Actress Joey King tied the knot with longtime love Steven Piet on Saturday, September 2.
The 24-year-old actress married Steven, a film and television director, at the sprawling private estate La Fortaleza in Mallorca, Spain.
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The intimate affair was attended by 100+ of Joey and Steven’s closest friends and family, including a star-studded group of guests – former co-stars Zach Braff, Michelle Williams, Patricia Arquette and Logan Lerman.
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Actor Joey King and director Steven Piet’s relationship began after she made the first move. The two met on the set of the Hulu series The Act, and a friendship quickly formed.
“We worked so well together,” remembers Joey, who is known for her role as Ramona Quimby in Ramona and Beezus and has since gained even wider recognition for The Kissing Booth. “There was such an immediate ease. I had a very big crush but waited until the wrap party to ask him out. I worked up the courage and took him aside to tell him how I felt. It was the best decision of my life!”
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“We stopped to take some photos together, and before I knew it, I was getting a tug on my jacket. I turned around, and Steven was on one knee. He said some of the most beautiful things, and we were both crying. We kept the news to ourselves for one day, just absorbing it together before we shared it with anyone.”
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After the engagement, the couple turned their attention to wedding planning. Both Joey and Steven knew they wanted to tie the knot overseas, but they didn’t know exactly where. “We were looking for something unique and private and that felt grand yet intimate at the same time,” Joey explains. “We found La Fortaleza in Mallorca, and it feels like the Spanish version of The Great Gatsby.
It’s historic without being dated. It felt timeless, the same way we feel about our love for each other. And finding it was all thanks to our wonderful wedding planners Alison Bryan Destinations – they nailed it and found us the venue of our dreams.” The fortress turned villa was built in 1628 and featured prominently in the BBC TV series The Night Manager.
To complement the location, Joey knew she wanted to wear a dress that felt classic but also had a few unique touches. For months, she went to bridal shops and tried on dress after dress with little luck.
Eventually, her stylist Jared Eng stepped in and showed her Oscar de la Renta’s bridal collection, and the bride ultimately ended up choosing four looks to wear throughout the course of the wedding weekend. “I knew instantly they were perfect,” she says. “We flew to New York, had a fitting with Fernando [Garcia, co-creative director of Oscar de la Renta], and the rest is history.”
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