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Armenian billionaire's son marries in lavish ceremony

  • Karen Karapetyan, the son of Armenian real estate mogul Samvel Karapetyan, tied the knot this weekend
  • The billionaire heir married his glamorous fiancee Lilit, who documents her jet-set lifestyle on social media
  • The bride wore two bejeweled bridal gowns and 200 guests partied beneath a canopy of fresh flowers
  • Towering cake was adorned with fresh white petals while crystals hung from elaborate floral centrepieces  

By Stephanie Linning for MailOnline

Published: 10:39 EDT, 18 September 2017 | Updated: 12:34 EDT, 18 September 2017

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From the canopy mad up of hundreds of flowers to the four-tier cake draped in fresh blooms, no expense was spared when the son of a Armenian billionaire tied the knot with his glamorous fiancee over the weekend.

Karen Karapetyan and his bride, social media star Lilit, exchanged vows at the Armenian Apostolic Church in Moscow before celebrating their union with 200 guests at the Safisa banquet hall, one of the city's most prestigious venues.

Guests walked beneath a ceiling draped in hundreds of crimson flowers before posing in front of a photo wall featuring large 'K' and 'L' initials in honour of the bride and groom. 

A crew of videographers was also on hand to capture every moment of the celebrations.

Showstopping: Bride Lilit dazzled guests with two stunning looks as she tied the knot with Armenian heir Karen Karapetyan
Showstopping: Bride Lilit dazzled guests with two stunning looks as she tied the knot with Armenian heir Karen Karapetyan

Showstopping: Bride Lilit dazzled guests with two stunning looks as she tied the knot with Armenian heir Karen Karapetyan

Fairytale extravaganza: Karen Karapetyan, pictured with Lilit, is the youngest son of Armenian mogul Samvel Kerapetyan

Towering: Some 200 guests looked on as the bride and groom, right, prepared to cut their lavish four-tier cake, which was garnished with hundreds of fresh white and pink blooms. Glamorous guests couldn't help but snap pictures on their phones
Towering: Some 200 guests looked on as the bride and groom, right, prepared to cut their lavish four-tier cake, which was garnished with hundreds of fresh white and pink blooms. Glamorous guests couldn't help but snap pictures on their phones

Towering: Some 200 guests looked on as the bride and groom, right, prepared to cut their lavish four-tier cake, which was garnished with hundreds of fresh white and pink blooms. Glamorous guests couldn't help but snap pictures on their phones

No expense spared: The opulent ballroom was transformed into a floral wonderland for the nuptials. Flowers and crystal strings formed a canopy on the ceiling while the gold geometric floor tiles added to the over-the-top aesthetic
No expense spared: The opulent ballroom was transformed into a floral wonderland for the nuptials. Flowers and crystal strings formed a canopy on the ceiling while the gold geometric floor tiles added to the over-the-top aesthetic

No expense spared: The opulent ballroom was transformed into a floral wonderland for the nuptials. Flowers and crystal strings formed a canopy on the ceiling while the gold geometric floor tiles added to the over-the-top aesthetic

Dripping with jewels: Even the centrepieces were a sight to behold, combining pastel flowers with delicate crystal strands
Dripping with jewels: Even the centrepieces were a sight to behold, combining pastel flowers with delicate crystal strands

Dripping with jewels: Even the centrepieces were a sight to behold, combining pastel flowers with delicate crystal strands

Karen is believed to be the youngest son of real estate mogul Samvel Karapetyan, 52, whose estimated $4.6billion (£2.9billion) fortune places him in 32nd place on Forbes list of Russian billionaires. 

Samvel, who lives in Moscow, but originally hails from Armenia, owns real estate firm Tashir Group which possesses 33 shopping centers, four office complexes, and eight hotels across Russia. 

He threw a similarly lavish bash for his eldest son, Sargis Karapetyan, when he married Georgian bride Salome Kintsurashvili in a $2million (£1.3million) ceremony at the same venue last year.  

