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Barbara Palvin wore three different dresses during secret Hungarian wedding to Dylan Sprouse

The ‘Beautiful Disaster’ actor and Hungarian model announced their engagement last month

Ellie Muir
Wednesday 19 July 2023 17:50 BST
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Dylan Sprouse has married Hungarian model Barbara Palvin in a secret wedding after five years of dating.

The American Beautiful Disaster star, 30, best known for his role as Zack Martin on the Disney Channel series The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, confirmed his engagement to Palvin last month.

On Monday (18 July), reports revealed that the couple wed in Palvin’s home country on her parents’ property, Harlekin Birtok, which doubles up as a wedding venue.

Photographs surfaced showing the bride, 29, arriving at the wedding venue wearing a white Vivienne Westwood corset-style satin gown, sheer gloves, a Tiffany & Co Nineties-inspired choker and a long veil. British Vogue later confirmed the marriage.

Sprouse wore a simple black suit with a white collared shirt and a black tie. He also had two white flowers fastened onto his lapel that matched the flowers in Palvin’s bouquet.

Sprouse’s twin brother, Cole, who also starred in Suite Life of Zack and Cody, served as best man and the couple exchanged vows in the church in Albertirsa where Palvin’s parents tied the knot 34 years ago.

In a new interview with British Vogue, Palvin and Sprouse reflected on the weekend. Given Palvin’s family events business, she and her sister Anita planned the majority of the wedding.

For Palvin’s second wedding outfit, she chose a short dress with a crisscross back by Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini.

“There is also a Hungarian tradition where you have to wear a red dress after midnight – it’s called ‘menyecske ruha,’” Palvin told British Vogue.

“There was no question – I had to wear a Hungarian designer for this one, so I chose MERO. They created the dress of my dreams, it was sexy and sweet but also comfortable – exactly what I wanted.”

The bride also told the publication that they intended for the wedding to be “intimate” but they ended up having 115 guests.

“There are a lot of people we care about and we wanted them all to be there,” Palvin said.

The surprise wedding comes just one month after the pair announced their engagement, starring on the cover of V Magazine’s Fall 2023 issue despite having been engaged since September 2022.

“With the power invested in V I am a Sprouse to be [Bride emoji] @dylansprouse,” the model captioned the post.

Speaking in the accompanying interview, Dylan opened up about his views on marriage.

“I think the definition of marriage is very different for our generation than what it meant for the previous one,” he said. “For me, at least, marriage is a promise of kind of loving you endlessly and being your partner. I’m nervous about the event. Frankly, it’s about the first dance. I’m nervous about a choreographed dance.”

Palvin added that Dylan had been waiting seven months to find the moment to propose to her, but she had known she wanted to marry him since they began dating.

“I mean, a man has time to prepare for the proposal – Dylan kept the ring for seven months before he asked the question – but for me, it was right then and there,” Palvin said. “I knew since we started dating that I want to marry him, but it’s a big decision.”

Ahead of the wedding, Dylan said that he was excited to get married in Hungary and embrace Palvin’s family traditions.

“It’s gonna be a big event, with both of our parents meeting for the first time, too,” he said. “I think it’s exciting for me, not only because I love the kind of historical traditions of the event, but because [I] came from a very small family unit.

“Barbara, on the other hand, has quite a large family unit. They look at her like their princess and I think it’s going to be a really special moment to see them all reacting to that amidst their traditions.”

Palvin and Sprouse first met around six years ago, when she overtook him in line while entering an event. They exchanged a joke and Dylan later contacted Sprouse in the hope of securing a date.

After six months of ignoring Sprouse, Palvin succumbed to his message and replied. Three months later, she flew to China to see the actor while he was filming on set, and to go on their first date.

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