New photos from the wedding of ex-Ministry of Finance official Andrei Vavilov in Italy: a bride's dress weighing 30 kg and other details

New photos from the wedding of ex-Ministry of Finance official Andrei Vavilov in Italy: a bride's dress weighing 30 kg and other details

Sophie-Antoinette Dilua and Andrey Vavilov

Last weekend in Italian Lombardy, the magnificent wedding of 60-year-old former deputy head of the Russian Ministry of Finance Andrei Vavilov and his 24-year-old chosen one Sophie-Antoinette Dilua took place. The couple registered their union last week in Russia, but decided to celebrate this event on a grand scale already in Italy.

On Friday, the newlyweds threw a gorgeous welcome dinner for all relatives and friends, and on Saturday, the main celebration took place, for which all guests arrived in Lombardy by private jet. The wedding ceremony took place at the historic Villa Balbiano on Lake Como.

New photos from the wedding of ex-Ministry of Finance official Andrei Vavilov in Italy: a bride's dress weighing 30 kg and other details

Sophie-Antoinette Dillois

New photos from the wedding of ex-Ministry of Finance official Andrei Vavilov in Italy: a bride's dress weighing 30 kg and other details

For the official part, the bride dressed up in a dress weighing 30 kilograms, made for her by designer Anastasia Zadorina (she was also among the guests at the wedding). The outfit was embroidered with beads and decorated with translucent inserts, and because of the huge train, the bride could not move in the dress without assistance. Sophie's image was complemented by a sparkling tiara, a veil and a bouquet of pink orchids.

New photos from the wedding of ex-Ministry of Finance official Andrei Vavilov in Italy: a bride's dress weighing 30 kg and other details

On the embankment in the courtyard of the villa, a long podium was installed, drowning in fresh flowers: along it the bride walked past the guests of the celebration to meet the groom. The host of the ceremony was Ksenia Sobchak, under whose leadership the newlyweds exchanged vows and rings.

New photos from the wedding of ex-Ministry of Finance official Andrei Vavilov in Italy: a bride's dress weighing 30 kg and other details

Sophie-Antoinette Dilua, Ksenia Sobchak and Andrey Vavilov

New photos from the wedding of ex-Ministry of Finance official Andrei Vavilov in Italy: a bride's dress weighing 30 kg and other details

New photos from the wedding of ex-Ministry of Finance official Andrei Vavilov in Italy: a bride's dress weighing 30 kg and other details

Sophie-Antoinette Dilua and Andrey Vavilov with guests

After completing the official part, the bride changed into a lush lavender dress and let her hair down. The party continued at the villa itself, accompanied by performances of cover bands and piano solos by the popular British rhythm and blues artist Stephen Ridley. Here, Ksenia Sobchak's colleague Dmitry Nagiyev has already joined (by the way, earlier information appeared in the press that Maxim Galkin would take his place), and together they continued to entertain all the guests of the celebration with witty jokes. The evening ended with fireworks, during which the young people cut a multi-tiered cake decorated with flowers.

New photos from the wedding of ex-Ministry of Finance official Andrei Vavilov in Italy: a bride's dress weighing 30 kg and other details

Andrey Vavilov and Sophie-Antoinette Dilua

New photos from the wedding of ex-Ministry of Finance official Andrei Vavilov in Italy: a bride's dress weighing 30 kg and other details

Sophie-Antoinette and Julia Dilua with Ksenia Sobchak and Dmitry Nagiyev

New photos from the wedding of ex-Ministry of Finance official Andrei Vavilov in Italy: a bride's dress weighing 30 kg and other details

Andrey Vavilov, Ksenia Sobchak and Sophie-Antoinette Dilua

New photos from the wedding of ex-Ministry of Finance official Andrei Vavilov in Italy: a bride's dress weighing 30 kg and other details

Julia Dilua with the guests of the party

New photos from the wedding of ex-Ministry of Finance official Andrei Vavilov in Italy: a bride's dress weighing 30 kg and other details

Julia Dilua with a guest of the evening

New photos from the wedding of ex-Ministry of Finance official Andrei Vavilov in Italy: a bride's dress weighing 30 kg and other details

Daria Dilua

Yesterday afternoon, Andrei Vavilov and Sophie-Antoinette Dilua arranged a farewell dinner for the guests, and in the evening the entire delegation, led by the bride, left for Moscow.

New photos from the wedding of ex-Ministry of Finance official Andrei Vavilov in Italy: a bride's dress weighing 30 kg and other details

Julia Dilua

New photos from the wedding of ex-Ministry of Finance official Andrei Vavilov in Italy: a bride's dress weighing 30 kg and other details

Julia Dilua with relatives and girlfriends

New photos from the wedding of ex-Ministry of Finance official Andrei Vavilov in Italy: a bride's dress weighing 30 kg and other details

Sophie-Antoinette and Daria Dilua

For the former official of the Ministry of Finance, and now the chairman of the board of directors of the innovative research and production company “SuperOx” Andrei Vavilov, this marriage was the third. Previously, Vavilov was married to actress Marianna Tsaregradskaya, from whom he has two children. In 2017, Marianne died of cancer. Soon after the death of his wife, Andrei Vavilov married model Inge Barkovskaya – their marriage broke up this summer.

The new darling of Vavilov is the daughter of Julia Dilua, designer and owner of the fur house Julia Dilua (her real name is Julia Kolomiytseva. – Approx. ed.). Sophie is a professional equestrian. The girl announced her engagement to Andrei Vavilov in early autumn.

New photos from the wedding of ex-Ministry of Finance official Andrei Vavilov in Italy: a bride's dress weighing 30 kg and other details

Sophie-Antoinette Dilua and Andrey Vavilov

Andrei Vavilov was involved in several criminal cases related to theft of money. In 1997, a former official was a witness in the embezzlement of a $ 231 million government loan. In 2004, he was interrogated by the US police in the case of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Pavlo Lazarenko, who was accused in the US of laundering $ 114 million. Three years later, the Russian court granted the petition of the prosecutor's office to initiate criminal proceedings against Andrei Vavilov in the case of embezzlement of all the same state funds (we are talking about the amount of $ 231 million), but already in 2008 the case was closed due to the expiration of the statute of limitations …

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