2,000 watch Bolton’s ‘wedding of the year’ as Asons boss Bilal Akram gets married

Bilal Akram and his bride Khair Un Nisa.

A drummer entertains guests before the ceremony

Brothers Faheen Akram, aged three, and Harris Akram, aged three, flash a smile

Bilal Akram and his bride Khair Un Nisa.

Bilal Akram and his bride Khair Un Nisa.

Bilal Akram and his bride Khair Un Nisa.

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THE spectacular wedding of the youngest son of the hugely successful Bolton-based Asons Solicitors was attended by more than 2,000 people.

Bilal Akram, aged 25, married 21-year-old Khair Un Nisar who he met 18 months ago on holiday in Pakistan.

The two tied the knot in a society-style wedding with guests flying in from Pakistan, Germany, Spain, France and Portugal as well as travelling from across the UK.

Luxury cars including Rolls Royce Phantoms, Bentleys and Porches were parked outside the 3D Centre in Bella Street, Bolton, where the ceremony took place.

Mr Akram has joined Asons Solicitors as Compliance Director, joining his brothers Kamran and Imran Akram who run the firm.

His wedding celebrations began a week ago with yesterday’s event the grandest yet.

For football lovers, the Liverpool v Manchester City game was screened on large televisions.

The wedding banquet featured four different starters, five main courses and two desserts.

A large multi-tier, 10ft tall cake with the base measuring five feet was the centre piece of the banquet and the couple donated to the bottom two layers to Bolton Hospice, the Women’s Refuge, Bolton Food Bank and Bolton Lads and Girls Club.

Mr Akram said: “At Asons, we’re all about family — the Bolton family — so wherever we see an opportunity to help out or to get local community groups involved, we do our best.

“While I can’t invite all of Bolton to the wedding — we’d never find the space — we can at least give them something to go with their tea and coffee on Sunday evening.”

Mr Akram and his new wife, who is studying to become a teacher in Pakistan, will enjoy a honeymoon in Dubai and Malaysia before travelling to Saudi Arabia for a holy pilgrimage. Mrs Akram said: “We have had an amazing few weeks.

“The functions started last Sunday with various events both at home and at a banqueting hall.”

Mr Akram said: “We must be the luckiest couple in the world.”

Asons is to build a £7 million office and create up to 300 new jobs.

The futuristic building will form a new gateway to the town centre, on the site of the former Bolton College building in Clarence Street.


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As well as office space, the development will include a restaurant, space for business networking and corporate events and a rooftop garden.

The development will complete a fairytale rise for the Akram family.

The father of the boys, Mohammed, now aged 59, moved to Bolton from Pakistan in 1972 to work in Wolfenden Mill.

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12:08pm Mon 14 Apr 14

adatherton says...

Very nice story about successful Bolton people, who are providing jobs.
Very nice story about successful Bolton people, who are providing jobs. adatherton
  • Score: -23

2:43pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Niccii says...

Only 2000, it was small one!
Congratulations!!!
Only 2000, it was small one! Congratulations!!! Niccii
  • Score: -20

6:17pm Mon 14 Apr 14

ssumner says...

Whilst I appreciate the couple want to celebrate their big day; I'd have hoped working for a legal company that they'd have known the road laws as they caused chaos along Beaumont Rd yesterday as they blocked both lanes of the road just so they could get the perfect 'picture'!
Whilst I appreciate the couple want to celebrate their big day; I'd have hoped working for a legal company that they'd have known the road laws as they caused chaos along Beaumont Rd yesterday as they blocked both lanes of the road just so they could get the perfect 'picture'! ssumner
  • Score: 9

6:32pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Rupert T Bear says...

Hmmm ..... Rolls Royce Phantoms, Bentleys and Porches, eh? Well I can afford one of these three. Can you guess which it is?
Hmmm ..... Rolls Royce Phantoms, Bentleys and Porches, eh? Well I can afford one of these three. Can you guess which it is? Rupert T Bear
  • Score: 17

6:44pm Mon 14 Apr 14

VIGILANTE VIC says...

ssumner says...

Whilst I appreciate the couple want to celebrate their big day; I'd have hoped working for a legal company that they'd have known the road laws as they caused chaos along Beaumont Rd yesterday as they blocked both lanes of the road just so they could get the perfect 'picture'!

AND CAUSING HAVOC ON ST HELENS ROAD WHILE SPEEDING-FACT
ssumner says... Whilst I appreciate the couple want to celebrate their big day; I'd have hoped working for a legal company that they'd have known the road laws as they caused chaos along Beaumont Rd yesterday as they blocked both lanes of the road just so they could get the perfect 'picture'! AND CAUSING HAVOC ON ST HELENS ROAD WHILE SPEEDING-FACT VIGILANTE VIC
  • Score: 42

7:30pm Mon 14 Apr 14

AmeerK says...

