not at the Gutseriev-Uzhakhovs nuptials.

Musical guests included Enrique Iglesias, Sting and Jennifer Lopez.
Lopez performed her big hits including If You Had My Love, Dance Again and Get Right, and the set was so long it even included costume changes.

#свадьбагуцериевых#jlo#сафиса @jlo

A video posted by @_wedding_world on Mar 27, 2016 at 4:04am PDT

That’s great and all, but for the rumoured U $1 million performance fee, you’d better hope J-Lo busted out the wedding classics. There is no wedding dance floor without the Nutbush.

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The wedding party were ferried to and from the venue in Rolls Royces and the 600 strong guest list (including several Russian dignitaries) were fed with a nine-tier wedding cake covered in pink garlands and sparkling jewels.

And forget sugared-almonds, each guest left with a gilded jewelry box engraved with the couple’s names.

We can sense a Russian magazine deal on the horizon, but lucky for us the guests shared several photographs and videos on social media. Check them out:


***Featured image via Instagram/svadby_miira_lux

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