Talk about a dream wedding. Over the weekend, heiress Ivy Love Getty tied the knot with photographer Tobias Alexander Engel and threw one of the most over-the-top, star-studded affairs of the year to celebrate.
The model and artist—who is also one of the heiresses to the Getty oil fortune amassed by her great-grandfather J. Paul Getty—married Engel at City Hall in San Francisco, but this was not your average city hall wedding. For starters, Getty's maid of honor was none other than actress Anya Taylor-Joy, whom the bride has been close friends with for years. Getty wore multiple custom couture gowns throughout the wedding weekend, which included a '60s mod-themed welcome party, a rehearsal dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant, and a grand finale reception at the Getty Mansion.
From the celebrity guest list to the bride's mirrored wedding dress, here's everything you need to know about the fairytale event.
The Welcome Party
Of course, the only way to kick off a wedding for the ages is with an elaborate welcome. To get the party started, Getty and Engel threw a ‘60s mod-themed extravaganza at The Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. The bride stunned in three different vintage looks—styled by Carrie Goldberg of CLG Creative—throughout the night and posed with members of her bridal party, outfitted in ‘60s go-go attire, naturally.
Guests danced to music from celebrity performers like Earth, Wind & Fire and Mark Ronson on a glass dance floor under a ceiling of disco balls. They sipped martinis while dining on bites like pasta, gelato, dim sum, and more, according to L’Officiel.
To refuel the next day, the couple invited guests to a picnic lunch overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Attendees drank rosé, snacked on an assortment of goodies packed in elaborate picnic baskets, and even had the chance to recover from the night before with on-hand IV drips, according to Vogue.
The Guest List
The couple’s big day rivaled even the most star-studded red carpets in Hollywood. The Queen’s Gambit actress Anya Taylor-Joy served as Getty’s maid of honor, a role she described as “nothing short of a privilege” on Instagram.
To officiate their wedding, the couple chose a very distinguished special guest: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. She was joined by fellow politicians Gavin Newsom, the Governor of California, and London Breed, the mayor of San Francisco, for the event.
Other notable attendees included pop star Olivia Rodrigo, social media influencer Rickey Thompson, and fashion designers Wes Gordon, Mimi Wade, and John Galliano, who created both of the bride’s custom wedding dresses.
There were also quite a few royals on the guest list: Constantine Alexios of Greece and Denmark, Maria Olympia of Greece, and Prince Odysseas-Kimon of Greece and Denmark all attended the wedding, according to photos from Vogue.
And as if the entire event wasn’t already fit for a princess, the ceremony also included a nod to an iconic Princess Diaries scene. After the couple shared their first kiss as husband and wife, Queue Myra—the singer behind the movie’s hit song, “Miracles Happen”—began to play the tune from the City Hall balcony.
For her big day, Getty wore two custom John Galliano for Maison Margiela Haute Couture gowns. Her ceremony dress was a stunning creation made up of multiple layers of tulle and a top layer of broken mirror fragments.
"A big percentage of the dress is real mirror, but because she has to walk in it, we created a substance that would evoke real mirror but weigh considerably less," Galliano told Vogue. "The fragments are linked together with wire, like jewelry."
She paired the exquisite gown with Christian Louboutin shoes, jewelry from her grandmother's collection, and a 16-foot-long veil embroidered with meaningful images to symbolize her loved ones: guitars for her late father, walnuts for her grandmother, and dancing elephants for Galliano himself.
Her bridesmaids wore stunning silver-gray dresses also by Galliano, who made a notable exception for Getty's nuptials. "Normally, I don't do bridesmaids' dresses because bridal gowns alone take up so much of my time," the designer told Vogue. "But as I was so bewitched by Ivy and her stories of these women she had grown up with—her bridesmaids—made an exception."
For the reception, Getty changed into another couture gown: this time an embroidered pale pink chiffon and tulle number that was ideal for dancing. She slipped on a layered aquamarine choker to match the delicate gown.
Of course, as a member of the Getty family, the bride chose to hold her reception at the iconic Getty Mansion in San Francisco. According to Vogue, guests partied in multiple rooms of the historic abode, where they were greeted by numerous buffet and bar offerings.
The wedding planning team—event planner Stanlee Gatti and wedding planner Jocelyn Arelt of Arelt Events—didn’t need to arrange much decorating, as the home already comes with exquisite chandeliers, antiques, and priceless works of art. The team did, however, erect a rose garden for the occasion, where guests danced the night away.