Wedding of the year? How so? Please can someone explain to me how this wedding (in 3D hall, fancy cars, cake & TV's which is usually the minimum standard required for a 'nice wedding' within the Asian community) deserves the 'wedding of the year' title. Clearly Bolton Evening News haven't been too many weddings to make any reasonable comparisons. This is clearly a marketing and advertising strategy used to advertise the firm and not the wedding itself. Clever indeed however I just do not agree that this wedding deserves a 'wedding of the year' title. This is merely a opinion which I am entitled to I therefore do not care what you think of it.
Wedding of the year? How so? Please can someone explain to me how this wedding (in 3D hall, fancy cars, cake & TV's which is usually the minimum standard required for a 'nice wedding' within the Asian community) deserves the 'wedding of the year' title. Clearly Bolton Evening News haven't been too many weddings to make any reasonable comparisons. This is clearly a marketing and advertising strategy used to advertise the firm and not the wedding itself. Clever indeed however I just do not agree that this wedding deserves a 'wedding of the year' title. This is merely a opinion which I am entitled to I therefore do not care what you think of it. AmeerK
  • Score: -4

7:47pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Donkey Stone says...

No comments on the 28 million pound ciggy scam then. Why not?
No comments on the 28 million pound ciggy scam then. Why not? Donkey Stone
  • Score: 60

8:08pm Mon 14 Apr 14

VIGILANTE VIC says...

Donkey Stone wrote:
No comments on the 28 million pound ciggy scam then. Why not?
GOOD POINT... BUT I THINK WE ALL KNOW WHY, AND ALSO DELETED COMMENTS ON THE CLARENDON ST. SCHOOL FEATURE AND JUST LIKE BEFORE ON OTHER STORIES FROM TBN,
A LOT OF THE POSTS WERE- RELEVANT, REASONABLE,RATIONAL- YES THE 3 R's
[quote][p][bold]Donkey Stone[/bold] wrote: No comments on the 28 million pound ciggy scam then. Why not?[/p][/quote]GOOD POINT... BUT I THINK WE ALL KNOW WHY, AND ALSO DELETED COMMENTS ON THE CLARENDON ST. SCHOOL FEATURE AND JUST LIKE BEFORE ON OTHER STORIES FROM TBN, A LOT OF THE POSTS WERE- RELEVANT, REASONABLE,RATIONAL- YES THE 3 R's VIGILANTE VIC
  • Score: 33

9:47pm Mon 14 Apr 14

MarkAllRead says...

Donkey Stone wrote:
No comments on the 28 million pound ciggy scam then. Why not?
Because it directly refers to a court case. The BN can never allow comments on a court case for legal reasons. This has been explained time and time again, yet some people seem to ignore the explanation and make out that there's some other agenda.
[quote][p][bold]Donkey Stone[/bold] wrote: No comments on the 28 million pound ciggy scam then. Why not?[/p][/quote]Because it directly refers to a court case. The BN can never allow comments on a court case for legal reasons. This has been explained time and time again, yet some people seem to ignore the explanation and make out that there's some other agenda. MarkAllRead
  • Score: -32

9:56pm Mon 14 Apr 14

MarkAllRead says...

Rupert T Bear wrote:
Hmmm ..... Rolls Royce Phantoms, Bentleys and Porches, eh? Well I can afford one of these three. Can you guess which it is?
LOL!, Yeah, I could just about afford a Porch, but a Porsche, maybe not.
[quote][p][bold]Rupert T Bear[/bold] wrote: Hmmm ..... Rolls Royce Phantoms, Bentleys and Porches, eh? Well I can afford one of these three. Can you guess which it is?[/p][/quote]LOL!, Yeah, I could just about afford a Porch, but a Porsche, maybe not. MarkAllRead
  • Score: 17

10:00pm Mon 14 Apr 14

VIGILANTE VIC says...

MarkAllRead wrote:
Donkey Stone wrote:
No comments on the 28 million pound ciggy scam then. Why not?
Because it directly refers to a court case. The BN can never allow comments on a court case for legal reasons. This has been explained time and time again, yet some people seem to ignore the explanation and make out that there's some other agenda.
MarkAllRead wrote:
The BN can never allow comments on a court case for legal reasons. This has been explained time and time again,

