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Details of romantic oceanfront ceremony that made Natalie Madame Millepied

7 August 2012
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Natalie Portman isn't your average Hollywood actress. She speaks three languages, became a vegetarian aged eight, and has always proudly championed her Jewish faith and love of French culture. So it was natural that those themes would be incorporated into her wedding for a day she'll never forget.


 Details of the brunette beauty's low key nuptials to French ballet star Benjamin Millepied, whom she met on the set of Black Swan in 2009, have been released by People magazine. The beautiful ceremony was based on Jewish tradition and took place against the dramatic backdrop of the Big Sur's Californian coastline.


With the sound of the ocean in the background, Natalie walked down the aisle in a Forties-style nip-waisted gown from Rodarte, while her dashing groom wore a midnight blue tux. Her crowning glory was a head dress made of wildflowers. The 45-minute ceremony took place under a 'chuppah', or canopy, made of twigs.

After exchanging vows, the happy couple were greeted with shouts of "Mazel Tov!" – congratulations in Hebrew.

Bordeaux-born Benjamin's influence was also stamped on the day. French macaroons were served instead of a traditional wedding cake. The couple's closest family and friends witnessed their joy. Their 14-month-old son Aleph was guest of honour, while celebrity pals such as Ivanka Trump and Macaulay Culkin were invited along. When the day drew to a close around 2 am, guests were given packets of wildflower seeds as a memento. The bags were inscribed with a single word that summed up the day: "Merci."

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