Angelina Jolie Walked Down the Aisle to Brad Pitt Humming "Here Comes the Bride," Kids Picked Their Duties, Plus More Wedding Details
More from Mr. and Mrs. Jolie-Pitt! Angelina Jolie walked down the aisle on Saturday, Aug. 23, to the tune of her husband Brad Pitt humming the "Wedding March." The couple shared the details behind their super-secret wedding in the latest issue of the UK's Hello! magazine, including any potential honeymoon plans and how their six kids were actively involved in planning the ceremony.
"We wanted it to be intimate and it was," the newlyweds told the mag of their ceremony, which was held in a chapel on their Southern French estate, Chateau Miraval. "It was important to us that the day was relaxed and full of laughter. It was such a special day to share with our children and a very happy time for our family."
Indeed, the Jolie-Pitt kids — Maddox, 13, Pax, 10, Zahara, 9, Shiloh, 8, and 6-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox — each had a say on his/her involvement in the nondenominational ceremony. "They picked their clothes and their duties," Brangelina told Hello! "They all took it very seriously. Knox practiced carrying coins and acorns on his little pillow before he got the ring." (Later, Hello! learned that one of the kids dropped a ring.)
As Us Weekly confirmed last Thursday, Aug. 28, Jolie, 39, walked down the aisle with her eldest sons Maddox and Pax. Daughters Zahara and Vivienne "threw petals gathered from the garden," their spokesperson told Us, while second oldest daughter Shiloh and youngest son Knox were ring bearers.
According to the mag, when the A-listers kissed at the altar, Shiloh had to stifle herself with the ring cushion to stop laughing out loud.
"They are our best friends and the people closest to us in our lives," the couple told Hello! of their children.
The bride even wanted her kids to make a mark on her custom-designed gown by Atelier Versace — literally. "I wanted the kids to be a part of everything including the dress, because that's our family," Jolie told Hello! of her white silk-satin gown, with a veil embroidered with drawings from her six kids. "That represents the way we live our life together." Hilariously, one illustration on Jolie's veil read "Buttock Fatock."
Even after the ceremony, the newlyweds enjoyed a cake baked by Pax. To celebrate the joyous occasion, the family ate a home-cooked provincial-style meal on the grounds of their estate. Pitt's parents, William and Jane, as well as his brother Doug and sister Julie, were all present to toast the couple.
As for any potential honeymoon plans? "We are making a film [By the Sea] about an unhappily married couple. It's not lost on us what a strange honeymoon it is!" Brangelina joked of their film, currently being shot in Malta. As exclusively reported by Us, the two share some "crazy sex scenes" in the movie.
"It's a wonderful feeling to be married," the couple concluded. "The children are so happy."