There’s splashing out on your wedding day, and then there’s this. In what’s rumoured to be the most lavish wedding ceremony in history, serious stars such as Sting, Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias performed for the son of a Russian billionaire and his bride in a day of celebrations in Moscow rumoured to have cost over $1 billion.

Said Gutseriev, 28, the son of energy tycoon Mikhail Gutseriev, and his 20 year old bride Khadija Uzhakhova, tied the knot in the Russian capital on Saturday (March 26th). At the subsequent ceremony, rumoured to have been attended by 600 guests, the three pop stars performed their famous hits while attendees enjoyed a nine-tier wedding cake and a huge fireworks display.

Wedding guests took numerous pictures and videos at the ceremony, which appear to feature the venue’s walls completely covered with floral displays.


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However, one day of celebrations is seemingly not enough for the newly-wed couple, with the second ‘part’ of the wedding taking place at a secret ceremony in London this weekend, with people such as Sir Elton John and Beyonce on the guest list.

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J-Lo, in a performance that reportedly included three costume changes, played her hits ‘If You Had My Love’, ‘Dance Again’ and ‘Get Right’, though she was apparently taken aback that few guests actually knew the words to her songs. In an Instagram video, she can be heard joking that getting the names of the happy couple correctly pronounced was “the hardest thing I had to do today”.

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Sting, the former singer of The Police, then played his 1999 hit ‘Desert Rose’ for the couple, before Enrique Iglesias took to the stage for his song ‘Bailamos’.

According to Forbes, the bride’s father is worth $6.2 billion, having made his fortune in private banking in the aftermath of the collapse of communism. His son was educated at Eton and Oxford, and his bride is currently studying dentistry at Moscow University.

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