Not many details were known about Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied’s wedding when we first heard about it over the weekend, but thanks to creepy, peeping tom-like photogs and gossipy wedding guests, we do now!
As we know already, the Jewish wedding ceremony took place outside, where the bride and groom said their vows under a chuppah. According to People, this chuppah was “rustic” and was “made of twigs”. The couple kept up with Jewish wedding traditions such as wearing tallits (Jewish prayer shawls) during the ceremony, and having the groom smash a glass while guests shouted “Mazel Tov!” They also enjoyed music played by a Klezmer band during the reception, to which the now newlyweds kicked it off with a 20-minute hora dance.
Along with paying respects to Portman’s religion (it’s rumored Millepied converted before the nuptials), the wedding paid respects to hubby’s French nationality, by forgoing the traditional Western in lieu for French macarons.
Guests were a mix of family and friends that included the couple’s son 14-month-old son Aleph, as well as famous friends such as Ivanka Trump and Macaulay Culkin.
For the wedding fare, well it was strictly vegan, as Portman has been following the vegetarian diet for the last few years.
Apparently Portman is somewhat of a “hippie” according to her friends, rather than having flowers flown in to their Big Sur event location, she chose to have local wildflowers featured. Also, guests left with “Merci” labeled packets of wildflower seeds as their party favors.
The groom looked dapper in a dark blue tux, while the bride chose a modest white tea-length dress from Rodarte. She accessorized with a crown of wildflowers in her hair.
As far as celebrity wedding gowns go, I have to say I wasn’t a fan of Portman’s. I love the tea-length (I too chose a tea-length dress for my wedding), but the sleeves seemed ill fitting. She did look stunning though and appeared to be glowing with happiness, so that’s really all that matters.