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Couple shuts down the Great Pyramid of Giza for their extravagant wedding, sparking debate

The tech billionaire got married in Egypt in a multi-day event and people on the internet highlighted the unnecessary nature of such extravagance.

Couple shuts down the Great Pyramid of Giza for their extravagant wedding, sparking debate
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Weddings are special for any couple as they celebrate their union with loved ones. However, could you imagine renting the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt for your wedding? A tech billionaire did just that. However, the wedding has sparked outrage on the internet for being splendidly wasteful. An entrepreneur, Ryan Serhant—who goes by @ryanserhant on Instagram—posted about CEO Ankur Jain and Erika Hammond on Instagram as "The greatest wedding I've ever been to." The entrepreneur shared how he could not have thought that one could rent out the pyramids in Egypt for a wedding including the "Sphinx." Several other celebrities and businessmen were a part of the wedding.


 
 
 
 
 
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Serhant revealed that as everyone reached Mohamed Ali Palace in Cairo, Egypt, the bride and groom were still at a Safari in South Africa and had not arrived yet. The wedding was overflowing with lavish food, drinks and gifts and they arrived at 2:00 AM. For the second day of the wedding, the pyramids and the Spinx were shut down so the guests could go in and around the tombs without any other tourists. The guests also went to the "Met Gala Museum" in Egypt, which had not been opened to the public yet. The people at the party had the world's largest museum to themselves.


 
 
 
 
 
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The entrepreneur even posted part 2 of the video, explaining how they were told to dress in "black tie" and were sent a PDF of designs for wedding clothes before the functions. The wedding happened on the third day of the celebrations and had 4 different venues. The bride and groom got married on a circular podium as the sun set behind the pyramids in the background. As the guests went on to the second venue, the pyramids were lit up as a part of the festivities. People had their dinner at venue number three and the after party at venue number 4, where they witnessed fireworks and spectacular performances. People had mixed reactions to the wedding, but many found it disrespectful for a wide range of reasons.


 
 
 
 
 
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@richellemarata commented, "Honestly, this is such a gross display of wealth that it's not even enjoyable to watch, especially with the state of the world, especially being in the middle ground between Africa and the Middle East. And knowing so many people could be aided with this type of money. The amount of waste the temporary buildings most likely contributed to. The families in America struggling here on our own shores. It's just so wasteful, so grotesque. Sadly, statistically, most couples who have such extreme weddings are divorced within 6 months. I'm not being insulting, I mean, read the room….the entire world's on fire." dannys_926 wrote, "Imagine flying to Egypt just to see the pyramids and find out it's closed because of that venue."

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Meanwhile, @thedoctorpjp remarked, "The Pyramids and Sphinx were two of the most spectacular things I have ever seen in person. To have that as a backdrop for a wedding is by far one of the coolest things I have ever seen - I can't imagine the experience!" @dinaramadan0901 expressed, "I would love to know who is the beneficiary of this rental. They rented what from whom? I am Egyptian and I would love to know all this information and I think we deserve to know." @jo_w_mccormick shared, "Meanwhile, not far from here, over 1 million people (1 in 3 children under 2) are starving to death in Gaza."


 
 
 
 
 
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