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Inside Amanda Hearst and Joachim Rønning's Stunning Hearst Castle Wedding

The couple hosted family and friends at estate built by the bride's maternal great-grandfather William Randolph Hearst.
IMAGE DOUGLAS FRIEDMAN
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Amanda Hearst, co-founder of sustainable fashion retailer Maison de Mode and co-founder of animal welfare and conservation non-profit finn2finn Alliance, and Joachim Rønning, director of Kon-TikiPirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, and the upcoming Maleficent, Mistress of Evil, were married over the weekend in San Simeon California at Hearst Castle, the estate built by the bride's maternal great-grandfather William Randolph Hearst.

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The bride and groom exchange their vows.
Photo by DOUGLAS FRIEDMAN.

After a private family ceremony at one of the guest cottages on the property, Amanda and Joachim made their first official appearance as bride and groom out of the grand entrance of Hearst Castle, where they emerged to a cheering crowd.

Photo by DOUGLAS FRIEDMAN.

They joined an intimate dinner of close family and friends surrounded by green topiaries and lemon trees and lush garlands filled with white roses. After a toast, the groom serenaded his bride.

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For the ceremony and dinner, the bride wore a sustainable Oscar de la Renta gown and vintage Fred Leighton jewelry. The silk faille of the gown, designer Fernando Garcia explains, comes from the Taroni mill, which won the sustainable producer award at the Green Carpet Fashion Awards in 2017. “This fabric and all other elements were items we already had in-house so we did not have to incur any fuel usage for transportation," Garcia said. "The boning was taken from an existing gown from a previous collection and reused in Amanda’s gown, so it was made to be completely sustainable!”

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Photo by DOUGLAS FRIEDMAN.

The bride changed into Galvan white halter dress for dessert and dancing on a fantastical Moroccan-themed terrace inspired by Marrakesh’s Majorelle Gardens and created by event master David Monn overlooking the Castle's famed Neptune Pool.

And then the bride and groom made a getaway in a vintage convertible (and couture Giambattista Valli for her). Next stop? Los Angeles’s legendary Chateau Marmont, where the couple first met three years ago.

More to come on Town & Country.

PHOTOGRAPHS BY DOUGLAS FRIEDMAN.

*This article originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com

*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors

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