Starting with the £12 million dress to the £322,000 wedding place, couples with cash to splash are not short of options. But, now brides-to-be with Petra Ecclestone tendencies have a new way to lavish money on their wedding after a cake worth millions was unveiled ahead of ‘The National Wedding Show’. And the extravagant six tier high dessert is one-and-a-half metres tall and is decorated with more than 2,000 diamonds – the equivalent of 2,046 carats.
However, Bespoke jewellers Russell and Case who are based on the aptly named Bling Bling Street in Liverpool collaborated with Cake in Chester to make the sensational showpiece. It is notable that the wedding cake is estimated to be worth a staggering £32.4m which means it is the most expensive in the world. But the, cake owners, Tim and Jules Smith told: ‘We jumped at the opportunity to create the world’s most expensive wedding cake. ‘It is a special cake standing at over a metre and a half tall and covered with diamonds, so they are the proverbial icing on the cake!’ The public will be able to view – and taste – the new world record holder at the BT Convention Centre at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on the 3rd March. Laura Davies, Marketing and Events Manager, said: ‘We wanted to do something huge for The National Wedding Show, and this cake really is huge!’
Here you can watch world’s top 4 most expensive weddings:
1: Prince William and Kate Middleton, 2011
It is mentionable, watched by over two billion people worldwide; the 2011 royal wedding was one of the most expensive in history, costing a staggering £21 million, although a large chunk of the cash was spent on security. And now Duchess of Cambridge’s dress was reported to have cost a cool £250,000.
2: Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries, 2011
Although lasting just 72 days, the ill-fated marriage of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries did not come cheap. Along with three £16 million Vera Wang dresses, Kim also splashed out £6.4 million on diamonds. Luckily for the soon-to-be divorced pair, getting unhitched is proving cheaper and has cost just £3.8 million so far.
3: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, 2006
It is noteworthy that eight years ago, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes wed in a luxury Scientology ceremony which took place in a fairytale Italian castle. During the £2.5 million nuptials, the couple exchanged platinum and diamond rings. Whether the hugely expensive rings have been returned since their divorce remains to be seen.
4: Francois Henri Pinault and Salma Hayek, 2009
While you are the billionaire owner of a French luxury goods conglomerate, £2.5 million looks like small change, so for Francois Henri Pinault, his 2009 nuptials probably looked like a bargain. Along with a designer dress, jewel encrusted wedding bands and a luxury reception, Pinault and his new wife Salma Hayek also enjoyed a private concert from none other than U2.