Carnival rides, fireworks, a marching band, elephants and a statue of HERSELF: Mariah Carey 'planning extravagant wedding' to billionaire beau James Packer. She said 'yes' to marrying billionaire beau James Packer just two weeks ago after just eight months of dating. Now Mariah Carey has reportedly begun planning her extravagant wedding to the Australian businessman. Woman's Day claims the 45-year-old diva wants everything from rides, fireworks, elephants and a statue of herself for her big day. 'She wants carnival rides and a giant circus with baby elephants, white tigers, jugglers, acrobats and clowns,' a friend of the hit maker allegedly told the publication. 'There will be fireworks, a marching band and a flyover by military aircraft.' While going into detail about the items on Mariah's wish list for her wedding day, the source added that the Butterfly star also wants a 'mermaid statue of herself' created especially for the special event.