Finally Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied have tied the knot in a romantic but intimate wedding on the grounds of a private residence in the Californian coastal town of Big Sur.
Natalie looked as gorgeous as ever and was glowing dressed in an elegant Rodarte gown with a modest high neckline, tea-length cocktail hemline and sheer, full-length sleeves.
As described by an insider who told In Touch Weekly, ‘Her dress was stunning, not overly showy or revealing. Very much her own subtle and pretty personal style – she always has a hippie theme, whatever she does.’
Natalie and Benjamin exchanged vows in a Jewish ceremony under a chuppah in front of friends, family and some celebrity guests including Diane Sawyer and her director husband Mike Nichols, Ivanka Trump, Macaulay Culkin and Rashida Jones.
Since Natalie has been a strict vegan since 2009, the wedding guests were treated to a vegetarian feast before it was time to hit the dance floor. According to an inside source, the DJ played music until 2:30am saying, ‘Natalie looked so happy and was glowing. It was a beautiful day for her and Benjamin to celebrate with those they hold closest.’
According to one of Natalie’s friends, Big Sur is one of Portman’s favorite places and Ivanka tweeted pictures of the coastline prior to the ceremony, and one of herself sitting at a firepit at the estate, alongside the caption, ‘Driving to Big Sur with a lunch stop in Carmel. Heaven.’
When Ivanka left the wedding she added, ’2 weddings on opposite coasts in one weekend! Just landed in NY & am heading straight to ceremony number 2. A lot to celebrate this weekend!’
Natalie, 31, met choreographer Benjamin, 35, on the set of Black Swan in 2009 and they got engaged in December 2010.
When Natalie won the Best Actress Oscar for the film, she paid tribute to Benjamin, calling him her ‘beautiful love’ and thanked him for giving her the ‘most important role of my life’.
Portman gave birth to their son Aleph in June 2011.
A big Mazel Tov to the newlyweds!