Out of this world: Shooting star jewellery perfectly complimented the bride's enormous white bridal gown
Out of this world: Shooting star jewellery perfectly complimented the bride's enormous white bridal gown

Out of this world: Shooting star jewellery perfectly complimented the bride's enormous white bridal gown

Look number two: She is believed to have removed the ruffled bustle to create a more streamlined look for the evening
Look number two: She is believed to have removed the ruffled bustle to create a more streamlined look for the evening

Look number two: She is believed to have removed the ruffled bustle to create a more streamlined look for the evening

The high-profile guests watched as the bride and groom walked down an aisle lined with artificial candles and lavish bouquets before making their way beneath a floral archway in the shape of a heart
The high-profile guests watched as the bride and groom walked down an aisle lined with artificial candles and lavish bouquets before making their way beneath a floral archway in the shape of a heart

The high-profile guests watched as the bride and groom walked down an aisle lined with artificial candles and lavish bouquets before making their way beneath a floral archway in the shape of a heart

So it is perhaps of little surprised that nothing was too much when it came to his youngest child's wedding. 

Notable guests included Russian President Vladimir Putin's PR representative Dmitry Peskov, 49, his wife, Olympic ice dance medallist Tatiana Navka, 42, and starlet Vera Brezhneva, 35, who was once named as Russia's Sexiest Woman.

Russian socialite Ksenia Sobchak compared part of the evening. President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, 63, who succeeded Karen's uncle, also called Karen, in the post, was also in attendance. 

Celebrations: Dancers and well-wishers lined the way as the bride and groom made their way into the church in Moscow
Celebrations: Dancers and well-wishers lined the way as the bride and groom made their way into the church in Moscow

Celebrations: Dancers and well-wishers lined the way as the bride and groom made their way into the church in Moscow

Romantic: The couple were bathed in soft pools of light as they approached the altar where they were married
Romantic: The couple were bathed in soft pools of light as they approached the altar where they were married

Romantic: The couple were bathed in soft pools of light as they approached the altar where they were married

Festivities: The newlyweds were snapped on a guest's camera phone as they took a spin on the crowded dancefloor
Festivities: The newlyweds were snapped on a guest's camera phone as they took a spin on the crowded dancefloor

Festivities: The newlyweds were snapped on a guest's camera phone as they took a spin on the crowded dancefloor

The bride and groom were greeted by dancers and well-wishers in the courtyard outside the church as they made their way arm-in-arm down the aisle. 

Once inside the church, high-profile guests watched as the bride and groom walked arm-in-arm down the aisle lined in artificial candles and lavish bouquets. 

A magnificent heart-shaped floral archway formed the centrepiece of the church.

Afterwards the couple were captured gazing lovingly into each other's eyes as they arrived at the ballroom to start the evening of festivities. 

Picture perfect: A personalised photo wall, complete with massive initials, made just the right backdrop for guests
Picture perfect: A personalised photo wall, complete with massive initials, made just the right backdrop for guests

Picture perfect: A personalised photo wall, complete with massive initials, made just the right backdrop for guests

Over-the-top: The bride and groom were dwarfed by their cake, which stood beneath elaborate crystal chandeliers 
Over-the-top: The bride and groom were dwarfed by their cake, which stood beneath elaborate crystal chandeliers 

Over-the-top: The bride and groom were dwarfed by their cake, which stood beneath elaborate crystal chandeliers 

Radiant: The bride looked breathtaking for the camera
Radiant: The bride looked breathtaking for the camera
She flashed a mega-watt smile at one adoring guest
She flashed a mega-watt smile at one adoring guest

Radiant: The bride looked breathtaking for the camera, left, and flashed a mega-watt smile at one adoring guest, right

Think pink: Blooms in shades of fuchsia, blush and crimson created a warm and glamorous atmosphere for guests
Think pink: Blooms in shades of fuchsia, blush and crimson created a warm and glamorous atmosphere for guests

Think pink: Blooms in shades of fuchsia, blush and crimson created a warm and glamorous atmosphere for guests

Guests walked into the venue beneath a canopy of thousands of flowers before making their way up a staircase lined with flowers.

Inside they were given the opportunity to pose for photos against a flower wall made up of dozens of crimson blooms. Large 'K' and 'L' initials completed the backdrop. 

Stars including Italian musician Eros Ramazzotti, Russian singer Alla Pugacheva and singer Vera Brezhneva were among those invited to entertain the guests as they partied the night away.  

Philipp Kirkorov
Philipp Kirkorov
Nikolai Baskov
Nikolai Baskov

Entertainment: Russian pop singer Philipp Kirkorov, left, and tenor Nikolai Baskov, were among those who took the stage

Capturing the moment: A sizeable video crew, right, were on hand to film every moment of the spectacular day
Capturing the moment: A sizeable video crew, right, were on hand to film every moment of the spectacular day

Capturing the moment: A sizeable video crew, right, were on hand to film every moment of the spectacular day

 

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