Ivy Getty and Tobias Engel
26-year-old Ivy Getty, great-granddaughter of oil magnate Jean Paul Getty, artist and model, married photographer Tobias Engel (less facts are known about the groom than about the bride). The celebrations on this occasion turned out to be very large-scale and lasted several days – Ivy shared photos and emotions just now.
Ivy Getty and Tobias Engel
The ceremony was held at the City Hall of San Francisco, and was hosted by Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi. However, the list of eminent guests did not end there. The bridesmaid was the popular actress Anya Taylor-Joy, DJ Mark Ronson entertained the guests with music, John Galliano, the author of two of Ivy's wedding dresses, came to the wedding. There were about 450 guests in total.
Ivy Getty, Nancy Pelosi and Tobias Engel
And if one dress made of translucent chiffon was quite within the framework of classic wedding fashion, then the second creation of the legendary designer, who now works at Maison Margiela, turned out to be very original. The outfit seemed to consist of fragments of a broken mirror (a special material was used, not a real mirror), woven into ornaments resembling flowers. It took a little over a year to get ready for the wedding.
John Galliano and Ivy Getty with guests
Ivy and Tobias met through a mutual friend and then met again at Paris Fashion Week, where he worked as a photographer. Young people felt mutual sympathy and began to meet. Ivy's proposal Tobias made during his vacation in Capri. He presented his beloved with a bespoke sapphire ring. The large stone was complemented with diamonds from a necklace that Ivy's grandmother, interior designer Anne Getty, gave her when she was a teenager.
Grandma played a special role in the girl's life, actually raising her, and Ivy was very close to her, so she honored her memory in her wedding dress. Anne was very fond of Galliano, in addition, Ivy supplemented her image with jewelry from her grandmother's collection.
The wedding kicked off with the British Invasion Mod Party at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in San Francisco on Thursday night. Inspired by the 1968 film Barbarella directed by Jean-Claude Forest. During this evening, the bride changed three outfits: a vintage Emanuel Ungaro dress with coral and diamond earrings from Stephen Russell, a vintage Emilio Pucci dress and D'Accori shoes and, finally, a vintage Norman Norell dress.
Ivy Getty and Anya Taylor-Joy
Ivy Getty, Anya Taylor-Joy and the Greek Princess Maria-Olympia
The next day in the morning there was a picnic, and in the evening – a rehearsal of the ceremony and dinner. The day of the wedding itself began with a pajama party for Ivy and her bridesmaids. By the way, they were also dressed by John Galliano himself – the famous designer had to make an exception to his rules.
I usually don't make bridesmaid dresses because wedding dresses alone take up a lot of my time. But because I was so fascinated by Ivy and her stories about these women she grew up with – her bridesmaids – an exception was made. Before I knew about it, the number of bridesmaids had reached fourteen! And these girls are all from Generation Z. And I also dressed their mothers and aunts!
– shared Galliano.
At the ceremony itself in the city hall, the lovers exchanged vows, and then the best man, accompanied by Ivy's beloved dog, Chihuahua Blue, took out the rings. The bride and groom kissed, so tightly that Ivy even flew off the crown and veil. After that, the official part again spilled over into the party hosted by Anya Taylor-Joy. The informal part of the celebration took place at the Getty Mansion, which was arranged by Ivy's grandmother.
Recall that the founder of the famous dynasty is oil tycoon Jean Paul Getty, who is considered one of the first dollar billionaires. He is Ivy's great-grandfather, and she is one of the heirs to his fortune. Ivy's father, John Gilbert Getty, was a musician. He was found dead last year in a hotel room in San Antonio, Texas.
The cause of death was reported to be complications from an accidental overdose. He was 52 years old. Earlier, at the age of 79, his mother, Ivy's grandmother, Ann Getty, also died. Because of these sad family events, Ivy put off organizing the wedding. According to the Daily Mail, the Getty family is currently worth more than $ 5 billion. Of these, about two billion belong to Ivy's grandfather, composer and investor Gordon Getty.