Thank you so much Joanna.
Your inclusion of Olga Voronov's story about her wedding prompted me to go to the website. I had taken a quick look earlier but despaired, thinking it was entirely in Russian . . . then I looked again and found Olga V's memoirs in English, with an introduction by Booth Tarkington, no less!
So, I have spent some time this afternoon browsing each of the chapters, and her story is fascinating! And also, of course, a bit sad--not just because of her own troubled times during the Revolution, but also because we now know that Olga Nicholievna was in love with Voronov, and that eventually she was a witness to his marriage to another Olga. Which begs the question: Did Olga V. ever know about the Grand Duchess's love for the man that would become her husband? My quick scan of the copy reveals no clues, and I don't think it would be the type of information a woman, if she knew about it, would reveal . . . at least not in those days.
Anyway, Joanna, I thank you for excerpting a portion of the book for those of us who were initially intimidated by the seemingly all-Russian website!