Bride wears the same glistening Chaumet tiara as Princess Eugenie during the Russian Royal Wedding.
A RUSSIAN ROYAL WEDDING took place in St Petersburg on Friday, October 1 between Grand Duke George Romanov and Rebecca Bettarini, marking the first royal wedding in Russia in over a century.
The Russian royal wedding was held at St Isaac’s Cathedral, and it was especially sad because it was the first wedding of its kind in 104 years, following the assassination of the former Tsar and his family. Grand Duke George Romanov is the third great-grandson of Emperor Alexander II of Russia. He is the only son of Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna and Prince Franz Wilhelm of Prussia. Grand Duke Kirill Vladimirovich, George’s great-grandfather, was one of the Romanov family members who survived the Russian Revolution, which resulted in Tsar Nicholas II’s assassination in 1917. Queen Sofia of Spain, Princess Leia of Belgium, and Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani were among those present.
Rebecca, George’s wife, is the Director of the Russian Imperial Foundation and the daughter of Ambassador Roberto Bettarini, an Italian diplomat.
Victoria Romanova is her new name after converting to Russian Orthodox Christianity.
Fabergé wedding bands and a stunning Chaumet tiara were used at the wedding.
Reem Acra, a Hollywood favorite, designed Rebecca’s wedding gown.
Beyoncé, Madonna, Angelina Jolie, and Melania Trump have all worn Acra’s designs.
She donned the Chaumet Lacis Tiara, as befitting a regal bride.
It is a modern reinterpretation of the traditional Russian kokoshnik, which is the same form of tiara that Princess Eugenie wore on her wedding day in 2018.
In honor of George’s naval links, the tiara was created to seem like a sail being blown by the wind.
It has a total weight of 27.03 carats, with two center diamonds weighing 5.02 and 2.21 carats each, as well as 438 pavé diamonds.
A gorgeous white satin gown with a high neck, long sleeves, and a billowing skirt was worn by the bride.
Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna, the mother-of-the-groom, looked gorgeous in a blue fur-trimmed suit as she proudly watched her son tie the knot.
The bride changed into a fairytale-inspired second wedding gown adorned with crystals after the religious service to continue the celebrations at an evening event held at the Russian Museum of Ethnography.
Bridesmaids wore velvet green dresses with medieval-style puff sleeves to the event.
“Brinkwire Summary News,” by Olivier Da, a royal aficionado.