In a dress worth $873,000, clearly no expense was spared for the fairy tale wedding of Madina Shokirova, the daughter of a Russian oil tycoon.

Tying the knot with a man identified only as "Sador" it was an event that would put the fanciest of celebrity weddings to shame.

Held in the luxurious Radisson Royal Congress Park hotel in Moscow, 9,000 guests were reportedly in attendance. Which may explain the need for such a gargantuan cake.

When guests weren't mistaking the cake for a small building, they would have been mesmerised by the bride's haute couture dress by British fashion house Ralph & Russo.


The bride chose the less prominent brand, dismissing a wedding gown from one of the leading haute couture houses of Zuhair Murad.

The gorgeous layered lace gown was decorated with silver embroidery, organza petals, and hundreds of pearls and Swarovski crystals.

Prior to the wedding, Madina spent her hen party in the Spanish resort town of Marbella, where she flew in with her girlfriends on a private jet.

Despite the bride's family trying to stay out of the media spotlight, it was reported that Ilkhom Shokirov is the owner of the most luxurious hotel located in the capital city of Tashkent in north-eastern Uzbekistan.

In addition, he owns 65 per cent of the shares in one of the largest shopping centres in Uzbekistan and two hotels in western Russia's Moscow region.

- Australscope