Details from inside Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's wedding - from the dress to the cakes
More details have emerged from inside Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s secret wedding ceremony.
The beautiful bride wore white, choosing a dress that was "very traditional, but very Angie", a source told E! News. "It was comfortable with plain white floor-length antique lace and silk.
"She had a veil but Brad lifted it and gasped because she looked so stunning."
The couple got married shortly before lunchtime on Saturday in the chapel on the grounds of their Château Miraval estate, and exchanged "handwritten vows telling each other how much they love each other and their beautiful family, and they both had tears in their eyes as did everyone else," the insider revealed.
"It was short but loaded with meaning, and it was a lovely way to start life in their new family home now that building work is finally finished."
Family played an important part in the wedding day. Angelina was given away by her eldest sons Maddox and Pax, while Knox and Shiloh acted as ring bearers. Zahara and Vivienne "had baskets of rose petals and other flowers they'd picked in the garden that morning" and they threw them in front of their mum and dad as they walked down the aisle.
The boys all wore matching cream linen suits, just like Brad's, while the little girls had each "chosen a dress to match their individual style" that were specially made.
The only other guests at the ceremony were Brad’s family; his parents Bill and Jane Pitt, his brother Doug and sister Julie – "no more than 22 people in total". Angelina's father Jon Voight was not in attendance, although he has since released a statement saying how happy he is for the newlyweds.
After the wedding ceremony, the family returned to the Great Hall in the main house for a celebration lunch with "local hams, cheeses, freshly-caught sea bass, Italian pastas and champagne, as well as Chateau Miraval rose wine" (Angelina and Brad's own brand).
"There were three different types of cakes, all picked by the kids – one was a strawberry ice cream one, another was a three chocolate gateau and a third had fresh cream and raspberries.
"It was a lovely, happy day with lots of laughter and meaning that the entire family will remember for the rest of their lives."