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Meet Ivy Getty, the 28-year-old heiress to the Getty oil fortune and a member of one of the richest families in America

In November 2021, Ivy Getty married photographer Tobias Engel in a lavish star-studded ceremony.

Tobias Engel and Ivy Getty in Paris in July 2022.

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Getty and Engel first met through a family member and started dating after reuniting at a Paris Fashion Week event.

“I saw this cute guy who was taking photos of the event and of me,” she told Vogue in November 2021. “I naturally went over, and we started talking. Quickly we realized that we had met before, the year before.”

Engel later proposed with a sapphire engagement ring with diamonds added from a necklace once owned by Getty’s grandmother.

For her opulent San Francisco wedding, Getty wore a custom couture gown completely covered in broken mirror shards designed by John Galliano for Maison Margiela. Gordon Getty, her grandfather, walked her down the aisle, and “The Queen’s Gambit” actress Anya Taylor-Joy served as maid of honor.

Nancy Pelosi, a Getty family friend, officiated the ceremony at San Francisco City Hall, while the reception was held at the Getty mansion. The total cost for the ceremony alone added up to $102,546, according to public records reviewed by The San Francisco Chronicle.