Tech billionaire Ankur Jain married a former WWE wrestler in Egypt. Private jets, pyramids and more

The lavish wedding was attended by prominent dignitaries

Built Rewards CEO Ankur Jain and former WWE wrestler Erica Hammond exchanged vows on Friday in a lavish ceremony set against the majestic backdrop of the Great Pyramids in Egypt. Page Six reported.

„We're New Yorkers and it's very special to be in a completely different global environment,” said Mr Jain, founder and CEO of cashback technology company Build Rewards. People Following their marriage.

„So we decided that our wedding would be a moment together to celebrate a new beginning, a special party with our friends somewhere you'd be in another world.”

While their wedding venue is unique, it's not the only unconventional aspect of their festivities. The couple opted for wedding favors, eschewing the traditional wedding cake and leaving much of the planning to their coordinators.

„I didn't know what the napkins would look like or what the table setting would look like,” Ms. Hammond, 32, told PEOPLE.

Mr Jain, 34, added, „We're not traditional wedding people. Why would you spend $20,000 on flowers? It makes no sense.”

The couple was directly involved in one particular aspect: arranging transportation for wedding guests from their arranged safari in Africa to Cairo for the ceremony.

Before their welcome party, their private EgyptAir plane encountered an unexpected delay due to the intervention of the South African government, causing considerable inconvenience. Although the bride and groom worked for hours to ensure their guests arrived in Egypt, they eventually managed to resolve the issue. However, this setback meant that their welcome event started three hours later than planned.

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„We were separated till 5 in the morning,” Mr Jain recalled to People on April 25. The event, held at the Mohammed Ali Palace, had a „modern Cairo” theme and featured belly and fire dancers.

Prominent faces attended the lavish wedding, including Lance Bass and his husband, Michael Turchin, Robin Thicke and his wife, April Love Geary, „Shark Tank” investor Kevin O'Leary and his wife, Linda, influencer Serena Kerrigan, several politicians and prominent businessmen. .

„We had a great time. It was very special,” Mr Jain told the outlet. „When the fireworks went off, it was one of the most amazing moments. I was so emotional, I can't even put it into words.”

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