Joey King Calls Wedding to 'Best Friend' Steven Piet 'the Best Weekend of My Whole Life' (Exclusive)

The 'We Were the Lucky Ones' actress tied the knot with the director and producer in a civil ceremony in Los Angeles in August, followed by a big celebration in Spain

<p>Joey King/Instagram</p> Joey King and Steven Piet at their August 2023 wedding

Joey King/Instagram

Joey King and Steven Piet at their August 2023 wedding

Joey King next stars in We Were the Lucky Ones — but off-screen, she considers herself the lucky one for finding love with Steven Piet.

King, 24, and Piet, 39, met on set of The Act, which she starred in and he directed and executive produced. The actress asked him out at the end of filming.

“I've never really been afraid to tell people how I feel about them,” she tells PEOPLE. “Not to say I wasn't painfully nervous when I asked my husband out, I was freaking out! I was so nervous, but I knew that he would never do it 'cause he was so respectful and so sweet. I truly had no idea if he was even interested in me or not. I knew that if I didn't, I would think about it forever. I just had to do it.”

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Piet agreed to the date — and then, in February 2022, he proposed to King. Last year, the two said “I do” in a civil ceremony in Los Angeles in August. That was followed by a celebration with friends and family in Mallorca, Spain, the next month.

“We had so much fun, and it was just such a great day,” King says of the L.A. wedding at Same Day Marriage, which was followed by bowling. “My mom made my bouquet from the dollar store. She went there and got all these fake flowers and ribbon and tied it up. It was so cute.”

Predictably, she describes the Spain nuptials as an “incredibly different vibe.” “There's so many favorite moments,” King says of the Mallorca fête, which she calls “the best weekend of my whole life.”

<p>Matt Winkelmeyer/WireImage</p> Joey King and Steven Piet

Matt Winkelmeyer/WireImage

Joey King and Steven Piet

It rarely rains in Mallorca, so when it did the weekend before King and Piet’s wedding, the Emmy nominee and her now-husband decided, “let's just lean into it."

“We were fully prepared to just lean into this rain wedding, and it was going to be fabulous,” King says. “Guests arrive for the ceremony, the sun starts shining. I was like, ‘This is insane. Do I believe in God?’ I'm just kidding, but it was better than we ever could have dreamed.”

The former child star feels like she and Piet “had a pretty amazing turnout” for their destination wedding. “I'm so thankful our friends and family did that for us,” she continues, explaining, “We didn't tell our families too much about the venue because we wanted them to be blown away. My mom and my mother-in-law were like, ‘Why do you have to go so far away? Why can't you guys just get married at a botanical garden here or something?’ Then they arrived and they were like, ‘Holy s---! It was worth it.’ ”

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While King says “life didn't really change” when she and Piet got married, she concedes that “it does feel different.”

“Everything just feels a little bit sweeter,” King says. “It's just fun to feel like you are truly hanging out with your best friend every day. It's a very special feeling.”

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We Were the Lucky Ones premieres Thursday, March 28, on Hulu.

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