Billionaire Heiress Ivy Love Getty Got Married In An Over-The-Top Wedding Officiated By Nancy Pelosi
Now for a reminder that you’re poor as shit. Introducing Ivy Love Getty, the great-granddaughter of oil tycoon J. Paul Getty. J. Paul was the billionaire who refused to pay his grandson’s kidnapping ransom in 1973. He was initially played by Kevin Spacey in All the Money in the World, and then replaced by Christopher Plummer. Donald Sutherland also played him in the FX series Trust. The Getty family is also known for Getty Images, the Getty Research Institute, their museum, and Sienna Miller’s ex Balthazar Getty, who is a cousin (I think) of Ivy’s. Anywho, 26-year-old “model/artist” Ivy is very rich, bitch, and over the weekend she got married to photographer Tobias Alexander Engel in San Francisco. Nancy Pelosi officiated, and, like Lena Dunham before her, the nuptials were featured in Vogue.
Ivy tells Vogue she met her new husband “through a family member” and they eventually connected again at Paris Fashion Week. Tobias popped the question on a quick three-day trip to Capri after they’d attended the Unicef Ball. #relatable. Ivy says the couple initially held off on wedding planning because of the pandemic and the fact that she’d lost her grandmother, Ann Getty, and her father, John Gilbert Getty, in 2020. She eventually decided to have the reception at her grandmother’s massive San Francisco mansion, and Nancy Pelosi officiated that shit at City Hall.
Things kicked off on Thursday with a British Invasion Mod Party at The Palace of Fine Arts. Mark Ronson DJed and Earth Wind & Fire performed. Also, Ivy’s bestie/maid of honor is actress Anya Taylor-Joy, so she’s all over these pics:
Ivy’s wedding dress was made to look like broken glass and designed by John Galliano for Maison Margiela Haute Couture. Her veil was 16 feet long and took 200 hours to embroider. Galliano also designed Ivy’s FOURTEEN bridesmaids dresses, via Vogue:
“Normally, I don’t do bridesmaids dresses because bridal gowns alone take up so much of my time,” Galliano says. “But as I was so bewitched by Ivy and her stories of these women she had grown up with—her bridesmaids—made an exception. Before I knew it, the bridesmaids numbers reached fourteen! And these girls are the Gen Z babies. I dressed their mothers and their aunties! Creating the bridesmaids’ dresses wasn’t easy with the current travel situation, but bravo to Ivy, Alexis [Roche], and Auntie Vanessa for coordinating everything. You can’t imagine getting these girls all together at Claridge’s at 4:00 a.m. in the morning, walking around in peignoirs for 48 hours to do their fittings. They were so lovely and such fun.”
“Lovely and such fun”? I dunno, 4:00 am with fourteen bridesmaids sounds like hell, but to each their own, Galliano! Here are some more pics:
Guests included Olivia Rodrigo, Gigi Gorgeous, Princess Olympia of Greece and Denmark, Kiki Xtravaganza, and the mayor of San Francisco. There are 100 pictures in total on the Vogue site, so have fun vicariously living through Ivy and her rich elbow-rubbers. Warning: the further down you scroll, the sadder you get about your outstanding student debt!