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Keira Knightley marries James Righton in low-key ceremony in south of France

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Keira Knightley exchanged vows with James Righton in a low-key ceremony in the south of France on Saturday with just 11 of her closest friends and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Righton, as they have now become, tied the knot at the town hall in Mazan, a small town around 12 miles from Marseilles.

Keira Knightley, 28, who is worth £30 million ($45 million), chose a silver Renault Clio to pick her up from the wedding and take her to the reception around three miles away, which seemed befitting for her casual country-style wedding.

The actress looked low-key but elegant in a strapless white dress with a tuille skirt and pale pink pumps.

Keira Knightley wore a cropped Chanel jacket on top and her hair was left loose, with a daisy-chain style garland around her head.

The short ceremony took place just before 12 midday and guests gathered at the doors as the couple skipped out hand in hand.

Keira Knightley clutched a bouquet and allowed James Righton, 29, to lead her to the car.

Keira Knightley exchanged vows with James Righton in a low-key ceremony in the south of France on Saturday with just 11 of her closest friends and family

Keira Knightley exchanged vows with James Righton in a low-key ceremony in the south of France on Saturday with just 11 of her closest friends and family

The guests were also dressed casually. Mother of the bride, Sharman MacDonald, who is hosting a reception this afternoon, wore a blue and white silk dress while James Righton’s father, Nicholas, and brother, Bill, dressed down in chinos.

“It was a very moving ceremony,” said an onlooker.

“Keira looked extremely moved by the whole thing – there were certainly tears of happiness.

“It was sunny day without a cloud in the sky. There were cheers of <<Well done, Keira>> when she came out, but there were so few people present so they didn’t make much noise.

“It was amusing to see them being driven away in a battered old Renault Clio – it certainly looked as though it had seen better days.”

Some of the guests returned to the nearby Chateau de Mazan, where they are staying, to toast the happy couple with champagne.

Others headed straight to Sharman Macdonald’s $5 million house, about three miles outside of the medieval Provence town.

The eight-bedroom property, which is shielded by conifers, sits among 20 acres of vineyards and olive trees.


Neighbors include Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who own a 17th century manor house nearby.

Later tonight James Righton’s band, the Klaxons, will entertain guests at an after-party in a marquee in the garden.

It is thought that around 50 will attend, including Keira Knightley’s former co-star, Hollywood actress Sienna Miller.

Keira Knightley and James Righton have employed a catering team to serve the wedding dinner and 120 bottles of wine have been bought from local vineyard Chateau Minuty.

It is understood that they will throw a second party to celebrate their wedding when they return to Britain.

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