Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied finally exchanged vows in California this weekend, but the most important question on our minds was: who designed the dress? There was speculation that the 31-year-old actress would don a Christian Dior creation, but we scoffed at such a thought considering she hasn’t worn the brand since she slammed John Galliano for his anti-Semitic remarks last year. We figured Portman would wear one of her favorite brands Rodarte, and as it turns out, we were right.
Designers Laura and Kate Mulleavy created a white a-line frock that ended mid-calf, and had long sleeves, per Jewish wedding tradition. She finished her look with a veil, floral crown, and off-white shoes. Around 100 guests, including Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, and Macaulay Culkin attended the ceremony.
Portman is Jewish and Millepied is French, so the ceremony was a mash-up of both cultures.The two exchanged vows under a canopied chuppah, and wrapped in Jewish prayer shawls. Macarons took the place of a traditional wedding cake, and everything was vegan per Portman’s strict diet. The ceremony ended around 2 a.m, and guests left with packets of wildflower seeds inscribed with the word “Merci”.
Most ladies wouldn’t be able to pull off a tea length dress without looking a little frumpy, but we think Portman nailed the look. Head on over to People for your first look at Portman’s Rodarte wedding dress.