When Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas tied the knot in 2019, their South of France wedding was shrouded in secrecy. The finale of Game of Thrones—the epic HBO series that made Turner a star—had just aired a month before, and as a result, the media attention surrounding the young couple was at a fever pitch. The location was kept secret. Great lengths were taken to keep paparazzi out. Pictures on social media were few and far between. The only people who really knew anything about the affair were, well, the ones who attended it.
But on their second wedding anniversary, Turner finally felt ready to open up.
It started with a singular Instagram: of the actor in her lace, long-sleeved Louis Vuitton dress, walking down the aisle hand-in-hand with her new husband. “2 years as your wife holy moly I love you bub,” she wrote. Shortly after, she followed up with a slideshow of several more wedding photos. “I mean. . . fuck it, it’s been 2 years,” she added.
The second batch of images ranged from the formal, to the casual, to the intimate. One picture shows a bare-faced, ebullient Jonas getting ready with bridesmaids. Another is a black and white photo closeup of the couple’s first dance. Then there’s a shot of their grandiose cake—a multi-tiered confection with Baroque-esque detailing, including a pair of gilded cherubs.
She also shared a stunning aerial shot of their wedding venue, Château de Tourreau. In it, guests mingle by the property’s palatial pool, soaking up the Provencal sun.
The photo dump comes at an à propos time, as blowout destination weddings are once again back in action. For the past 18 months, fantasizing about a lavish affair—or even observing it on social media—felt like an archaic, even dispiriting, exercise to undertake in our pandemic-era existence. It can be hard to look at a blissful, unaware past when you’re in the midst of a dark, uncertain future.
Yet, the world is slowly but surely emerging, and life’s celebrations along with it. And once again, indulging in grand celebrity nuptials feels fun rather than fruitless. So, Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas—congratulations, and thanks for sharing.