Pippa Middleton’s £275,000 wedding ceremony may have been one of the most talked about society events of the year, but a billionaire’s daughter and her boyfriend may have just stolen her thunder.
Renee Sutton, who is the daughter of New York’s ‘King of Retail’ Jeff Sutton, married her fiance Eliot Cohen in a lavish outdoor ceremony on the coast of Puglia today, at an estimated eye-watering cost of £20 million.
The Daily Mail reports that her billionaire father, who is the 522nd richest man in the world, splashed out on flying friends and family out to the picturesque southern region of Italy, which forms the heel of country’s “boot”.
No expense was spared for the traditional Jewish ceremony, which took place on a bespoke venue which had been constructed over the sea so the bride and groom could say their nuptials as the Adriatic waves crashed behind them.
Hundreds of white orchids lined the outdoor wedding venue, while a string quartet serenaded the guests as they took their seats.
The bride and groom arrived at the venue in a horse drawn carriage, and Renee was pictured wearing a stunning ball gown dress with lace sleeves, a diamond tiara and a traditional veil.
As the couple waited for the ceremony to begin, a choir sang modern love songs, while they were pictured saying their vows beneath a traditional Jewish chuppah in a sunset ceremony.
After the wedding, guests made their way to a temporary stage on the beach that overlooked the stunning turquoise coastline.
Hundreds of flowers and candles were dotted around the venue to add to the romantic ambience, while speculation from the local Italian press that Madonna or Lady Gaga were to perform for the couple at their wedding party turned out the be false.
The evening ended with a spectacular firework display before a fleet of cars ferried the guests to Bari airport for an overnight flight back to New York.
Sutton has spent close to $5 million flying over guests to Italy, according to The Daily Mail.
The mogul is thought to have footed the astronomical bill and has an estimated fortune of $3.6 billion.
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