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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Mary on

Wow. Worst dress ever. It makes her look pounds heavier and she needed EITHER a flower headband OR a big puffy veil. What a mess.

Frank N on

Natalie Portman could wear a burlap sack and still look good.

Keera on

It looks like a First Communion dress.

Jan on

It’s frumpy and doesn’t do her justice.
Maybe it looked better in real life.

Ran on

Total disappointment. Dressing for your body type is wedding dress 101…..what in the world happened here? Zero flattering elements, except maybe the color?! I think she is so beautiful….too bad the dress doesn’t accentuate that.

Lia on

@Sarah: I don’t think it says anywhere that it is “ironic” that the same designer did her dress and the Black Swan tutu. The article said the tutu was “iconic”.

Jane on

IMO, it looks like what Kate Middleton (Duchess of Cambridge) wore, except a little shorter and a little later. Same with her, LMAO. Not something I’d wear, I don’t hate it but I wish she’d worn better necklace and shoes. Eh.

Kettir on

Not what I would picture as ethereal. Looks old fashioned to me.

jdub on

Frumpty dumpty! Designers at Rodarte are her friends? With friends like that, who needs enemies? Friends don’t let friends wear something like this…horrid!!!! Hopefully it looked better in person.

Lara on

The sleeves look like they’re too big and the dress looks boxy. I only nice thing about the dress is its modesty.

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