Other anticipated guests at the Packer wedding include his mother Ros, sister Gretel and Monte Carlo-based step-grandmother Lady Florence Packer; Lachlan and Sarah Murdoch; former Nine Network chief executive officer Eddie McGuire; broadcaster Alan Jones; cricketer Shane Warne; Baxter's parents, Michael and Sheelah Baxter; her model agent Priscilla Leighton-Clarke; makeup artist Noni Smith, and close friend, model/designer Jonathan Pease, who recently cohosted "Australia's Next Top Model" alongside Packer's ex-wife.
The whole event is expected to cost an estimated 6 million Australian dollars, or about $5 million. While that's steep, it's only about half that of Packer's first wedding in 1999, attended by 700 and at which Elton John sang.
"It's very exciting and they're a lovely couple," says Leighton-Clarke, who spotted the now 29-year-old Baxter on a train station platform 15 years ago. "I know where I'm flying to, but we're being picked up and whisked off somewhere — it's a major secret. I'm sure it will all be gorgeous."