Billionaire Heiress Petra Ecclestone Weds in Rome

August 28, 2011 By:
Billionaire Heiress Petra Ecclestone Weds in Rome

The world’s richest bride has wed! British heiress Petra Ecclestone, the 22-year-old daughter of billionaire Formula One CEO Bernie Ecclestone tied the knot with businessman James Stunt this weekend.

If you thought Kim Kardashian’s wedding was over the top, wait til you hear about this one. It was such an extravagant wedding; it was a three-day event!

According to People magazine he wedding took place at Castello Orsini-Odescalchi, the castle where Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes also got married back in 2006. But Tom and Katie’s wedding was just one day…Petra’s was three!

The only thing Petra and Kim K had in common was their wedding dress designer. Petra also wore a one of a kind Vera Wang gown. Multiple ones. Her main gown cost over $130,000. It’s been a busy month for Vera!

And when you’re a billionaire heiress, a regular DJ just won’t do. Andrea Bocelli was there performing "Time to Say Goodbye," the first dance was courtesy of Eric Clapton while the Black Eyed Peas performed for guests. The Black Eyed Peas generally charge about $2.4 million dollars for a live performance. Fergie was spotted arriving in Rome with pals Paris and Nicky Hilton. Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice, the daughters of the Duke of York and Sarah Ferguson were also seen arriving in Rome for the lavish bash.

When they got engaged in London back in May, Rihanna was also paid big bucks to perform.

There were huge fireworks and an acrobatics show following the wedding reception. Why not, right? Guests drank $6,5000 bottles of wine—Chateau Petrus. Guests also enjoyed Cristal champagne, caviar and caviar canapés. The wedding reportedly cost more than $5 million dollars, but that’s just an early estimate.

Petra exploded on the scene back in July when she purchased the Spelling Mansion from Candy Spelling for $85 million dollars. She reportedly borrowed $83 million from her mother to pay off the house. That makes sense, it sounds totally sensible for a 22 year old to live in an iconic mansion that’s bigger than the actual White House.

Sounds like this James fella really struck gold. Petra is young, hot and rich, rich, rich. But if their I do’s become I don’t at some point, Petra’s family had James sign an iron clad pre-nup. And she purchased the Spelling home before they got married, and the deed to the house is under her name only.

Congrats to the happy couple!