FIRST LOOK: Natalie Portman's Ethereal White Wedding Dress

08/06/2012 at 04:30 PM ET

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When Natalie Portman needed a wedding dress appropriate for a traditional Jewish wedding ceremony in California’s chilly Big Sur, the actress called on her friends. Her fashion friends, that is.

A source tells PEOPLE that Portman tied the knot in a dress by Rodarte, the label run by Portman’s longtime pals, sisters Laura and Kate Mulleavy. The frothy white A-line frock, left, was tea length, and featured a sheer overlay that covered the star’s chest and arms. She accessorized the simple gown with nude shoes, a veil and what appeared to be a floral crown.

The actress has been a fan of the young line for several years, wearing Rodarte creations on press tours for The Other Boleyn Girl, Black Swan and for the 2011 Oscars, where she nabbed the best actress statuette.

Portman and dancer Benjamin Millepied wed Saturday night in a moonlit ceremony attended by family (including their 14-month-old son, Aleph) and friends, such as Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner and Macaulay Culkin.

The pair met when Portman was filming Black Swan in the fall of 2009 (coincidentally, Rodarte designed her iconic tutu for that film) and announced their engagement and pregnancy in December 2010. Tell us: What do you think of Portman’s wedding dress? 


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Audrey, CA on


Audrey, CA on

Ethereal???? That’s about as ethereal as a brick wall ! I had a dress like that in Junior High back in the 1040’s. With her money, she could have had a beautiful lace or a pure silk, but that thing???? YUK

Sun on

Beautiful but the wedding dress look like it’s for 8-12 years old little girls.

Shea on

I’m telling you, she looks pregnant. Seems like this dress has become an icon in itself. If the dress was a person it would baby talk and skip through daisy’s in grassy meadows. If I wore her dress my grandmother would commit me! If I got married in this dress my husband would not have sex with me.

Peg Lyons on

Very unattractive, it makes her look heavy and it looks homemade. Goodness, she had her pick and she picked this?

Bacall on

It’s, um, very modest if that was her goal, but not very flattering. I’ve seen far more flattering and modest dresses on other brides, but it’s her wedding, so if she liked it, that’s all that matters. And she’s beautiful enough to elevate the dress, if not completely redeem it.

Sony on

That is the ugliest wedding dress I have ever seen. I like Natalie Portman as an actress, but I sure do hate the wedding dress she selected. It looks like a communion dress, like she is 13-years old. Natalie in that dress screams, “I need a stylist!”

Jen on

Natalie looks so happy! I am thrilled to NOT see a strapless wedding dress on her. And/or form-fitted with a mermaid hem – overdone to death. This dress has a sweet, retro feel to it and reminds me of my Aunt’s precious wedding dress from 1960. Very Audrey Hepburn.

Astacia on

She looks like she is going to her first communion! BLECH! I guess even with all the money in the world you can still look horrible. Poor thing

Shea on

Please stop saying that the dress looks Audrey Hepburn-esc. Audrey had a better sense of style and sophistication and would not wear a child’s dress to her wedding.

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