People provides these juicy details, which reveal the influence of Portman’s Jewish heritage and Millepied’s native France.
The couple held their Jewish marriage ceremony on a bluff in Big Sur on California’s central coast. Portman wore a rather nontraditional, white tea-length dress with sheer sleeves and an asymmetrical hem, designed by her friends at Rodarte; she chose ballet flats instead of a shoe with a heel. Millepied wore a midnight blue tuxedo. Their chuppah – a canopy representing the home that the bridal couple are creating together – was constructed of twigs rather than the traditional cloth and poles. Wildflowers were a repeating theme; the decor included only flowers that native to the Big Sur area, and guests received a packet of wildflower seeds as a favor. The bride also wore wildflowers in her hair.
The reception, held at a private residence, featured a vegan meal and in lieu of wedding cake, French macarons for dessert.
I have to say that this sounds like exactly the kind of wedding I would expect from Natalie Portman… absolutely lovely, personal and nearly absent of Hollywood glam. Mazel tov!
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