Jennifer Lopez, Sting and Enrique Iglesias perform at extravagant £700m Russian wedding

A Russian oligarch has thrown the most lavish and extravagant wedding that is rumoured to have cost £700million. For that price tag performances by Jennifer Lopez, Sting and Enrique Iglesias were included, as well as a nine-tiered wedding cake, an £18,000 designer wedding dress and a fleet of Rolls Royces.

The pricey celebration will have been a mere drop in the ocean for father-of-the-groom Mikhail Gutseriev, who is estimated to be worth £4.3billion according to Forbes.

His son Said, 28, and university student Khadija Uzhakhovs, 20, married over the weekend in Moscow.

The bride wore an £18,000 Elie Saab ballgown that weighed 25 lbs

Photos and video clips of the decadent celebration have surfaced on social media and show that oil tycoon Mikhail spared no expense.


The bride, who is in her first year of dentistry at Moscow University, arrived in a princess-style dress designed by Elie Saab. The beaded ballgown is said to have been imported from Paris and weighed 25 lbs.

Khadija completed her bridal look with a tiara, a handbag and a diamond pendant necklace.

Jennifer Lopez flew into Moscow to perform at the wedding

Jennifer Lopez, who allegedly charges £1million for private performances, flew in to sing some of her greatest hits including Waiting For Tonight, If You Had My Love and Dance Again. She joked that the "hardest thing" she found was pronouncing the newlyweds' names.

Sting added to the musical line-up, performing Desert Rose, while Enrique Iglesias sang Bailando. Russian media reported that Beyoncé and Elton John also made up the music royalty, although this has yet to be confirmed.

Sting, who also performed, is pictured with the groom

Over 600 guests were invited to see the couple say "I do". The reception was held at Safisa, an upmarket restaurant and banqueting venue in Moscow.

A fleet of Rolls Royces were parked outside, and inside guests were greeted by a stunning display of fresh flowers from floor to ceiling.

Father-of-the-groom Mikhail Gutseriev is estimated to be worth £4.3 billion

Family and friends tucked into sushi and European cuisine followed by the wedding cake. At more than a metre tall, it was decorated with pink flowers and adorned with the star and crescent of Islam at the top.


Little is known of the bride apart from her university education. Her husband Said studied at Harrow and Oxford.

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