Mariah Carey is planning a lavish affair for her wedding to billionaire, James Packer and we wouldn’t expect anything less! It turns out they’re only having 50 people but they are sparing no expense from private planes to couture gowns! But all the while, she is reportedly refusing to help pay for her dying sister’s lifesaving brain and spinal surgeries.
Third time’s a charm! Mariah Carey and her fiance, James Packer are set to tie-the-knot in June on the exclusive island of Barbuda in the Caribbean, according to TMZ. The Grammy-award winner plans to only invite 50 of their closest family and friends, which will certainly be tough! But it does sound like this wedding will be the event of the summer because another report claims they are spending a whopping $100 million on the nuptials.
Mariah and her Australian billionaire beau are going to be getting married sometime in June. They reportedly picked this Caribbean island because that’s where James is currently building a $250 million resort with actor Robert De Niro — fancy! Her guests will be flown in on private jets and no expense will be spared. But they’re waiting until her Las Vegas residency ends this Spring and for the taping of her 10-part reality show to be finished. As of now no invites have gone out … we’re still waiting on ours too!
“Think private jets, performers, security, couture clothing and private chefs,” a source tells Life & Style. “And the price of everything is even higher because they’re making the wedding happen so soon.” It turns out they are even flying in their own flowers because they want a mix of 17th century tulip bulbs and Shenzhen Nongke orchids, which cost $200,000 per plant! They are also planning to release white doves and monarch butterflies (Mariah’s faves) into the sky after they say I do!
Meanwhile, Mariah is busy dealing with some major family drama. Her sister, Alison Carey is reportedly dying of HIV and needs help paying for major surgeries on her brain and spine. There are reports that claim Mariah doesn’t want to help her but we’ve learned that Mariah loves her siblings and would never leave them out to dry. “Mariah loves each and every member of her family and has a heart that’s bigger than her legendary voice,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com. “She’s not going to address anything about her family other than the fact that she loves them all. Mimi’s taken care of Allison’s children and made sure they’ve been well provided for for years and she’s been present in their lives.”
HollywoodLifers, do you think Mariah should have a beach wedding or a big city bash?