How exactly do you spend $25 million on a wedding?
Here’s how. When you’re the daughter of New York's “King of Retail” he’ll pay.
Renee Sutton and her fiancée Eliot Cohen wed in a traditional Jewish ceremony at sunset, overlooking the Adriatic Sea at St. Stephen Castle near Monopoli in southern Italy, with 400 guests looking on. Daddy spent close to $5 million on flying the guests to Italy on three charter flights.
Her father is billionaire Jeff Sutton, the 522nd richest man in the world. He arrived at the ceremony with his daughter in a horse drawn carriage. But that was just the start. Guests had already been there for four days of boozy parties leading up to the big day. Drinks and food were all included, no one saw a bill.
Among the highlights:
A choir sang modern love songs, while the two tied the knot beneath a custom-made chuppah. Some guests arrived at the ceremony on horse drawn carriages while violin players played along the driveway.
Security guards patrolled the area to make sure people who were not invited did not crash. Fifty luxury cars were hired for the week to chauffeur guests around the city.
The reception was held on a nearby beach, which the couple added a dance floor to. Eight tons of flowers were flown in from Holland and guests were comped at the $500 and up a night Borgano Egnazia resort in the town of Fasano. Blocked for the wedding were 63 rooms and villas on the 600-acre resort. A fireworks display ended the main event.
Jeff Sutton made his fortune by renting out his retail spaces to high-end stores on 5th Avenue.
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