Rarely a wedding makes the news unless it’s a celebrity nuptials or someone does a cringe YouTube-worthy dance but this union hit headlines for it’s INSANE cost.

The Moscow wedding for 28-year-old Said Gutseriev and his now-wife Khadija Uzhakhovs, who is 8 years his junior,  reportedly cost a grand total of $1 BILLION — the world’s first ever, in fact.

While Said was Harrow and Oxbridge educated and is son of a billionaire oil oligarch, Khadija is from an ordinary family and is studying Medicine and Dentistry at Moscow State University.

The Dress

Natch it was bespoke crystal-encrusted Elie Saab and cost between £692,000-256,000 (a little discrepancy) taking 40 people to make and weighing so much the bride had to walk very very slowly. There was a costly crown too.

The Guests


The Cars

Some real shmancy cars including Rolls Royces and Bentleys drove the guests from the service to the wedding party at Moscow restaurant and venue Safisa.


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The Food

European food and sushi.

The Music

Oh #NBD, they only had Jennifer Lopez (LEGEND), Sting (legend) and Enrique Islesias (legend?).

J-Lo, who was paid $1million for a personal performance back in 2013, was reportedly given $8 for her wedding show where she had backing dancers and three costume changes (including a suit, a sparkly jumpsuit controversial jeweled leotard).

Sting did some of his Police banger then was spotted speaking to the groom.


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The Cake

It was decorated in pink and white flower garlands and there were NINE tiers, topped with an Islamic cresent moon.

The Flowers

Hydrangeas, roses and LOTS of them. Fresh flowers literally filled the walls.


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The Entertainment

Fireworks obvs — a wedding classic — including rockets launched off giant wheels.

The Wedding Favours

A gold box engraved with the newlywed’s names and the date.

What Next?

Continued below...

It’s rumoured the groom’s father is throwing them a wedding party at The Dorchester in London where Beyonce and Elton John will be performing... Watch this space.