Weddings

Natalie Portman's short and sweet wedding dress

Aug. 7, 2012 at 12:12 PM ET

Natalie Portman married her longtime partner, choreographer Benjamin Millepied, on Aug. 4 near Big Sur, Calif. The Oscar winner wore a short, ladylike...
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Natalie Portman married her longtime partner, choreographer Benjamin Millepied, on Aug. 4 near Big Sur, Calif. The Oscar winner wore a short, ladylike dress.

When Natalie Portman and her longtime partner, Benjamin Millepied, exchanged wedding vows near Big Sur, Calif., on Aug. 4, the most important question on our minds was: Who designed the dress? There was speculation that the Oscar winner would don a Christian Dior creation, but we scoffed at such a thought considering that Portman hasn’t worn the brand since she criticized the label's designer, John Galliano, for his anti-Semitic remarks last year. Instead, we figured Portman would wear one of her favorite brands, Rodarte, and as it turns out, we were right.

According to PEOPLE magazine, designers Laura and Kate Mulleavy created a white A-line frock that ended mid-calf and featured long, see-through sleeves. The bride finished the wedding day look with a veil, floral crown, and nude shoes. Around 100 guests, including Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, and Macaulay Culkin, reportedly attended the ceremony.

The Israeli-born actress, 31, and dancer-choreographer Millepied, 35, are parents to a 13-month-old son, Aleph. The two met on the set of "Black Swan" (of which Millepied was a choreographer and for which Portman won the Best Actress Oscar), and they announced their engagement and pregnancy in December 2010.

As Portman is Jewish and Millepied is French, the ceremony included elements of both cultures. The two exchanged vows under a canopied chuppah, wrapped in Jewish prayer shawls. As for the reception? Macaroons took the place of a traditional wedding cake, a klezmer band played, the couple danced the hora, and everything was vegan per Portman's 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. What do you think? Let us know!

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