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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DKK on

That has got to be the ugliest wedding dress I have ever seen. Poor Natalie. Whatever made her choose that one? Well, if she and hubby like it, that’s really what matters, but seriously, the dress is a total disaster.

sabin on

those sleeves make her arms look like an 80’s wrestler ( leg of mutton). you can be modest and have a sleeved wedding dress thats tastefully done and most imp well fitted specially if you can afford couture. that hemline is getting outdated as we speak. what a pity coz she is lovely and dresses well usually. dont let your friends design for you! OY!

Guest on

I think that since it was a traditional ceremony, the dress is appropriate, but it definitely could have been tailored more!! She looks happy, though, which is what matters!!

sue on

WOW ! What a disaster some dress

Ivanna Greencard on

Guess what….i don’t care who made the dress she looks B.A.D. period.

Ugh! on

She looks like she is dressed for a part in Alice In Wonderland. Doesn’t look “adult appropriate”, especially for her wedding. Different strokes for different folks.

James Hoffa on

Webster’s — Ethereal: “marked by unusual delicacy or refinement.” What exactly what Ethereal or even unusual about that dress? Looks pretty boring to me.

James Hoffa on

Oh, and I love the word “white” in the headline. How often is a wedding dress “not white.” Derp.

Rebecca on

Not a comment worthy photo. Was the photographer hiding in the trees? Show us a different view, this one stinks!

joojo gregg on

all covered up and she had a baby out of wedlock . I hate when people act like that. One extreme to the next just act normal.

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