It was the society wedding of the summer.
King Randolph Hearst — who goes by Randy, and is the great-grandson of newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst — tied the knot with Paula Porubcanova last week in a lavish affair in the Hamptons.
We’re told the couple had a ceremony in front of 140 well-heeled guests, including philanthropist Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, Baroness Milly de Cabrol, Kimberly and Steve Rockefeller, Sharon Bush, p.r. whiz R. Couri Hay, and former US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and wife Hilary.
The chic event was held at Ashgrove Farm — the Hamptons estate of the mother-of-the-groom, Anne Hearst, and stepfather, “Bright Lights, Big City” novelist Jay McInerney.
Randy’s father is King Harris.
The bride walked down the aisle in Monique LHuillier with “embroidered Lily of the Valley,” says a spy, describing it further as a “strapless, princess style that was nipped in at the waist with a green ribbon.”
The source tells us the couple said “I Do” under a 16-foot-high white floral arch set against the property’s lily and koi pond.
We’re told Randy’s step sis, Amanda Hearst, who just gave birth to her first child with Joachim Rønning a few weeks ago, gave a toast via video while holding baby Hawk.
McInerney also gave a toast.
Alison Mazzola, of Alison Mazzola Communications, planned the event which featured “Slovakian traditions” for the bride — like small dolls at guests’ plates, blue-and-white floral arrangements, a 16-piece band, monogrammed napkins, and a separate dessert tent to offer confections from “artisanal” New York cheesecake to Apple Strudel.
Ashgrove Farm suffered a fire in 2019, with a blaze tearing through the 11,000-square-foot home designed by architect Peter Cook. Our source tells us it has been mostly rebuilt, but that large murals of farm animals were put up to cover some ongoing construction.
There were also real life animals: Guests were able to see the estate’s chickens, miniature ponies, donkeys, and an Emu.
The next night, guests, including Lorraine Bracco and Robert Zimmerman, head to the beach bonfire for s’mores, clams and lobster. We hear female performers did an elaborate fire dance, with one attendee joking it “looked like a fertility ceremony.”