A Russian billionaire went all out — in typical billionaire fashion — this weekend, and paid more than $4 million to have Mariah Carey and Sir Elton John perform at his 19-year-old granddaughter’s London wedding.
The superstars headlined the extravagant bash after Irene Kogan, the granddaughter of businessman Valery Kogan, wed Daniel Kevey on Saturday at the swanky Landmark Hotel, the Daily Mail reports.
Mariah Carey dedicated her song “We Belong Together” to the young couple, in her first performance since that New Year’s Eve mishap in Times Square. While Sir Elton did a 12-song set. There was also a DJ set by Mark Ronson and, curiously, a speech from Antonio Banderas.
The couple dished out a nine-course meal to their guests which included tartare of yellow fin tuna, seared sea bass and roasted fillet of dry-aged beef.
Luxury cake designer Elizabeth Solaru provided the $124,000, 10-tier wedding cake which contained five different flavors, more than 1,000 duck eggs, and 10,000 handcrafted sugar flowers.
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