UPDATE: The news broke less than a week ago and already Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's wedding photos have been revealed. YES! The images are featured in People magazine's latest issue with the beautiful bride as the star of the cover. Also featured in the wedding album are the couple’s adorable brood of six children.
It's the world's first glimpse at Angelina's divine wedding dress. It's just as classic as we imagined and no surprises for guessing it's by Atelier Versace, featuring a ruched bodice that nips in at the waist - but it's that full and cascading skirt which really has us gasping. The 39-year-old actress polished off the look with her hair swept back in a bun and adorned with a hand-printed veil covered with artwork by her and Brad's children. The sketches include pictures of the youngsters as well as the Eiffel Tower, zebras, a drum kit and words including "dad" and "mom", but one of their cheeky clan had scribbled "buffock futtock" on the gown.
We now know the white gown was designed by Donatella Versace and was embroidered by the brand’s master tailor, Luigi Massi. “Luigi is like family to me and I couldn’t imagine anyone else making this dress,” Angelina said. “He knows and cares for the children and it was great fun putting it together.” Meanwhile, jeweller Robert Procop had the enviable task of designing the bride's stunning wedding band, an estimated 16-carat, emerald-cut diamond worth around $500,000 after he did such a great job creating her $250,000 diamond engagement ring.
Versace sent one of the best emails to land in our inbox, ever - a sketch of Angelina's dress. In the release they write that Angelina also wore a pair of white Versace satin pumps to match her white silk-satin Versace gown.
The wedding took place on August 23rd in the chapel at the family’s estate Chateau Miraval in the French village of Correns. “It was important to us that the day was relaxed and full of laughter,” the couple told the mag in a joint statement. “It was such a special day to share with our children and a very happy time for our family.” An insider said: "It was a lovely, happy day with lots of laughter and meaning that the entire family will remember for the rest of their lives." Oh, how we swoon.
Here are more details that have emerged with the gorgeous shots...
☆ The children helped to write the couple's wedding vows
Maddox, 13, Pax, 10, Zahara, nine, Shiloh, eight, and six-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox contributed to make sure Brad and Angelina's words to each other were extra special and personal on their big day.
☆ Pax had a special part to play in the nuptials
The youngster and his pals created the wedding cake. All together now: AWWWW.
☆ The wedding attendees were treated to a home-cooked meal
Following the ceremony, the guests - who included Brad's parents William and Jane - ate sea bass and wine from the estate. including sea bass and wine from the estate.
**☆ Brad paid a special tribute to Angelina's late mother **
The 50-year-old star made sure he honoured his bride's mum, Marcheline Bertrand, who died of ovarian cancer in 2007, by engraving a tribute to her in stone at the position where they stood to tie the knot. Angelina also paid tribute to her mother on her big day by wearing a special necklace which once belonged to Marcheline. A source has revealed that "it was a small locket with a photo of her mother inside it."
29 August 2014: Angelina's Father Speaks Out
Angelina with her dad, Jon Voight [Getty]
Jon Voight, who reportedly wasn't invited to the wedding, has released a statement to* E! news*: "It sounds like it was a wonderful wedding. It must have been very beautiful with the kids participating. I know it was during the Emmy week and they were able to do it very quietly. I'm very happy for them."
Angelina's father later appeared on ITV's 'Good Morning Britain' and said: "I'm very happy about it, I'm very happy that I can now legitimately call him my son-in-law, this wonderful fellow who I love, and that they're very happy and the kids must have had a wonderful time at the wedding because they all had their things to do. It must have been very beautiful, I'm very happy for them." He added: "She's working now with Brad and I've got a couple of things to do too but as soon as we can, we'll get together, it's going to be exciting."
28 August 2014: Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie Are Married!
MOST EXCITING NEWS EVER: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have got married. The couple's spokesperson has just confirmed that the A-lister actors tied the knot in France this weekend. Hello wedding of the year! (Soz, Kimye).
Brad, 50, and Angelina, 39, ended years of speculation by finally walking down the aisle on Saturday. The couple have been together for nine years and have six children together, after meeting on the set of* Mr. and Mrs. Smith*. Ange has been married twice before, to actors Johnny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton, while Brad has been married once, to Jennifer Aniston.
The 'Maleficent' star revealed in May that the couple were waiting for the "right time" to get married. She said: "We're just waiting for it to be the right time with the kids, with work, when it feels right. We talk about it occasionally, and the kids talk about it with us."
How they kept the wedding a secret from the world is truly a marvel. Although no images have emerged (yet), we're eagerly awaiting a snap of the Hollywood bride and groom. On the plus side, dreamy details are starting to trickle in...
Brangelina's Big Day: what we know so far
Brad And Angelina in Mr & Mrs Smith
The wedding took place at Chateau Miraval, a small chapel on the sprawling estate that the couple have been leasing since 2008. The wine-growing estate has a 35-room main house, an ancient chapel and working vineyard spread over 1,100 acres.
It was a private ceremony attended by immediate family and very close friends only.
In advance of the nondenominational civil ceremony, the couple also obtained a marriage licence from a local California judge. The judge also conducted the ceremony in France.
The couple's children took part in the wedding. Angelina walked down the aisle with her eldest sons, Maddox and Pax while Zahara and Vivienne threw petals. Shiloh and Knox served as ring bearers, the spokesman said.
Sources have confirmed that Angelina Jolie DID wear a white dress on her wedding day. A source tells* E! News* that the gown was "very traditional, but very Angie, it was comfortable but plain white floor-length antique lace and silk." The designer still hasn't been confirmed, however.
The actress "definitely wore something that once belonged to [her mother] Marcheline Bertrand. A small gold locket with a photo of her mom inside it." She also "had a veil," and when "Brad lifted it [he] gasped because she looked so stunning."
According to reports, "the boys all wore tiny matching cream linen suits which were just like Brad's [tux] while the girls had each chosen a dress to match their own individual style and they had them specially made."
Chateau Miraval, where Brangelina tied the knot [Getty]
The family arrived at Nice airport on a private jet last Friday in time for the secret nuptials.
Angelina headed to Malta on Wednesday, where she's due to start work on *By The Sea, *her new film also starring Brad.
- Just days after the wedding, Brad has already been snapped wearing his gold wedding ring. The actor arrived at The Tank Museum in Dorset (yup) for a photocall for his WWII movie *Fury. *
A peek at Brad Pitt's wedding ring [Rex]
Angelina Jolie‘s dad was completely in the dark about the wedding. Jon Voight reportedly told Inside Edition that he did not know about it and when asked whether he had a comment, he simply said, “That’s nice.” Angelina and her dad have had a rocky relationship in the past, but they reconciled back in 2010, a few years after the death of her mother Marcheline Bertrand.
George Clooney, who is also tying the knot this summer, has sent his well wishes to the happy couple. Brad’s* Oceans Eleven* co-star and longtime friend has given a statement about their nuptials. "How great is that? I’m really happy for Brad and Angie and their whole family,” the actor told People magazine.