Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, who wed onscreen in the action film Mr. and Mrs. Smith, tied the knot
for real on August 23rd in France. Last week, rumors circulated online as fashion editors speculated what her wedding dress might have looked like. Official photos of the bride have since been released to the press (exclusively to People Magazine and Hello!), revealing her custom-made Atelier Versace gown, which was designed by Donatella Versace. As People reported, Luigi Massi, the couture house’s master tailor, handcrafted the bespoke silk dress for the occasion. Elegant, but quite simple in shape, it featured a form-fitting, gathered bust and a long, voluminous train. The highlight of the gown, of course, was the artwork by the couple’s six children, which decorated Angelina’s train and veil. Their playful, colorful drawings were hand-stitched onto the dress for a personalized and very charming effect. If the atypical embellishments on her otherwise-traditional dress suggest anything, it’s that the private ceremony at Chateau Mirval honored the longtime couple’s love as well as the official union of their intimate family. We can only hope this sparks a trend for confident brides to get experimental, modifying their gowns with unique design touches that are original, nostalgic, and full of meaning.