Hollywood icons Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie finally tied the knot at the lavish Château Miraval in southern France. After more than a two-year engagement, the wedding ceremony between Pitt, 50, and Jolie, 39, took place last Saturday. The wedding was small and attended only by close family and friends. Pitt and Jolie’s children — Maddox, 13, Pax, 10, Zahara, 9, Shiloh, 8, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 6, all took part in the wedding
The couple had longed to marry at their 1,000-acre vineyard estate, which was recently renovated. Their $28 wine, Côtes de Provence Rosé Miraval, is manufactured at the organic wine château not far from Aix-en-Provence.
“They all went back into the main house into the ‘Great Hall’ and had a big celebration lunch with local hams, cheeses, freshly caught sea bass, Italian pastas and champagne, as well as Chateau Miraval rosé wine,” a source told us. “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.”
Back in the 1970s, the estate was home to the jazz pianist and composer Jacques Loussier, who built a recording studio on its grounds. Since then, Pink Floyd, Sting, Sade and the Cranberries have all recorded music there. And it seems that the Pitt-Jolies have carried on the tradition. According to the Château Miraval’s website, the couple “have given impetus to the heart of the estate as a place dedicated to the arts — music, cinema, theater, local food and fine wine.”
A official representative for the couple issued the following statement:
“On Saturday 23rd August 2014, in the presence of family and friends, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married in a small chapel in Chateau Miraval in France. It was a non-denominational civil ceremony. It was very much a family affair. All their children took part. Angelina was walked down the aisle by her eldest sons Maddox and Pax. Zahara and Vivienne threw petals, gathered from the garden. Shiloh and Knox were the ring bearers. In the days before coming to France, and as citizens of California, Brad and Angelina filled out their paperwork and obtained a marriage licence from a local judge, who also travelled to France to conduct the ceremony at Chateau Miraval. They are therefore married under Californian law.”
Below, Pitt is pictured for the first time since it was confirmed that he married his girlfriend of nine years, Jolie. He wore a wedding ring as he attended a photocall for World War II film Fury at The Tank Museum in Bovington, Dorset. Their rings were designed by their good friend Robert Procop.