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Inditex heiress Marta Ortega marries Carlos Torretta, son of designer Roberto
By thinkSPAIN Team Sat, Nov 17, 2018
INDITEX heiress Marta Ortega and Carlos Torretta, son of Argentinian fashion designer Roberto, are now married – in a much quieter and more homely ceremony than the former's first wedding to showjumper Sergio Álvarez Moya – having having announced the date less than a month ago.
Marta, 34, wore a one-off creation by Valentino and white leather court shoes, with her only jewellery being pink diamond stud earrings and her platinum-and-diamond engagement ring, plus a blue wristband in keeping with tradition.
Carlos, 33, wore a midnight blue suit by London tailor Savile Row.
The wedding took place in Marta's family home in the central O Parrote neighbourhood of A Coruña, Galicia, a civil ceremony attended only by closest family and friends of the bride and groom, including Carlos' mother Carmen Echeverría and his sister, wearing Roberto Torretta creations, plus the bridesmaids and page-boys – who included Marta's five-year-old son with Sergio, Amancio Álvarez – all of whom wore Massimo Dutti, one of Inditex's many high-street brands.
Marta's bouquet was designed by French florist Thierry Boutemy, with colours inspired by the natural landscape of Galicia with plenty of foliage and tailored to fit in with the complete look created for the bride by Pierpaolo Piccioli.
A reception for all those present was held in the Ortega family's dining room, with Galician chef Pepe Solla providing the catering, and later, an evening reception for 400 took place in the A Coruña yacht club hall hired by Inditex founder and father of the bride, Amancio Ortega, for €70 a head, featuring cocktails, Galician white wine and regional cuisine served up by chefs Javier Olleros of Culler de Pau and Ricardo Sanz of Kabuki restaurants.
Live entertainment was provided by three young, up-and-coming artists – singer and musician Sam French and bands The Bluebirds and Watermat.
The couple began dating two-and-a-half years ago, about a year after Marta's marriage to Sergio ended, and Carlos – a PR and fine arts graduate from Pace University New York who was splitting his life as a model scout between New York and Spain - decided to settle permanently in Madrid's up-market Salamanca neighbourhood with Marta, setting up his own PR firm, West Village Images.
Marta's own career was set in stone from day one, but she has had to work hard at it – as soon as she graduated, she underwent an extensive international training programme preparing her for taking over the family empire from her dad Amancio, 80.
After starting her International Business Economics degree at A Coruña University and finishing it at London's European Business School, she took a job as a shop assistant at a branch of Bershka in London, in 2007.
From then on, she worked in all areas of the business, from till-operating and stock-taking upwards, in various Inditex brand stores across Paris, Hong Kong and Milan, among other global locations.
Moving into the design side, Marta is now working in product development and design for Zara Woman – a budget brand whose pieces she is often seen wearing – and also for her father's charitable organisation, the Amancio Ortega Foundation.
She is Amancio's youngest daughter and the only child from his second marriage to Flora Pérez Marcote.
As a keen showjumper herself with several horses on the competition circuit, she met her first husband Sergio through their mutual love of equitation and became his groom for a while before they married in 2012.
Despite their flamboyant, extravagant nuptials which made the covers of Spain's glossy magazines, they were divorced in January 2015.
Sergio, 33, moved back to his native Gijón, Asturias, and took his horses with him.
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