Daughter of F1 Supremo Bernie Ecclestone – Petra Ecclestone recently tied the knot with a wedding that set tongues wagging since it cost as much as $5 million. Having a billionaire dad means that you have a few millions to spread around in any case and the Ecclestone sisters are certainly no strangers on The Rich Times. In fact, Petra’s sister, Tamara was just featured for being the most pet crazy billionaire on the circuit.
Coming back to the wedding, sources claim that it was like a Kate Middleton and Kim Kardashian wedding combined. Extravagancies included $6,500 per-bottle wine for guests, entertainment that included Andrea Bocelli as well as the Black Eyed Peas and a stunning yet obligatory Vera Wang wedding gown that reportedly cost $130,000.
The venue of the wedding was a romantic 15th century castle – the same one used by Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise for their walk down the aisle.
With a fortune of more than $4 Billion, it would be safe to say that this was indeed the wedding of the richest bride in the world. The happy bridegroom, businessman James Stunt has already signed a pre-nuptial agreement (something that we think was very smart to do given the large fortune of the heiress. Also present on the guest list were the Hilton sisters. Paris Hilton reportedly mentioned the even as the most incredible wedding.
The wedding took place at the Castello Orsini-Odescalchi, outside Rome with the bride arriving with her father in a white Rolls Royce. The three day nuptial had the bride looking spectacular with a diamond tiara and ear-rings to compliment the Vera Wang gown.
How many men I know who are earning dollars aplenty, but who are really earning little of what counts. They are so overwhelmingly engrossed in business that they get nothing from their dollars. The juggernaught of dollar-making has crushed out of them every capacity for genuine enjoyment, every grace, every unselfish sentiment and instinct. —