Gold on his finger: Millionaire James Bond fan to marry in lavish 007 themed wedding featuring THREE aircraft used in the iconic spy movies … and a Daniel Craig lookalike
15:26 GMT, 31 October 2012
A James Bond fan is getting married 3,000ft above London in a lavish 007-themed wedding aboard a jet used in Goldfinger.
Millionaire businessman Abdul Hasan, 23, has hired three aircraft from Bond films for his 007 wedding to fiance Layla Khatun.
Their wedding vows will be taken flying above St Paul’s Cathedral in a private jet used in the Sean Connery classic Goldfinger.
Their 007 day will also include appearances by Daniel Craig, Odd Job and Blofeld – all provided by a lookalike agency.
A James Bond fan is getting married in a lavish 007-themed wedding which will feature a reception taking place in the Skyfleet Boing 747 featured in Casino Royale
Business class: The jet will seat 200 people for a silver service reception
Their reception for 200 guests is aboard the actual Boeing 747 used in Daniel Craig’s Casino Royale.
And the happy couple will fly off on honeymoon in the same helicopter Pierce Brosnan piloted in Goldeneye.
Wealthy Abdul secretly plotted the Bond-themed wedding after sky-falling in love with Layla, also 23.
He said: 'I told the wedding planners we wanted to get married in the same style as James Bond.
'We want a special day that will really be different and I think we’re going to get that.'
The pair will take off from a secret airfield in Surrey next Tuesday for their ceremony in the skies.
Abdul, who made his fortune exporting Ferraris and Lamborghinis to the Middle East,
has brought in his own Q for the Bond wedding which is costing him more than 100,000.
Captain Mustafa Azim Aolad was given the daunting task of finding the iconic aircraft used in the Bond films.
He said: 'I have been given the difficult position of coordinating the Bond-styled wedding 3,000 ft above London.
'I think it’s a fantastic idea and it will definitely be a day to remember.'
Bond would approve: Abdul Hasan made his millions exporting Ferraris and Lamborghinis to the Middle East
Dressed for the occasion: Abdul Hasan and his fiance Layla Khatun met the Daniel Craig lookalike ahead of the wedding
Capt Aolad, who runs his own aviation company, said: “The 200 wedding guests will arrive by coach at the private airfield to wave the happy couple off.
'Close friends and family will board the executive jet used in Goldfinger which will fly them over London.
'The bride and groom will take their wedding vows as they fly over St Paul’s Cathedral.
jet will then pass over the QE2 bridge where it will be met by two
Russian Yak 52 aerobatic planes and escorted down to the white cliffs of
'Then they will
return to the private airfield to join the rest of their wedding guests
and board the Skyfleet Boeing 747 used in the filming of Casino Royale.
dinner on board the 747, accompanied by a live jazz band, the happy
couple will leave for their honeymoon in the Robinson R44 Astral
helicopter used in Goldeneye.
'Mr Hasan is definitely a Bond fan.'
Double take: Famous faces on the wedding guest list include Oddjob, Daniel Craig as James Bond and Blofeld, all provided by a lookalike agency
Abdul has watched every Bond film dozens of times and is a huge fan of the latest 007 blockbuster Skyfall.
The couple have brought in Pride of Asia, a London-based company who specialise in organising lavish Asian weddings.
The company’s wedding planner Wazid Salim said: “I have never come across something like this before.
'Planning this was a mission and it has taken almost 10 months to organise all of the aircraft and venues.
'It was tough because whoever I went to with the idea they were shocked.
'All the airplane people I approached asked how we would ever be able to do it.
'But I managed to convince them and completed my mission.'
The couple will fly off in the Goldeneye helicopter to a secret honeymoon destination but what happens then is for their eyes only.
Abdul and his wife will fly off on honeymoon in the helicopter used in the 1995 film GoldenEye and will hold their reception in the Boeing used by Bond in the 2006 movie Casino Royale
Honor Blackman as Pussy Galore posed on a private jet for the 1964 film Goldfinger
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