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Watch: Legendary Egyptian wedding ceremony held in Italy

A video showing the wedding of the offspring of the biggest Egyptian businessmen has gone viral on social media in Egypt

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A video showing the wedding of the offspring of the biggest Egyptian businessmen has gone viral on social media in Egypt.

Salah Diab and Hani Talaat Mustafa, the brother of Hisham Talaat Mustafa, celebrated the marriage of their son and daughter in Florence, Italy.

The ceremony was held in one of the Italian city’s most luxurious hotels. It was attended by a large number of people from the business world and broadcast live on social networking sites on Monday, where Egyptians were able to watch and follow the ceremony.

But the lavish event has sparked some anger among Egyptians who wanted the couple to hold the ceremony in their home country, and they argued that Egypt has many prestigious and luxurious hotels and halls. And the $3mln cost of the ceremony has fueled the negative responses.

The bride is the daughter of Salah Diab, owner of “al-Masri al-Yawm” newspaper and several large companies operating in the fields of agriculture and oil. The groom is the son of businessman Hani Talaat Mustafa, the brother of Hisham Talaat Mustafa who was jailed for the murder of Lebanese singer Suzanne Tamim. He is the grandson of businessman Talaat Mustafa, owner of major company working in the real estate business and food and juice products.

Diab rented an EgyptAir aircraft to fly 130 guests, including businessmen and the couple’s relatives. A team of public relations agents was allocated for receiving the invitees and handling travel procedures at the airport, where the elite guests left from terminal 4 - which is dedicated to private jets and business leaders.

The ceremony was held at a luxurious hall decorated with white and red flowers with candles on the sides. The bride wore a diamond bejeweled tiara.

Asked why they chose Italy, Hani Talaat Mustafa, the groom’s father, said his son was studying in there and wanted his friends to share with him his the most “beautiful moments.”