The scion of the Romanov dynasty Prince Rostislav tied the knot with his girlfriend, a Greek real estate consultant, during a lavish ceremony in Paris.
The great grand-nephew of Russia’s last Tsar, 34, married his partner Foteini Georganta, with whom he shares an eight-year-old son named Leon, at a white tie ceremony in France on Saturday.
The artist married his fiancée at the city’s Russian Orthodox Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, before giving an ultra-luxurious reception at a nearby hotel.
Photos shared online from the event show the bride in a floor-length white satin dress and a custom tiara from Russian jewelry label Axenoff.
The scion of the Romanov dynasty, Prince Rostislav, has married his girlfriend, a Greek real estate consultant, in a lavish ceremony in Paris.
The artist married his fiancée in the Russian Orthodox Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in the city
The couple married in the Orthodox ceremony at the cathedral, the famous site where Piccasso married his first wife Olga Khokhlova.
A large number of flower girls and page boys donned white and green outfits for the occasion and could be seen following the bride to church.
At one stage of the ceremony, priests held gold crowns over the heads of the bride and groom as they formally married.
Later, guests in tuxedos with white tie and tail were treated to a lavish wedding reception at a Paris hotel.
Those in attendance were serenaded by a group of musicians, including a harpist, as they enjoyed cocktails in the grounds of the main house (left and right)
Flower girls and a pageboy at the event wore green and white outfits that coordinated perfectly with the flowers on display
The back of the bride’s simple white satin dress and her long veil were worn to the event by flower girls
Foteini wore a veil over her face for much of the ceremony and wore a small posey of white and green flowers
Later, guests gathered outside the cathedral in Paris as they waited for the newlyweds to arrive (pictured)
Grand Duchess Xenia fled Russia after her Tsar brother was murdered and settled in the UK
Grand Duchess Xenia of Russia
Tsar Nicholas II – who was related to the British Royal Family – was executed along with his wife and children in 1918 after the Russian Revolution the year before.
His sister, Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna, noted in her diary and letters the growing concern about her brother’s rule.
After the fall of the monarchy, she fled Russia and eventually settled in the United Kingdom with her husband and their seven children.
She lived on the Windsor estate of the British Royal Family until moving to Wilderness House in 1937, using Prestbury House as her office.
She lived there until her death on April 20, 1960.
From here, Grand Duchess Xenia and her staff faced the claims of impostor Anna Anderson who fraudulently claimed to be Grand Duchess Anastasia (the fraud was only proven in 1991 after DNA analysis).
Those in attendance were serenaded by a group of musicians, including a harpist, as they enjoyed cocktails in the grounds of the main house.
They were then invited to dine on tables covered with white flowers and greenery.
Later on, guests could be seen waltzing across a large dance floor as they danced all night.
Prince Rostislav’s great-grandmother was Grand Duchess Xenia, sister of Nicholas II, the last Tsar of Russia.
The Romanovs enjoyed a life of seemingly endless prosperity, ruling over a sixth of the Earth’s surface in the early 20th century.
Nicholas II reigned from 1894 until he was forced to abdicate after the February Revolution of 1917.
He and his family were captured by the Bolsheviks and executed the following year.
It was a time of social unrest, war and brewing discontent that would eventually lead to the fall of the 300-year-old Romanov dynasty.
Though his heritage is steeped in Russian history, the prince first visited the country in 1998 for Nicholas’s funeral, which was held 80 years after his death.
Rostislav, known as Rosti, was born in Chicago, USA, and his parents moved to London where he grew up.
The prince previously told lifestyle website Russia Beyond that he identifies as both Russian and British, “the best of both countries.”
The family moved to Rye, where they settled in an 18th-century house. He was later educated at a private school in Dorset.
He first visited Russia as a 13-year-old to attend the reburial of the remains of Tsar Nicholas II.
However, it wasn’t long after the trip that Rosti’s father fell ill and eventually died in 1999.
Rosti took on the role of head of the household, telling Tatler that he had to be strong at the time.
Several guests shared snaps as they strolled the grounds of the lavish venue at sunset (pictured)
The tables were decorated with white and green flowers (left) while those present ate steak tartare and salmon en croute (right)
Telling the magazine in 2018, “I never showed my emotions to my family because I thought emotions were weak.”
He began to challenge his feelings to art and thus began his career as a painter.
He now travels the world with his art and has held exhibitions for his paintings in galleries and at events in Europe and the US
Groups of guests dined in a huge banquet hall decorated with large floral table displays (photo)
Later, attendees of the event took to the dance floor where they could waltz through a huge ballroom
His landscapes are said to sell for around £6,000 and have been exhibited all over the world.
He remains in touch with the Romanovs as vice president of the Romanov Family Association.
In September 2019, the artist announced his engagement to Foteini, while a friend told the Daily Mail: “They have been together for a long time and they are delighted.”