Up until this point, we thought every wedding had a budget. But for some, money is obviously no object. Whether it’s a big budget or a free-for-all, it seems a little bananas [to everyday Joes like ourselves] to drop so much on one night, but husband-to-be Said Gutseriev wanted his future bride to have whatever she wanted, and boy, oh boy, did she want. So, SO much.
Gutseriev, son of Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Gutseriev (who, according to Forbes, is worth a mere $6.2 billion), informed his lady, Khadija Uzhakhovs, that her wedding could be whatever her heart desired and he kept his promise. Not only did their walls and canopies of lush flowers put Kim and Kanye’s wedding to shame but throw in her over-the-top sparkly gown, decadent décor, and a wedding band that consisted of Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias and Sting, and it’s just all so much … MUCH.
The Daily Mail is reporting that the couple are going to have a second ceremony in London this weekend, which will feature appearances from Elton John and Beyoncé. Because, of course.
But let’s start with the dress, a little haute couture number from Elie Saab that boasted a train the wedding party could fit under.
And thanks to all the flashes, look how sparkly.
Remember in Father of the Bride when George Banks loses it upon hearing that the cake Annie wanted cost $1,200? Well, a dozen of Annie and Brian’s cakes would fit inside Said and Khadija’s sky-high dessert because look how grand!
So. Many. Flowers.
No, really. Take that, Kimye!
And then there were the performances. First off, Sting.
Then there were a couple numbers — and costume changes — from J.Lo …
… who was both singer and comedian and even far from her block.
And a ceremony without Enrique’s “Hero” is unheard of.
And while many couples cap off their special night with a fireworks display, this one rivals Disney’s epic light shows.
Congratulations and best of luck to the happy couple. Said’s wallet is going to need it.