Son of an Armenian billionaire marries his fiancee in an extravagant $2 million wedding in Moscow
With the groom’s father worth more than $4 billion, expense was never going to be an issue for his son’s wedding. Sargis Karapetyan, the 23-year-old son of Billionaire Samvel Karapetyan, who sits at number 28 on the Forbes Russian Rich List, married his 25-year-old bride Salome Kintsurashvili in a wedding estimated to have cost more than $2 million.
Attended by the President of Armenia, Serzh Sargisyanu, the Moscow-based pair’s celebration was held at the famous Moscow restaurant Safisaf and saw a performance by Maroon 5. It’s been estimated that they were paid around $500,000-800,000 to play the gig, with additional entertainment provided by the Ukranian pop singers.
The bride opted for three different gowns, the first of which was a embellished Elie Saab wedding gown that reportedly cost $35,000 (£24,000), a lace, off the shoulder Alessandra Rich dress and a more traditional wedding gown. Her accessories included a Tiffany Savoy headpiece made out of diamonds and freshwater cultured pearls in platinum, with a detachable spray of feathers brooch that cost $200,000 (£13,800).
The venue and decorations made the wedding look like a real fairy tale affair. As guests entered the reception, they walked through what looked like an incredible forest, complete with trees and flowers. Thousands of pink and white flowers decorated the interior of the main reception room, where 500 guests were seated and lined the elaborate staircase of the famous restaurant. The interior was also bathed in purple lights and a huge chandelier at the center. Their nine-tier cake created by Iyad Abusharaf, a world renowned chef who once worked for the Prince of Kuwait, was covered in flowers and at least two metres tall.