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Natalie Portman’s Traditional Wedding

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Natalie Portman’s Traditional Wedding

The Wedding Dress, The Rings, The Ceremony

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Congratulations are in order to Natalie Portman and her beau, Benjamin Millepied! The pair met during the production of Portman’s Oscar-winning role in The Black Swan, and as most of you know, their budding courtship quickly blossomed with the arrival of their first child, Aleph. Moving swiftly along, the couple said their “I Do’s” in a traditional Jewish wedding ceremony this past Saturday, August 3rd in coastal Big Sur, California.

In honor of the event, Portman wore an elegant tea-length gown made by her longtime friends, Laura and Kate Mulleavy of Rodarte. The dress flowed at the waist in an A-line cut, and her arms and décolleté were respectfully covered with a sheer, soft fabric. To match the simplicity of her dress, the actress wore nude flats along with a floral crown of white wildflowers and veil.

The private ceremony was said to reflect the signature lifestyle of both the bride and groom. The bride being of Jewish faith kept true to her religious traditions in customary dress, and her groom wore a “kippot” or skullcap. The wedding ritual followed suit by keeping with such Jewish customs as the “tallits” (prayer shawl), “huppah” (marriage canopy) and hora dance. Likewise, the groom’s French descent was also paid homage as the couple chose French macarons over a traditional wedding cake. After the ceremony, guests were gifted with small packets of wildflower seeds with the French word “Merci” on them. In fact, the eco-conscious couple even chose wildflowers that were native to the ceremony’s surrounding area. Finally, the couple chose a vegan menu to respect the bride’s diet.

Overall, I am impressed with the couple’s decisions, and I appreciate that they stuck to traditions as well as reflected their individual styles. When it comes to planning weddings, it’s easy to get lost in “what people expect” versus staying true to your beliefs and lifestyle.

TAAZ Friends, what do you think about Natalie’s wedding? Do you think her gown is elegant or too simple?

Pic and Credits: ohverlycritical.com, stylefrizz.com, news.instyle.com, people.com, shefinds.com, justjared.com

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@courtney2bambi I love the small details :) This comment has been removed.
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I think her dress was perfect for her! She's gorgeous, but still so girly. I am so happy you wrote this because if you didn't, then I would have. ;0) This comment has been removed.
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