Look Back on Joey King's Dreamy Weddings to Husband Steven Piet

The couple hosted two celebrations: a civil ceremony in LA, and a destination wedding in Mallorca.
Joey King and husband Steven Piet
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Sarah Hanlon
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  • Sarah is the Entertainment & Celebrity Editor for The Knot, with special focuses on pop culture and celebrity wedding news.
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Updated Apr 05, 2024

When it comes to memorable celebrity nuptials, we've never had FOMO quite like we did when photos of Joey King's wedding photos were released. The We Were the Lucky Ones star married director Steven Piet in 2023, and the couple hosted two celebrations throughout the year: first, a civil ceremony in Los Angeles (complete with bowling and a dollar store bouquet), followed by a lavish destination wedding in Mallorca, Spain, inspired by The Great Gatsby. Look back on Joey King's wedding photos here, along with the sweetest details from her love story with Piet.

  • Joey King's husband is Steven Piet, a director and writer.
  • Joey King and Steven Piet met while filming the 2019 Hulu drama The Act.
  • After getting engaged in 2022, Joey King and her husband got married at a civil ceremony in LA on August 19, 2023. They hosted a second destination wedding in Spain on September 2, 2023.

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Who is Joey King's Husband, Steven Piet?

Joey King's husband is Steven Piet. The Chicago native is a film and TV director, producer and writer—and his career is responsible for bringing him and his wife together. Joey King and Steven Piet met on the set of the 2019 Hulu drama The Act, in which King portrayed Gypsy Rose Blanchard. Piet directed two episodes of the limited series.

Piet has also directed episodes of Channel Zero and Briarpatch. In 2015, he co-wrote and directed the indie movie Uncle John.

Joey King and Steven Piet's Relationship Timeline

In 2023, Joey King and Steven Piet tied the knot after four years of dating. We break down the couple's complete relationship timeline, from 2018 to today.

Late 2018: Joey King and Steven Piet Meet on the set of The Act

Joey King and Steven Piet's love story can be traced back to 2018, when they first met while filming the Hulu drama The Act. King portrayed Gypsy Rose Blanchard in the true crime series, and Piet directed two episodes. He opened up about the experience working with King during an interview with Vanity Fair, saying, "I felt like my job was to step back as much as I could and just have the camera in the right place and let these amazing actors do what they do best. At times, I was so lost in their performances that I was forgetting to say, 'Cut.'"

Although sparks flew, King revealed to Vogue that she kept their relationship professional until after shooting wrapped. "I had a very big crush but waited until the wrap party to ask him out," she recalled. "I worked up the courage and took him aside to tell him how I felt. It was the best decision of my life!"

September 2019: Joey King and Steven Piet Make Their Red Carpet Debut as a Couple

After The Act premiered in March, rumors of a Joey King and Steven Piet romance picked up when the couple was spotted at a screening of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in August. Then, in September, the couple made their red carpet debut as a couple on the 2019 Emmys red carpet.

February 2, 2022: Steven Piet Proposes to Joey King

Steven Piet proposed to Joey King on February 2, 2022, which the actress announced on Instagram one month later. "I never knew happiness could be so powerful that it can take the air from your lungs, overwhelming every part of you that you can't help but feel your eyes well from the undeniable joy," she wrote. "I never knew that a persons presence and heart could feel like a real home. I never knew love could be so unquestionably beautiful. I never knew until you."

She continued, "The date was 2/2/22 when you asked me to marry you and made me the luckiest lady alive. I love you more than an Instagram caption could ever do justice. Hanging out with you forever sounds like a real dream, so let's do it."

August 19, 2023: Joey King and Steven Piet Get Married in LA

Joey King's wedding in Mallorca was widely reported on once the photos dropped in September 2023—but unbeknownst to fans, she secretly married her husband one month prior. The newlywed revealed the news on Valentine's Day in 2024, sharing a collection of photos from the private civil ceremony, calling it a "rager of a memory."

September 2, 2023: Joey King and Husband Steven Piet Host a Destination Wedding

Less than a month after becoming husband and wife, Joey King and Steven Piet jetted off to Mallorca, Spain, to enjoy a lavish destination wedding with their loved ones. The Great Gatsby-inspired wedding featured multiple Oscar de la Renta dresses, a performance by Sabrina Carpenter, and a pool party to close out the weekend. Relive all of the iconic details below.

Joey King and Steven Piet's LA Wedding Details

Before their European destination wedding, Joey King and Steven Piet had to solidify their union stateside. The couple's civil ceremony took place on August 19, 2023, and included an after-party at a bowling alley. The Kissing Booth star reflected on the intimate celebration on Instagram in 2024, writing, "For Valentine's Day I thought I'd share this rager of a memory. August 19th 2023. Steven and I legally had to get married in the states before our September wedding in Mallorca."

She continued, "Obviously we wanted it to be a bit of a party. So we got some sickeningly hot outfits, gathered family (my mom made me a bouquet from the dollar store), hit up a place called Same Day Marriage in Los Angeles, and went bowling and partied."

All About Steven Piet and Joey King's Wedding in Spain

Joey King's wedding in Spain took place less than a month later. She and Steven Piet got married again on September 2, 2023, and told Vogue the soirée was "absolute perfection." Reflecting on the destination celebration, King added, "Looking out from the altar at all of our friends and family was an unforgettable moment. We truly felt so perfectly present, and soaking in every detail was pure magic."

Joey King's Wedding Venue

King told Vogue that while she and her husband knew they wanted to host an international wedding, they didn't nail down the city until they fell in love with one particular wedding venue. "We were looking for something unique and private and that felt grand yet intimate at the same time," King said. "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."

Joey King's Wedding Dress

With the intention to source attire that matched the vibe of the setting, Joey King found four perfect wedding dresses from Oscar de la Renta with the help of her stylist, Jared Eng. The most notable was her ceremony look: a strapless ball gown with oversized 3D flower paillettes and a cathedral-length veil.

To kick off the wedding weekend, she donned a short lace rehearsal dinner dress with a cape and white platform heels. Then, once the after-party began after the ceremony, she swapped her ball gown for a gauzy tulle dress with a tiered skirt and 3D floral appliques. "I felt so sexy and romantic in this, like a fairy," she told Vogue of the third look.

For the poolside party on the third (and final) day, King opted for a neutral mini dress with a crochet top and a straw-like skirt, which she styled with a matching rattan clutch.

Joey King's Wedding Guests

Joey King and her husband Steven Piet invited 100 guests to their second wedding, including a few of their famous friends. Singer Sabrina Carpenter performed during the ceremony as King walked down the aisle with her mom and grandmother. Other notable attendees included actress AnnaSophia Robb and her husband, Trevor Paul; Bridgerton star Phoebe Dynevor; and Red White and Royal Blue actor Taylor Zakhar Perez.

As the evening came to a close, King and Piet jumped into the venue's pool—and their guests quickly followed suit. The festivities continued the next day with a pool party on the grounds of the ancient fortress, with King telling Vogue that the vibes were "immaculate."

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