Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Top 10 Most Expensive Weddings Worldwide

Original source : http://www.funonthenet.in
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Author : Sneha Deolankar

Weddings are the time for love and togetherness. It not only unites the happy couple, but these moments are shared with the couple's family and friends as well! To make this day even more special, people go to great lengths so that everything is picture perfect. These great lengths for the wealthy include adding millions of dollars to their sentiments! So, here are the top ten most expensive weddings the world has seen till date.

10) Liza Minelli and David Gest ($4.3 million)
On the 16th of March, 2002, at the Marble Collegiate Church in New York City, Liza Minnelli and David Gest declared their love for one another in front of 850 guests out of which many were star celebrities including the sensation Michael Jackson. The major attraction was performance of Natalie Cole “Unforgettable” performance. The guests were also entertained by Tony Bennett and a 60-piece orchestra. The wedding cost included a 12-tier cake worth $40,000, flowers worth $700,000 and more than 500 staffs were at the service of the guests. The wedding costed a grand total of $4.3 million!

9) Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky ($4.8 million)
On the 31st of July 2010, the beautiful daughter of Bill Clinton and Hilary Clinton, Chelsea Clinton was married to her childhood sweetheart Marc Mezvinsky, in New York. Chelsea's $250,00 wedding dress was made by America's top designer Vera Wang. It was a beautiful chiffon gown with a princess cut skirt with a rhinestone and silver belt attached to it. The guest list including famous celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey on whom alone the security costed $200,000. The cake cost $11000 and the flowers include orchid, garden rose and Casablanca which cost around $500,000. With the total cost as $4.8 million, it takes the 9th place in our list!

8) Wayne Rooney and Coleen McLaughlin ($15 million)
Wayne Rooney and Coleen McLaughlin had a 4 day wedding ceremony that started on the 12th of June, 2008. The ceremony was in Villa Durazzo in Italy with spectacular scenic views of the beautiful Italian Rivera. Guests were taken onboard a yacht and five private jets were arranged to fly 64 guests on each jet. The bride's gown was studded with crystals and pearls costing more than 200,000 Euros. This $15 million wedding claimed 8th place in our list!

7)  Vikram Chatwal and Priya Sachdeva ($20 million)
This wedding of Vikram Chatwal,  the son of a New York hotel manager and model Priya Sachdeva was a ten day affair which started on the 18th of February 2006, at different metro cities of India that included Udaipur, Mumbai and Delhi. Specially chartered jets were prepared to fly in a total of 600 guests from all over the world. Guests from more than 26 countries attended the wedding. The guest list included many high profile Bollywood celebrities. It is also believed that Bill Clinton attended this $20 million wedding!

6) Andrey Melnichenko and Aleksandra Kokotovich ($30 million)
The wedding of Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko and model Aleksandra Kokotovich was an extravagant affair held in Cote D'Azur in France and took place on the 3rd of September 2005. World famous singers like Christina Aguilera and Whitney Houston performed at the event. Both the stars were paid the hefty amount of $3.6 million each just for a performance. The performance was full of famous and rich guests across the world.

5) Prince William and Kate Middleton ($34 million)
The royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton was one of the most awaited weddings in history. The wedding took place on the 29th of April at Westminster Abbey, London which was broadcasted all over the world, in 118 countries on the internet, radio and television.  The wedding cake alone cost $80,000 which was an eight-tier fruit cake, covered with white cream and 900 sugar flowers pasted on it. $800,000 was spent on flowers and the bride's dress cost more than $70,000. Kate Middleton dressed up in a white satin dress that was tapped with beautiful laces.

4) Vanisha Mittal and Amit Bhatia ($58 million)
The daughter of India's richest person Vanisha Mittal and investment banker Amit Bhatia had India's most extravagant wedding ever recorded. It started with an engagement ceremony held at the Palace of Versailles, followed by a dinner at the famous Jardin des Tuileries prepared by chefs flown in from India.  The wedding itself took place a few miles away at the 17th century Chateau Vaux le Vicomte. The highlight of the reception was a performance by pop star Kylie Minogue amidst fireworks at the Eiffel Tower.

3) Prince Charles and Lady Diana ($115 million)
The fairytale wedding between England's Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer was held on 29th July 1981 at St. Paul's Cathedral, London and was broadcasted all over the world with more than 750 million people glued to their telelvision sets just to get a glimpse of the newlyweds. More than 600,000 people stood in the street to be part of the event. 27 wedding cakes were prepared in honor of the couple. The bride wore a white puff ball wedding dress, embedded with 10,000 pearls and a 25 foot long train of ivory and lace which was antique. The engagement ring made of diamond and sapphire was worth $60,000.

2) Seemanto Roy & Chnadano Toor and Sushanto Roy & Richa Roy ($123 million)
Being the most expensive wedding in India till date, the wedding was Sahara owner Subrata Roy’s sons, was held in Lucknow on the 10th of February 2004. More than 110 dishes were prepared for 11000 guests who attended the wedding. From corporate to celebrities, from politics to religious figures all were in the guest list. British symphony was a major attraction, which entertained guests by playing Indian tunes. Even the world famous Shiamak Davar group performed on the occasion. The whole of Lucknow was decorated like a bride. Even beggars were fed to celebrate the happiness!

1) Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid al Maktoum & Sheikha Hind Bint Maktoum ($137 million)
The Arabs outshined the Indians in the list of the most expensive weddings in the world. In 1979 the wedding between Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid al Maktoum and Sheikha Hind Bint Maktoum took place and earned a place in the “Billionaire Weddings” of the Forbes magazine. A five day official holiday was declared all over Dubai and the ruler himself went from village to village on his horse to feed everyone. A hall equivalent to a stadium was built from scratch especially to accommodate 20,000 guests. 

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