OH I WASN'T AWARE OF THE LEGAL REASONS THANK YOU FOR POINTING THAT OUT TO ME, I JUST THOUGHT MAYBE ONGOING COURT CASES COULD NOT BE COMMENTED ON FOR OBVIOUS REASONS, CAN I ASK DOES THIS APPLY EVEN WHEN PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CHARGED AND CONVICTED AND THE COURT CASE IS OVER WITH.
[quote][p][bold]MarkAllRead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Donkey Stone[/bold] wrote: No comments on the 28 million pound ciggy scam then. Why not?[/p][/quote]Because it directly refers to a court case. The BN can never allow comments on a court case for legal reasons. This has been explained time and time again, yet some people seem to ignore the explanation and make out that there's some other agenda.[/p][/quote]MarkAllRead wrote: The BN can never allow comments on a court case for legal reasons. This has been explained time and time again, OH I WASN'T AWARE OF THE LEGAL REASONS THANK YOU FOR POINTING THAT OUT TO ME, I JUST THOUGHT MAYBE ONGOING COURT CASES COULD NOT BE COMMENTED ON FOR OBVIOUS REASONS, CAN I ASK DOES THIS APPLY EVEN WHEN PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CHARGED AND CONVICTED AND THE COURT CASE IS OVER WITH. VIGILANTE VIC
  • Score: 53

10:16pm Mon 14 Apr 14

JohnTheBaptist says...

Rupert T Bear wrote:
Hmmm ..... Rolls Royce Phantoms, Bentleys and Porches, eh? Well I can afford one of these three. Can you guess which it is?
All hired mate nothing to be proud off. Nowt islamic about their wedding either.
[quote][p][bold]Rupert T Bear[/bold] wrote: Hmmm ..... Rolls Royce Phantoms, Bentleys and Porches, eh? Well I can afford one of these three. Can you guess which it is?[/p][/quote]All hired mate nothing to be proud off. Nowt islamic about their wedding either. JohnTheBaptist
  • Score: -25

10:29pm Mon 14 Apr 14

frank bough says...

So let me get this right...despite being a multi millionaire and able to get married anywhere, he chooses to get married at a comparatively modest venue in his hometown, a town that he seems to love. Some aspects of the wedding are Westernised reflecting his standing, and local charities make a few quid too

And people still whinge
So let me get this right...despite being a multi millionaire and able to get married anywhere, he chooses to get married at a comparatively modest venue in his hometown, a town that he seems to love. Some aspects of the wedding are Westernised reflecting his standing, and local charities make a few quid too And people still whinge frank bough
  • Score: -8

11:44pm Mon 14 Apr 14

wsw69 says...

Donkey Stone wrote:
No comments on the 28 million pound ciggy scam then. Why not?
I wonder why not?

I commented on that this morning on this story, but the spineless halfbreeds at the BN decided to remove my comment.
[quote][p][bold]Donkey Stone[/bold] wrote: No comments on the 28 million pound ciggy scam then. Why not?[/p][/quote]I wonder why not? I commented on that this morning on this story, but the spineless halfbreeds at the BN decided to remove my comment. wsw69
  • Score: 47

11:51pm Mon 14 Apr 14

wsw69 says...

MarkAllRead wrote:
Donkey Stone wrote:
No comments on the 28 million pound ciggy scam then. Why not?
Because it directly refers to a court case. The BN can never allow comments on a court case for legal reasons. This has been explained time and time again, yet some people seem to ignore the explanation and make out that there's some other agenda.
That court case has been completed with all involved serving time.

Comments aren't allowed on ongoing cases for obvious reasons, and that's fully understandable.

Your comment of the BN never being allowed to comment on a court case is wrong. I have commented on a few here myself over the years.

And why are comments never allowed on anything to do with BWFC?

A toy town waste of space of a backwater snoozepaper if ever there has been one.
[quote][p][bold]MarkAllRead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Donkey Stone[/bold] wrote: No comments on the 28 million pound ciggy scam then. Why not?[/p][/quote]Because it directly refers to a court case. The BN can never allow comments on a court case for legal reasons. This has been explained time and time again, yet some people seem to ignore the explanation and make out that there's some other agenda.[/p][/quote]That court case has been completed with all involved serving time. Comments aren't allowed on ongoing cases for obvious reasons, and that's fully understandable. Your comment of the BN never being allowed to comment on a court case is wrong. I have commented on a few here myself over the years. And why are comments never allowed on anything to do with BWFC? A toy town waste of space of a backwater snoozepaper if ever there has been one. wsw69
  • Score: 43

8:04am Tue 15 Apr 14

JustBecause says...

Well done, the brothers made millions on crash for cash and the compensation culture that grips the nation, top job.

When companies like this advertise on the radio about things like the big fire in Salford and if you were effected by smoke contact them about compensation, you know it's getting madder by the day.
Well done, the brothers made millions on crash for cash and the compensation culture that grips the nation, top job. When companies like this advertise on the radio about things like the big fire in Salford and if you were effected by smoke contact them about compensation, you know it's getting madder by the day. JustBecause
  • Score: 18

9:20am Tue 15 Apr 14

waterbottle says...

