Once Upon A TIME: For the first Russian Imperial wedding day in more than a century, the newly crowned Princess Victoria Romanova Romanoff (previously recognized as Rebecca Bettarini), exchanged her vows in a robe designed by Reem Acra.

The bride chose a silk duchess Mikado ballgown with protected buttons on the sleeves and an embroidered cathedral-duration train for her wedding to Grand Duke George Mikhailovich at Saint Isaac’s Cathedral in Saint Petersburg, Russia. She uncovered and bought the Reem Acra gown (the model is termed “Captivating”) at a shop in Russia, a spokesman for the designer reported.

A spokesperson for the designer said, “This dress is a classic that is built to give a nod to the purity of the symbolism of marriage. It is built and assembled in New York City with European fabrics, a mixture of two worlds.”

The princess changed into a next Reem Acra gown for the reception, according to the designer’s spokesman. The embroidered robe with beads and crystals, named “Mesmerized” by the manufacturer, needs a pair of hundred hrs of function and 10 persons to full. The company declined to remark on the retail rates for the Mesmerized and Captivating gowns, given that executives were being uncertain in which retailers they have been purchased.

The pair experienced officially wed on Sept. 24 in Moscow. For that occasion, the bride wore a dove grey ensemble with gold-colored embroidery on the flounced ruffle developed by Chiara Boni, the designer guiding La Petite Gown label.

The duke is a good grandson of Emperor Alexander II of Russia. Befitting a Russian royal celebration, the newlyweds reportedly donned Fabergé wedding ceremony rings and a Chaumet tiara. Businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, recognized as Russian President Vladmir Putin’s chef, oversaw the banquet food. Friday’s reception was held at the St. Petersburg Ethnographic Museum and the merriment is predicted to extend into Saturday with a write-up-wedding ceremony brunch at Konstantinovsky Palace.

Bettarini is director of the Russian Imperial Basis, as perfectly as a author who utilizes her provided identify and the pseudonym Georgina Perosch.

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