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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Gabby on

Unimpressed. Another lacy unsructured whatever. Very disappointing for a woman with that much money and access to all things Haute Couture.

Denise on

To each their own, she would look beautiful in a potato sack. She looks very happy, best of luck!

Purplepooch on

It’s her mother’s wedding dress. It is often a tradition to do this and the style would fit the time. AND that sourceless quote mentioned elsewhere on the web on the fact that ‘[Natalie] may not even wear a new dess.’

ana on

OMG! The dress was up to the food served: HORRIBLE! Maybe she’s wearing someone’s First Communion dress! No taste at all!
@Freddy: If you can’t speak French why do you do it? You should have said: “Vive la mariée!” if you were just referring to Natalie or “Vive les mariés!” if you were referring to the couple. The same goes to the word fiancée (for a woman) and fiancé (for a man).


Love it! Pretty and elegant! Yet comfortable and easy to have fun in later without tripping over a long train- great for a reception after! Non-traditional is always daring-apparently all the nay-sayers can’t think outside the box. She looks happy and it looks great on her! Anyone who doesn’t like it probably just likes cookie-cutter dresses that all look alike. I think it’s absolutely lovely!

blair on

the dress makes her look like a little kid…….

Lorin on

Natalie would look gorgeous in a paper bag, but, NO, that dress was definately not very flattering on her.

eva on

I love the idea of the dress. The modesty, the midninetees illusion look with the more moden simplcity but it just looks poorly executed. The tea length dress with the floral wreath looks very childish. More flower girl than bride.

Whatupsup on

Oh how cute… she’s the flower girl?

v bennett on

Just proves to show that money does not buy you taste or a decent dress. Where were her friends and family when she picked out this dress? She looks like an 8 year old on her way to her communion. SMH

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