This isn't your average wedding. Folarin Alakija, the son of Nigerian oil billionaire Folorunso Alakija married Iranian model Nazanin Jafarian Ghaissarifar during what was an extremely opulent ceremony - one that had the price tag of about $6.3 million. The groom's mother, Folorunso Alakija, serves as the vice chair of Famfa Oil, a Nigerian oil company, and is considered one of the richest African women in the world, with a net worth of about $1.
Michael Waring Before the new collections shown at October's Bridal Market hit stores in late January/early February, many bridal salons across the country will be holding blow out sample sales to move older inventory. To find out if there's a sample sale in your area, contact your local bridal salons and simply ask if they are planning one in the near future.
Traditionally, weddings themselves and the months leading up to them are bursting with generosity. There are engagement parties and bridal showers, people spend hundreds on plane tickets and bedding sets, and friends and family members offer their time, support, and energy. So, in this time of great giving, what better time to give back?
Being the single one in your group of friends can mean that all eyeballs are on you when it comes to figuring out when you're going to meet your вЂњperson,вЂќ settle down, and get married. But as you're buying present after present for your friends' weddings, searching high and low for a plus one, and even trying to figure out how to fill your social calendar with events other than baby and bridal showers, you might find your head nodding to some of the tweets below which sum up exactly what it feels like to be single when all of your friends are #married or #engaged.
01 Of 25 The White Bridesmaid Dress Trend AmyHiggPhoto White is no longer reserved for just the bride-these maids pull off the stark color with a bright bouquet of blooms for a look that is summertime fine. 02 of 25 Embroidered Pop of Color We're swooning over these uniquely embroidered For Love and Lemons dresses, where rich marsala pops against a sheer canvas.
Winter honeymoons may be the thing Caribbean dreams are made of, but you don't need sandy shores to have a romantic getaway. European cities are as dreamy when they're snow-covered in the winter as they are in full bloom of spring. And with half the crowds, you'll have these towns all to yourself. Picture strolling the romantic cobblestone-lined lanes of eastern Europe, dining along the water staring at castles across the way, or admiring views of the Mediterranean from thousands of feet up.