Inside Natalie's Eclectic Wedding

Portman marries Benjamin Millepied in Jewish, vegan ceremony

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 7, 2012 9:47 AM CDT | Updated Aug 7, 2012 10:48 AM CDT

(Newser) – Natalie Portman managed to get married very, very quietly Saturday—but details are now trickling out about the Big Sur ceremony, which celebrated the backgrounds of both Portman (Jewish) and new hubby Benjamin Millepied (French). The couple married under a Jewish chuppah overlooking the ocean, wore a Jewish prayer shawl during the ceremony, and ended by smashing the traditional glass as guests cheered, "Mazel Tov!" They also danced the hora as a Klezmer band played, People notes (later, in keeping with Natalie's tastes, the DJ busted into some hip-hop until 2:30am). Guests ate French macarons instead of cake, and left with wildflower seed packets inscribed with "Merci."

Those macarons must have been made without eggs, because the entire menu was vegan, in keeping with Portman's diet. The couple also used indigenous wildflowers rather than flying any flowers in for the ceremony, and even Natalie's Rodarte gown had a "hippie" feel, a source tells In Touch. It was tea-length with full sleeves and "not overly showy or revealing," the insider says. Portman wore wildflowers in her hair and Millepied donned a blue tux. The 60 to 100 guests included Ivanka Trump, Macaulay Culkin, Diane Sawyer, and Rashida Jones (but not, notably, Mila Kunis). Click to see pictures of an absolutely beaming Portman on her big day.

Benjamin Millepied, left, and Natalie Portman arrive before the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles.
Benjamin Millepied, left, and Natalie Portman arrive before the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
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