Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt always said that they would get married when their children asked them to.

So it comes as no surprise that their six-strong brood played an integral part of their wedding day on August 23 at their French estate Chateau Miraval.

Indeed, the blushing bride took the unusual measure of letting her kids decorate her wedding dress, walking down the aisle in a gorgeous yet simple white satin gown and long veil that featured colourful drawings all over, as seen on the cover of this week’s People and HELLO! magazines.


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Created by Atelier Versace master tailor Luigi Massi, the gown featured a fitted bodice with simple thin straps, the bust complete with ruching, with a plain waist, kicking out into a flowy full skirt.

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Jolie added to HELLO!: ‘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.’

The artwork on the dress features adorable doodles from the children, including a portrait of the whole family, animals, monsters and even the cheeky word ‘buttock’ much to the amusement of the young ones.

It also features drawings of planes, a passion of Angelina’s, and motorbikes for Brad.

Angelina kept her hair and make-up simple and elegant for her big day, her long dark brunette locks worn up in a chic bun into which the veil was secured.

Her face was flawless and dewy, with brown shadow on her eyes, lashings of black mascara and a soft rose hue on her famously plump pout.

Her 50-year-old groom also kept it simple, pulling a black suit from his already bulging designer wardrobe, though he had to borrow a tie from one of their sons after forgetting to pack one.

The intimate, one-of-a-kind nuptials, which feature in this week’s People magazine, in conjunction with the UK’s HELLO!, give an unprecedented glimpse into the private Jolie-Pitt world.

Brad and Angelina eschewed recorded music and instead Angelina ‘entered to Here Comes The Bride hummed by Brad, the children and the 20-odd guests, the wedding March was their accompaniment on the way out’, according to HELLO!.

Grand designs: An illustration of Angelina's stunning Atelier Versace creation

Grand designs: An illustration of Angelina’s stunning Atelier Versace creation

 

The doting parents set out to ensure the day was as special and perfect for their children as it was for them, with each child playing an important role in the non-denominational wedding they enthusiastically helped plan.

Sons Maddox, 13, and Pax, 10, proudly walked their mother down the aisle, looking oh-so-dapper in their smart black suits.

Nine-year-old Zahara, in a dress designed by family friend Adama Kebe, and Vivienne, six, who wore a white dress from her closet, made for precious flower girls, tossing petals as they lined the path
for the bride.

 

Shiloh, eight, and six-year-old Knox were joint ring bearers, with Knox in a suit and Shiloh showing off her unique style in black dress shorts and shoes, a white shirt, black tie and top hat.

‘It was important to us that the day was relaxed and full of laughter,’ the newlyweds tell People.

‘It was such a special day to share with our children and a very happy time for our family.’

The couple exchanged custom wedding rings from jeweller Robert Procop, who created Angelina’s stunning engagement ring, an estimated 16-carat, emerald-cut diamond worth approximately $500,000.

A source today told MailOnline that the couple decided to marry at the stunning estate they bought in 2011 after Angelina made a promise to her later mother wed in France – and also to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the filming of Mr & Mrs Smith, where she and Brad met and fell in love.

‘Angelina promised her mother before she died that she’d get married in France. They were extremely close and this is Angie’s way of honouring her,’ the insider tells MailOnline.

According to inside sources, Ange also paid tribute to her mom Marcheline Bertrand by donning  a piece of sentimental jewellery.

‘It was important to us that the day was relaxed and full of laughter,’ the newlyweds tell People.

‘It was such a special day to share with our children and a very happy time for our family.’

‘It was a small locket with a photo of her mother inside it. She had a veil and Brad gasped when he lifted it because she looked so stunning.’

Alongside this, the timing of the ceremony was ‘not some happy accident’ as it was ‘deliberately chosen to commemorate the milestone of the 10th anniversary of filming of Mr and Mrs Smith’, according to the source, who said that their son Maddox was ‘particularly excited’ and had been
a ‘powerful driver’ for the two to marry.

Brad’s parents, Bill and Jane Pitt, were in attendance, along with the groom’s brother, Doug Pitt, sister Julie Pitt and her two children, and Angelina’s brother James Haven, although her father Jon Voight was not present.

The source admitted that Brad’s ex-wife Jennifer Aniston had no idea about the wedding – nor did Angelina’s first husband, Jonny Lee Miller, even though he is said to be ‘relaxed’ as they remain friends.

Prior to exchanging vows, the couple obtained a marriage license from a California judge.

The same judge also conducted the nondenominational civil ceremony in France.

It is also believed that the couple toasted their marriage with their own vintage, the Chateau Miraval rosé.

Angelina’s father, the actor Jon Voight, was unaware of his daughter’s wedding plans, telling Inside Edition that he didn’t know she had married.

‘That’s nice’, was his only comment.

The 75-year-old later told E! in a statement: ‘It sounds like it was a wonderful wedding. It must have been very beautiful with the kids participating. I know it was during Emmy week and they were able to do it very quietly. I’m very happy for them.’

Angelina and Brad will be spending their honeymoon in Malta as they shoot new movie By The Sea about an unhappily married couple and the actress quipped to HELLO! that it is a strange post-wedding break for them both.

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Brad showed off his wedding ring for the first time on Thursday, at a photocall for his WWII movie Fury, in Dorset.

In an interview with Australia’s TV Week, the Oscar winning actress revealed she and her now husband kept in touch the old fashioned way while he worked on the wartime epic, and she her own movie, Unbroken, by mailing letters to each other from opposite ends of the world.

‘He was supportive from a distance and it was quite romantic in a way,’ the 39-year-old said.

‘We decided to be of that time, when we could imagine he was in the European theatre and I was in the Pacific theatre, and we wrote handwritten letters to each other that were very connecting for us, thinking of the people that were separated for months, if not years, at a time back then.’

They got engaged two years ago, but in May, Angelina said she hadn’t organised anything for their big day and she hasn’t even bought a wedding dress.

She told USA Today: ‘We don’t have any plans to get married at the moment. Nothing is organised. Nothing is ready. I don’t have a dress.’

And while many celebrities have complained about interest in their private lives in recent weeks – including Charlize Theron’s insensitive statement that press intrusion is comparable to rape – Angelina acknowledged that she understands people care about her wedding.

She said: ‘It matters to us in a very private way. But we also understand that we’re public people.’

Angelina previously revealed that their children were planning the wedding and she and Brad may end up wearing camouflage in a paintball wedding extravaganza if their kids get their way.


Source: Dailymail