Dasha Zhukova married the billionaire magnate Stavros Niarchos last night in a brilliant ceremony attended by Princess Beatrice.
Royalty, Hollywood and the fashion world were present when Dasha, dressed in white, married Stavros in a specially erected marquee near St Moritz’s main ski jump, Olympaschanze.
Dasha, the former wife of Chelsea owner Roman Abrahamovic, married at a surprise wedding of £ 5 million 24 hours earlier than expected, with the date the guests and the couple kept secret.
Princess Beatriz flew to Switzerland for her close friend Dasha’s wedding, and was seen with her fiance Edoardo Macelli Mozzi at the exclusive St. Moritz resort when the couple went skiing before the wedding.
The royal couple will stay at the five-star Kulm hotel, owned by the groom’s family, where weddings will be held. Celebrations are expected to continue throughout the weekend.
Dasha Zhukova married Friday billionaire magnate Stavros Niarchos in a brilliant ceremony attended by Princess Beatrice.
Orlando Bloom seemed happy while he was warm while walking around the area with friends.
Princess Charlotte Casiraghi (left) was also seen walking through the area before the ceremony.
A model and patron of art during the wedding party of Stavros Niarchos III. and Dasha Zhukova
Gayle King, main presenter of CBS News, in Switzerland, when Dasha Zhukova and billionaire shipping magnate Stavros Niarchos got married
Lapo Elkann (pictured above) was seen arriving at the wedding party on Friday night.
Beatrice and her fiance Edoardo Macelli Mozzi flew to Switzerland for their close friend Dasha Zhukova’s wedding with billionaire shipping magnate Stavros Niarchos.
Jennifer Meyer, Kelly Sawyer, Jamie Mizrahi and Kate Hudson were tagged in an Instagram post by Sara Foster captioned: ‘Bankrupt housewives from St. Moritz go out to eat pizza’
Princess Beatriz was seen in ski clothes when she arrived on the slopes of St Moritz with her fiance before the star-filled wedding at the luxurious Swiss resort.
The princess, dressed in a tan ski jacket, white safety helmet with ski goggles, walked behind her fiance, who wore red and wore skis and poles.
Before leaving, Beatrice was hugged by Roman Abramovich’s ex-wife, Dasha, who showed the princess a flare on her engagement finger in the hotel lobby.
Royal Monaco skiing Pierre Casiraghi, grandson of Grace Kelly, art dealer Vito Schnabel of New York and Dasha, who looked impressive in a black ski suit also joined the royalty.
The wedding was an event full of stars with celebrities such as soccer ace David Beckham and actress Gwyneth Paltrow who were waiting to attend.
It was also rumored that Ivanka Trump would see the couple marry.
Beatrice was seen wearing a tan ski jacket with a white safety helmet and ski goggles while walking behind Mr. Mozzi, who was dressed in red and wearing skis and poles.
Sources at the complex said Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner are renting a private mansion in the Via Tinus area of St Moritz, where steel tycoon and billionaire Lakshmi Mittal owns a large chalet overlooking the Alpine mountains.
The locals call the area “billionaire lantern” because of the variety of luxury homes based there, many on private roads.
Beatrice ignored her problems with Father Prince Andrew to really enjoy the Swiss Alps.
Ivanka and Jared were expected to join their brother Joshua Kushner and his model wife Karlie Kloss, who arrived early Friday morning.
It is said that Ivanka’s private plane will land at the Samedan airport, a private airstrip that is located a few minutes from the Kulm hotel, where most of the 300 guests are staying.
The four are Dasha’s firm friends and they meet regularly in Manhattan, where they have homes.
A source said: ‘This will be an elegant and very intelligent affair according to the couple’s style. Everything will be in good taste.
There will be caviar and champagne, a lot if so, but there is also a disco tonight at the hotel that has been fully booked for guests.
“The emphasis is on fun and celebration.”
Florists were busy sending packages of pink and lilac roses on Friday that were placed in vases around the entrance to the ballroom where the pre-wedding party would be held.
Dasha and Stavros landed in the Swiss tourist town of St. Moritz on Monday, before their star-filled wedding
Dasha, a 38-year-old Russian art collector, cut an elegant figure effortlessly with a white top, cream pants and patent leather boots, while wrapping against cold climates with a teddy bear coat
Dasha has been preparing for her star-filled wedding with Stavros Niarchos in St Mortiz with her friends (L-R) Kate Hudson, Sara Foster, Jennifer Meyer, Kelly Sawyer and Jamie Mizrahi
After their ski trip, Dasha and his friends enjoyed a magnificent meal overlooking the mountains under the sun, before returning to the mountains for the luxurious wedding reception.
The brides shared a joke on the slopes as they prepare for the great day of the Russian art merchant.
The elegant hotel overlooks Lake St Moritz and the Alps. It is believed that British DJ Mark Ronson is providing the music.
The rooms in the hotel cost a minimum of £ 600 per night and it is estimated that festivities throughout the weekend will cost £ 5m.
Dasha and Stavros officially married at a wedding at the registration office in Paris last year, but all the stops for this weekend have been removed.
The wedding ceremony will take place in the building of the town hall of St Moritz, said Mayor Christian Jott Jenny.
The hotel manager, Heinz Hunkeler, told MailOnline: “There is a very, very special clientele on the guest list.”
Several tents have been erected near the ski jump area of the complex and it is unlikely that freezing temperatures freeze guests so they don’t have fun.
Stavros’ father, Stavros Jr, and his uncle Spyros are the largest private owners in St. Moritz.
A source told MailOnline: ‘The Niarchos family is highly respected and valued in St Moritz.
“ They could have celebrated the wedding in any fabulous place in the world, but they have chosen St Moritz because it is of great importance for them to support the city and the father of the groom is an honorary citizen.
“I hope this weekend’s cost will cost several million pounds and it will also be a big boost for the resort.”
Stavros, part of the Greek Niarchos dynasty, has dated a list of celebrities in the past, including Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Mary-Kate Olsen and had a seven-year relationship with Jessica Hart.
Luxury return: the wedding ceremony took place in the building of the town hall of St Moritz, while the couple will take over the five-star hotel Kulm St. Moritz (pictured) for a dazzling party
The rooms cost a minimum of £ 600 per night and it is estimated that festivities throughout the weekend will cost £ 5 million.
Dasha, 38, a successful businesswoman born in Moscow and owner of an art gallery, and Stavros, 34, who was born in New York, had been friends for more than a decade, but became a couple after their separation in 2017 with Abramovich, with whom he had two children.
The source added: ‘St Moritz provides security and privacy to celebrities and guests. What happens in St Moritz stays in St Moritz.
‘Locals generally do not bother famous visitors. It is only a small city, so it is practically impossible to avoid bumping into them.
Ex: Dasha was married to Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, 53, for almost 10 years before ending their relationship with a divorce of several million pounds in 2017 (pictured in 2013)
In the long term: the couple has known each other for more than a decade, but officially became a couple in 2018 (pictured in May 2018)
‘I hope the locals share a table with a few in the popular restaurants of Salsastrains and don’t notice them openly. It is almost a tacit code and one of the reasons why the fabulously rich choose here for such celebrations.
‘St Moritz is the most Swiss of all Swiss ski resorts. It serves a multitude of ancient money that includes generations of Niarchos, Guccis and royalty from all over Europe and the Middle East, as well as the whole of the horsey.
“It will be a fabulous weekend and the people who live here wish the happy couple all the best and welcome them.”