All the Ways Heiress Ivy Getty Paid Tribute to Her Late Father and Grandmother at Her Wedding

"Not physically having two of the most important people in my life with me on my wedding day is extremely hard," Ivy Love Getty said

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Ivy Love Getty and Tobias Alexander Engel. Photo: Jose Villa

Ivy Love Getty honored her late father and grandmother as she said "I do" over the weekend.

Ivy, the 26-year-old great-granddaughter of oil tycoon J. Paul Getty, married photographer Tobias Alexander Engel in a star-studded ceremony in San Francisco's City Hall — which was officiated by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

The wedding took place nearly a year after the death of her father, musician John Gilbert Getty, who died on Nov. 20, 2020, at the age of 52. His mother Ann, a philanthropist and publisher, died months earlier, in September 2020. She was 79.

"Not physically having two of the most important people in my life with me on my wedding day is extremely hard," Ivy told Vogue.

However, thanks to wedding dress designer John Galliano's "vision and creativity," Ivy said he was "able to bring their presence to life" on her happy day.

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Ann Getty, John Gilbert Getty. Ron Galella/Getty; Ivy Getty/instagram

When it came to her wedding dress, Ivy said she always knew Galliano was the designer for the job.

"My grandmother always wore John Galliano's designs," she told Vogue. "After my grandmother's passing — she was really more like a mother to me — I felt this connection to John. I knew I wanted him to create the dress for my wedding."

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Ivy Getty. Jose Villa

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In a nod to her late family members, Ivy's embroidered veil included guitars, which represented her father, as well as walnuts, as her grandmother grew up on a walnut farm.

"My veil embodies the people and moments that got me to this day," she told Vogue.

Ivy's engagement ring pays tribute to her grandmother as well.

Around the stunning sapphire ring, which previously belonged to her husband's mother, sit some of her grandmother's diamonds, according to Vogue.

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Ivy Love Getty, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Tobias Alexander Engel. Jose Villa

The rest of her wedding jewelry came from her grandmother's vault as well, according to Town and Country.

"Being able to wear her jewelry meant everything to me," Ivy told the magazine, opting for a pair of diamond and sapphire earrings.

"The dress was so stunning and intricate that I needed something simple and these studs brought everything together. If she was here today she would have given me the same exact pair," she explained. "And it felt as though she was walking down the aisle with me."

For their wedding reception, which was held at the San Francisco mansion Ann shared with her husband, Ivy wore another one of her grandmother's necklaces: a pearl, citrine, and aquamarine choker.

"I felt her presence with me the whole night," Ivy added. "I know she was looking down on Toby and me."

The couple also honored Ivy's late loved ones at a pre-wedding celebration.

On Tuesday, Ivy shared a candid photograph from their 1960s-inspired bash at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, as she explained that there was a special significance to their outfits.

"This look was my grandmother's by @emanuelungaroparis," she captioned an Instagram photo of herself and her husband, who wore a pair of her father's glasses.

Although they may not have been physically present, Ivy said she knew her late grandmother and father would have enjoyed the celebration just as much as she did.

"My grandma and father were by my side gagging with joy as much as I was," she wrote on Instagram while reflecting on her "incredible" weekend.

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