The Hearst Castle , in San Simeon, played host to a family wedding this weekend as Amanda Hearst married Joachim Ronning, 47, a Norwegian film director.
Amanda Hearst, 35, is the great-granddaughter of publishing tycoon William Randolph Hearst, who began to build the castle and grounds in 1919. It was gifted to the state of California in 1958 by the Hearst family and now operates as a National Park, Museum & Landmark.
According to W Magazine , the bride wore five different dresses, and the guest list included VIP names like Nicky and Paris Hilton and Lauren Bush Lauren.
The ceremony took place on Friday. The celebratory dinner, dessert and dancing occurred on the Moroccan themed terrace adjacent the castle's infamous Neptune Pool.
According to Town & Country magazine , after the ceremony, the couple joined close family and friends for an intimate dinner surrounded by green topiaries and lemon trees and lush garlands filled with white roses. After a toast, the groom serenaded his bride.
The couple then threw a second bash at LA’s legendary Chateau Marmont on Saturday night, where they first met three years ago.
Ronning's film credits include Kon-Tiki, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, and the upcoming Maleficent, Mistress of Evil,
Amanda Hearst is an American socialite, activist, fashion model, and heiress to the Hearst Corporation. She is an associate market editor at Marie Claire magazine and the founder of Friends of Finn, an organization dedicated to stopping the inhumane treatment of dogs in puppy mills.
The Hearst Castle, in San Simeon, has 165 rooms and 123 acres of gardens, terraces and pools. It was closed Friday for the private event.