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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Katers on

It looks like Little House on the Prairie and Woodstock mated, and then that child threw up on her.

Julia on

This is not “Ethereal.” This is First Communion.

lee on

It looks realy bad. Blessing them both.

Abbie on

I saw some other photos on another website and I thought she looked beautiful… Honestly I think this dress is so much better then Drew Barrymore’s wedding dress, talk about not fitting right, but I like that more woman are changing it up and not going for dress (aka strapless). Not that I don’t like that look, it is just nice to see some variety.

gdenise on

Where were her family and girlfriends when she picked out this horrible mess. It looks Horrible and she looks like a little girl playing a bad game of dress up.

Lorraine on

I think it’s appropriate considering Her religion requirements and the fact that the retro look is in. It’s a great color for her and fits what’s trending now. For those who don’t know fashion/bridal fashion, do the research on what’s trending. It’s cute!

Lucymay on

Oh, Natalie, that’s just not for you. What were you thinking?

Lucymay on

Purplepooch, did you even bother to read the story that goes with the picture?? If it was her mother’s dress, it would probably look better! It is not her mother’s dress; it’s a dress designed by Rodarte.

Poop on

Looks more like a first communion dress

Hoo on

I wouldn’t call it unadorned as unshaped…and why long sleeves in the middle of summer…anywhere? it looks like a borrowed first communion dress that someone else wore better. She does look very happy though.

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