Spectacular wedding and the venue was only the 3D centre
Spectacular wedding and the venue was only the 3D centre waterbottle
  • Score: 3

1:38pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Jim271 says...

adatherton wrote:
Very nice story about successful Bolton people, who are providing jobs.
People who make landmines provide jobs!!!!
[quote][p][bold]adatherton[/bold] wrote: Very nice story about successful Bolton people, who are providing jobs.[/p][/quote]People who make landmines provide jobs!!!! Jim271
  • Score: 6

3:14pm Tue 15 Apr 14

waterbottle says...

AmeerK wrote:
Wedding of the year? How so? Please can someone explain to me how this wedding (in 3D hall, fancy cars, cake & TV's which is usually the minimum standard required for a 'nice wedding' within the Asian community) deserves the 'wedding of the year' title. Clearly Bolton Evening News haven't been too many weddings to make any reasonable comparisons. This is clearly a marketing and advertising strategy used to advertise the firm and not the wedding itself. Clever indeed however I just do not agree that this wedding deserves a 'wedding of the year' title. This is merely a opinion which I am entitled to I therefore do not care what you think of it.
I agree 3D centre not a venue to make wedding of the year
[quote][p][bold]AmeerK[/bold] wrote: Wedding of the year? How so? Please can someone explain to me how this wedding (in 3D hall, fancy cars, cake & TV's which is usually the minimum standard required for a 'nice wedding' within the Asian community) deserves the 'wedding of the year' title. Clearly Bolton Evening News haven't been too many weddings to make any reasonable comparisons. This is clearly a marketing and advertising strategy used to advertise the firm and not the wedding itself. Clever indeed however I just do not agree that this wedding deserves a 'wedding of the year' title. This is merely a opinion which I am entitled to I therefore do not care what you think of it.[/p][/quote]I agree 3D centre not a venue to make wedding of the year waterbottle
  • Score: 5

3:14pm Tue 15 Apr 14

waterbottle says...

AmeerK wrote:
Wedding of the year? How so? Please can someone explain to me how this wedding (in 3D hall, fancy cars, cake & TV's which is usually the minimum standard required for a 'nice wedding' within the Asian community) deserves the 'wedding of the year' title. Clearly Bolton Evening News haven't been too many weddings to make any reasonable comparisons. This is clearly a marketing and advertising strategy used to advertise the firm and not the wedding itself. Clever indeed however I just do not agree that this wedding deserves a 'wedding of the year' title. This is merely a opinion which I am entitled to I therefore do not care what you think of it.
I agree 3D centre not a venue to make wedding of the year
[quote][p][bold]AmeerK[/bold] wrote: Wedding of the year? How so? Please can someone explain to me how this wedding (in 3D hall, fancy cars, cake & TV's which is usually the minimum standard required for a 'nice wedding' within the Asian community) deserves the 'wedding of the year' title. Clearly Bolton Evening News haven't been too many weddings to make any reasonable comparisons. This is clearly a marketing and advertising strategy used to advertise the firm and not the wedding itself. Clever indeed however I just do not agree that this wedding deserves a 'wedding of the year' title. This is merely a opinion which I am entitled to I therefore do not care what you think of it.[/p][/quote]I agree 3D centre not a venue to make wedding of the year waterbottle
  • Score: 7

9:08am Wed 16 Apr 14

Oblivious2 says...

Obviously someone at BN is getting greasy palms. How is this even news?
Obviously someone at BN is getting greasy palms. How is this even news? Oblivious2
  • Score: 4

2:17am Fri 18 Apr 14

Markyy says...

Poor article. How is this a "society style" wedding of the year? Do they even know what a society style wedding would consist of....aside from making many obvious changes to the whole event, they would also have to change the calibre of all the guests to make that title. I'm not in any way trying to poke at the people who attended (I'm no upper class poshy myself) but they're trying too hard branding themselves with such descriptions.
The article seems to be one big advertisement rather than the genuine stories you read of similar nature.

Otherwise congratulations to the couple.
Poor article. How is this a "society style" wedding of the year? Do they even know what a society style wedding would consist of....aside from making many obvious changes to the whole event, they would also have to change the calibre of all the guests to make that title. I'm not in any way trying to poke at the people who attended (I'm no upper class poshy myself) but they're trying too hard branding themselves with such descriptions. The article seems to be one big advertisement rather than the genuine stories you read of similar nature. Otherwise congratulations to the couple. Markyy
  • Score: 3

11:51am Mon 21 Apr 14

soup153 says...

So this was better than my wedding, think not.
So this was better than my wedding, think not. soup153
  • Score: 4

8:08pm Tue 22 Apr 14

VIGILANTE VIC says...

soup153 wrote:
So this was better than my wedding, think not.
LOL
[quote][p][bold]soup153[/bold] wrote: So this was better than my wedding, think not.[/p][/quote]LOL VIGILANTE VIC
  • Score: 2

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