Natalie Portman couldn’t stop smiling as she was pictured dancing with her new husband Benjamin Millepied and walking around the grounds of the private residence in the Californian coastal town of Big Sur.
Natalie Portman’s elegant Rodarte gown was a stunning yet simple choice, modest with a high neckline, together with a tea-length cocktail hemline and sheer, full-length sleeves.
An insider told In Touch Weekly: “Her dress was stunning, not overly showy or revealing. Very much her own subtle and pretty personal style – she always has a hippie theme, whatever she does.”
The traditional Jewish ceremony, which took place after sundown on Saturday, was an intimate affair with just 60 of the couple’s family and closest friends in attendance.
Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied exchanged vows in a Jewish ceremony under a chuppah in front of celebrity guests Diane Sawyer and director husband Mike Nichols, Ivanka Trump, Macaulay Culkin and Rashida Jones.
Having been a strict vegan since 2009, apart from a brief break during her pregnancy with son Aleph, Natalie Portman threw a vegetarian feast before the newlyweds let loose on the dance floor.
The source, who said the DJ played tunes until 2.30am, added: “Natalie looked so happy and was glowing. It was a beautiful day for her and Benjamin to celebrate with those they hold closest.”
Running alongside the Pacific Coast Highway, Big Sur, famous for its links to the Beat poets, is a sparsely populated town where the Santa Lucia Mountains rise from the Pacific Ocean.
Earlier this year a friend told In Touch magazine: “It’s one of Natalie’s favorite places – whenever she needs a break from LA she goes there.
“This wedding is for their closest friends and family. It will be a very relaxed affair. They’re not sending out invites. Natalie may not even buy a new dress.”
Ivanka Trump tweeted pictures of the coastline prior to the ceremony, and one of herself sat at a firepit at the estate, alongside the caption: “Driving to Big Sur with a lunch stop in Carmel. Heaven.”
And after leaving the wedding, she added: “2 weddings on opposite coasts in one weekend! Just landed in NY & am heading straight to ceremony number 2. A lot to celebrate this weekend!”
Natalie Portman, 31, met choreographer Benjamin Millepied, 35, on the set of Black Swan in 2009 and they got engaged in December 2010.
When Natalie Portman won the Best Actress Oscar for Black Swan role, she paid tribute to Benjamin Millepied, calling him her “beautiful love” and thanked him for giving her the “most important role of my life”.
Natalie Portman gave birth to their son Aleph in June 2011 and at this year’s Academy Awards there was speculation they had already tied the knot as they both wore bands on their wedding ring fingers.