Actress and Chanel model Keira Knightley has married musician James Righton in a secretive and intimate wedding ceremony in the south of France. The couple, who got engaged a year ago, tied the knot at the town hall in Mazan, a small town around 12 miles from Marseilles, France.
According to people, they exchanged vows in front of a handful of guests. “It was not a long service and very few people” one witness tells People. “The ceremony occurred just before noon and lasted only about 30 minutes. Keira looked beautiful. She wore a very pretty, very classic dress.”
She wore a strapless tulle frock that came to her knees, a classic Chanel jacket and flats. Klaxons rocker Righton wore a navy suit.
In an interview last month, Knightley said she did not want an extravagant wedding day.
“We’re not ‘big wedding’ types. I don’t need to have all that. I’m just trying to enjoy the engagement bit. My parents are together after 40 years. The fights are there but they love each other. It’s not like the first three months, the first two years… whatever it is, but I think it gets more interesting, or I hope so.”
The new husband and wife will celebrate with a slightly bigger party on Saturday night, at Knightley’s mother’s home a few miles outside Mazan. Righton’s band is expected to perform for the 50 or so guests, rumored to include actress Sienna Miller, and more than 120 bottles of wine have been provided for the fete. The couple also reportedly plan to throw a second bash once they return to Britain.