Obviously, unless you’ve been living under a rock, you already heard about this last week, but on August 23rd, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt got married in a small ceremony at their home in the Provence province of France, Chateau Miraval. They have released a statement confirming their wedding:
On Saturday, 23rd of August 2014, in the presence of family and friends, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married in a small chapel in Chateau Miraval in France. It was a non-denominational civil ceremony. It was very much a family affair. All their children took part. Angelina was walked down the aisle by her eldest sons Maddox and Pax. Zahara and Vivienne threw petals, gathered from the garden. Shiloh and Know were the ring bearers. In the days before coming to France, and as citizens of California, Brad and Angelina filled out their paperwork and obtained a marriage license from a local judge, who also traveled to France to conduct the ceremony at Chateau Miraval. They are therefore married under California law.
An additional statement released by the couple read:
“It was important to us that the day was relaxed and full of laughter. It was such a special day to share with our children and a very happy time for our family.”
More information about the ceremony is included in the newest edition of People Magazine, which features Angelina in her wedding gown on the cover.
According to the magazine, the ceremony was attended by 20 friends and family members. The ceremony was held in the chapel of Chateau Miraval, which is located in Correns, a village in Provence. Angelina’s dress was covered with artwork by their children. Luigi Massi, who works as the master tailor for Atelier Versace, sewed the children’s artwork into both the dress and veil. The children also helped Jolie and Pitt write the vows and Pax baked the cake.
Brad wore one of his own suits, but forgot his tie and had to borrow one from one of his sons.
Zahara wore a dress that was designed by Adama Kebe, a family friend. Maddox, Pax, Shiloh and Know wore black suits. Shiloh’s suit was accessorized with shorts and a top hat. Vivienne wore one of her own white dresses.
The wedding bands were designed by Robert Procop, a jeweler who also designed Jolie’s engagement ring.
Wedding guests hummed “Here Comes the Bride” as Jolie walked down the aisle. During the ceremony, guests enjoyed a humorous moment, laughing as a ring was dropped. Jolie’s father, actor Jon Voight, was not reported to be in attendance.
Pitt, on the day: “It was important to us that the day was relaxed and full of laughter. It was such a special day to share with our children and a very happy time for our family.”
Jolie, on the dress: “I wanted the kids to be a part of everything, including the dress, because that’s our family. That represents the way we live our life together. Luigi is like family to me and I couldn’t imagine anyone else making this dress. He knows and cares for the children and it was great fun putting it together. Brad didn’t see the dress until the moment of the wedding.”
Jolie, on remembering her mother, Marcheline Bertrand: “Brad had a dedication to Marcheline engraved inside the chapel where we stood. I also wore a little flower ring that was hers, and Jamie wore an angel pin from her jewelry box.”
Jolie, on their vows: “The children wrote vows and asked us to make promises to each other. It was very sweet what they came up with.”
Jolie’s mother, Marcheline Bertrand, passed away in 2007 after a battle with ovarian cancer. In addition to the engraving and the jewelry, Jolie also wore a small gold locket with a photograph of her mother inside it.