The photos for the most anticipated celebrity wedding are making the headlines for this week’s issue of PEOPLE and Hello! magazines. Yes! We are talking about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s intimate Aug. 23 wedding which took place in a French village.
The full interview with Jolie-Pitt reveled how their brood of six became the perfect wedding planner. From the dresses to the cake and the relaxed reception, the six children of the celebrity couple planned everything.
According to the couple, “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.”
Here are few details from the wedding that will touch your heart.
Both the magazines’ covers show a blushing Jolie in her floor-length Atelier Versace wedding dress that includes some exquisite and out-of-the-world details.
Her white satin dress was a remarkable expression of her children’s creativity. Designed by Donatella Versace, the dress with slim straps, a corseted waist and a full skirt has dozens of brightly colored drawings from her children sewed into the dress and veil. According to Jolie, Luigi Massi, the master tailor at Atelier Versace sewed the creative artwork. He was like a family to her and she couldn’t imagine anyone else making the dress.
The groom wore a suit from his closet but the tie was ‘borrowed from one of his sons because he forgot to pack his’.
The children picked out their own dresses. A family friend designed Zahara’s dress while Vivienne wore a dress from her closet. The four boys wore black suits. The kids also included items like top hats and other festive accessories for the ceremony.
The cake and the wedding menu
Pax baked the homemade cake that has ‘frosting flowers with several layers of chocolate and vanilla’. ‘The alfresco reception had BBQ and dessert including chocolate and vanilla sorbet’.
The wedding rings and vows
The couple told that the kids wrote their wedding vows. “The children wrote vows and asked us to make promises to each other. It was very sweet what they came up with,” said Jolie.
Children played the key roles
Not just the planning but also the kids had their significant roles during the ceremony. Maddox and Pax walked their Mother down the aisle while Zahara and Vivienne were the flower girls, and Shiloh and Knox served as the ring bearers.
Other notable things from the wedding
The ceremony was organized at a chapel of Chateau Miraval, the family’s property in the village of Correns, France. Only 20 guests that include Brad’s parents, his brother and sister and her two children, and Jolie’s brother attended the ceremony.
Jolie and her brother paid a tribute to their mother Marcheline Bertrand who died in 2007 due to ovarian cancer. Jolie wore a ‘little flower ring while James wore an angel pin from her jewelry box.’
Instead of hiring a music band, Brad Pitt and family hummed ‘Here comes the bride’ when the bride walked down the aisle.