Natalie Portman couldn’t stop smiling as she was pictured dancing with her new husband Benjamin Millepied and walking around the grounds of the private residence in the Californian coastal town of Big Sur.
Natalie Portman’s elegant Rodarte gown was a stunning yet simple choice, modest with a high neckline, together with a tea-length cocktail hemline and sheer, full-length sleeves.
An insider told In Touch Weekly: “Her dress was stunning, not overly showy or revealing. Very much her own subtle and pretty personal style – she always has a hippie theme, whatever she does.”
The traditional Jewish ceremony, which took place after sundown on Saturday, was an intimate affair with just 60 of the couple’s family and closest friends in attendance.
Natalie Portman pictured dancing with her new husband Benjamin Millepied and walking around the grounds of the private residence in Big Sur
Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied exchanged vows in a Jewish ceremony under a chuppah in front of celebrity guests Diane Sawyer and director husband Mike Nichols, Ivanka Trump, Macaulay Culkin and Rashida Jones.
Having been a strict vegan since 2009, apart from a brief break during her pregnancy with son Aleph, Natalie Portman threw a vegetarian feast before the newlyweds let loose on the dance floor.
The source, who said the DJ played tunes until 2.30am, added: “Natalie looked so happy and was glowing. It was a beautiful day for her and Benjamin to celebrate with those they hold closest.”
Running alongside the Pacific Coast Highway, Big Sur, famous for its links to the Beat poets, is a sparsely populated town where the Santa Lucia Mountains rise from the Pacific Ocean.
Earlier this year a friend told In Touch magazine: “It’s one of Natalie’s favorite places – whenever she needs a break from LA she goes there.
“This wedding is for their closest friends and family. It will be a very relaxed affair. They’re not sending out invites. Natalie may not even buy a new dress.”
Ivanka Trump tweeted pictures of the coastline prior to the ceremony, and one of herself sat at a firepit at the estate, alongside the caption: “Driving to Big Sur with a lunch stop in Carmel. Heaven.”
And after leaving the wedding, she added: “2 weddings on opposite coasts in one weekend! Just landed in NY & am heading straight to ceremony number 2. A lot to celebrate this weekend!”
Natalie Portman, 31, met choreographer Benjamin Millepied, 35, on the set of Black Swan in 2009 and they got engaged in December 2010.
When Natalie Portman won the Best Actress Oscar for Black Swan role, she paid tribute to Benjamin Millepied, calling him her “beautiful love” and thanked him for giving her the “most important role of my life”.
Natalie Portman gave birth to their son Aleph in June 2011 and at this year’s Academy Awards there was speculation they had already tied the knot as they both wore bands on their wedding ring fingers.
Drew Barrymore certainly achieved something “tasteful and timeless” for her wedding day in her stunning Chanel wedding dress as she exchanged vows with new husband Will Kopelman last weekend.
Pregnant bride Drew Barrymore looked gorgeous and glowing in her muslin and organza gown, which featured a skirt embroidered with tulle flowers, feathers and a black belt to accentuate her growing tummy.
In the first official romantic snap for People magazine, art director Will Kopelman is seen tenderly cradling her baby bump as she smiles and near nuzzles into her new husband.
Drew Barrymore’s dress was accessorized with Chanel Fine Jewelry, including a pair of Fils de Camelia 1.42 carat diamond earrings and a 14 carat white and black diamond vintage Eventail cuff.
The bride wore a traditional veil and carried a bouquet of flowers featuring cherry blossoms, pink peonies, pink garden roses and pink spray roses.
The wedding was held at Drew Barrymore’s $5.7 million Mediterranean style mansion in Montecito, California.
“The day was perfect,” she gushed to People magazine.
“Everyone we love and care about was there. It was fun and meaningful as we could ever have hoped.”
In the first official romantic snap for People magazine, art director Will Kopelman is seen tenderly cradling Drew Barrymore’s baby bump as she smiles and near nuzzles into her new husband
Drew Barrymore’s father died several years ago, and she was walked down the aisle by her father-in-law, former Chanel CEO Arie Kopelman.
“[She] looked gorgeous, completely relaxed and beautiful,” a source said of the pregnant bride.
“She was radiant.”
The vows were exchanged under a rose and lace adorned Chuppah in a traditional Jewish ceremony.
Drew Barrymore’s best friend and rumored bridesmaid Cameron Diaz reportedly read the pregnant bride E.E Cummings famous poem, I Carry Your Heart With Me, which she also famously recited in the hit 2005 movie In Her Shoes.
Wedding planner Stephanie Cove said that the romantic day was “special”.
“Everyone was so happy for them,” Stephanie Cove said.
“The way Drew and Will looked at each other was just so special.”
The couple’s reception was said to be very food-orientated, and included gourmet appetizers such as lobster rolls, pork buns, foie gras on pink peppercorn shortbread, and steak tartare with quail egg.
Meanwhile the formal dinner was more family-style, and included fried chicken and steaks, People magazine reports.
After partying the night away, guests were once again treated to more treats from some food trucks, before the couple left the reception to stay the night at nearby ranch.
In a limo on their way to their first night as a married couple, Drew Barrymore, 37, and Will Kopelman looked like they just couldn’t wait to be alone as husband and wife.
The actress, who is heavily pregnant with the couple’s first child, couldn’t wait to share an intimate moment with her new husband as they both tenderly leaned in for a kiss as they were picked up from the ceremony.
As well as Drew Barrymore’s best pal Cameron Diaz attending the wedding, Reese Witherspoon and her husband Jim Toth, Busy Phillips, Jimmy Fallon and his wife Nancy Juvonen were all on hand to join in the celebrations.
And all of them had been present at a rehearsal dinner the day before.
Will Kopelman proposed to Drew Barrymore during a holiday in Sun Valley, Idaho, in January.
The marriage is Drew Barrymore’s third, after she was wed to Welsh bar owner Jeremy Thomas between March and April 1994 and comedian Tom Green, who she married in July 2001, but filed for divorce from before the end of the year.