At some of the biggest events in her career, Natalie Portman has donned show-stopping gowns by Rodarte. So when it came to the most important day in her personal life — marrying dancer Benjamin Millepied in California's Big Sur over the weekend — she again turned to the fashion label, which is run by her longtime friends, sisters Laura and Kate Mulleavy. The result? A conservative, rather understated creation, which seemed to fit in well with the overall vibe of the nuptials.
While many Hollywood types tend to go for something more over the top on their wedding day, the 31-year-old actress beamed in the unadorned white, A-line style dress that was tea length with a layered bottom, and featured a sheer overlay that modestly covered her arms and chest. She accessorized the gown with a simple white floral crown, a veil, and nude-colored flats.
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The 45-minute ceremony took place under the moonlight on a bluff that overlooked the ocean. The bride's Jewish faith was reflected with the chuppah made of twigs, prayer shawl, and Millepied breaking glass as guests cheered "Mazel Tov!"
One hundred family members and friends, including Ivanka Trump and Macaulay Culkin, attended the reception at a private residence, where they noshed on vegan dishes, selected by Portman who follows a strict vegan diet. Instead of wedding cake, guests were served a sweet treat from Millepied's native France: macarons. Portman and Millepied, who met on the set of "Black Swan" and have a 1-year-old son Aleph, danced the night away, including a 20-minute traditional hora.
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It was the first time the reclusive Culkin, a friend of Portman's since they were both child stars in New York City, has been seen following a tabloid story claiming he was addicted to heroin. A rep for Culkin, who has been dabbling in a new profession as a deejay, denied the claims.
Portman has worn gowns by Rodarte on many occasions through the years, including the night she won the Best Actress Academy Award in 2011 for her role in "Black Swan." (Rodarte also designed Portman's tutu for the movie.) While she was pregnant that year and opted for a more conservative style, in 2009 she wore a sexy Rodarte number to the Oscars — a bright pink strapless gown with a flowing bottom.
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