This is what “I do” looks like for the planet’s most-talked-about couple: part royal grandeur (that château!), part perfectly imperfect chaos (never trust elementary schoolers with a wedding ring) and wholly a reflection of the bride and groom’s half dozen young wedding planners: Maddox, Pax, Zahara, 9, Shilo, 8, and 6-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne. From the adorably askew cake – baked and generously frosted by Pax – to Jolie’s gown and veil, designed by Atelier Versace master tailor Luigi Massi and hand-sewn with dozens of the children’s drawings, the entire affair unfolded at the intersection of A-list and Pinterest. “It was important to us that the day was relaxed and full of laughter,” Pitt, 50, and Jolie, 39, tell People. “It was such a special day to share with our children and a very happy time for our family.”
Of course, there was never any doubt that the “simple, personal” festivities would center on the couple’s six-pack of distinctive personalities. “It’s going to be Disney or paintball – one or the other!” Jolie told People in May of her kids’ “verging on hysterical” ideas for the wedding. More than two years in the making – ever since Pitt proposed to Jolie, at their children’s urging, in spring 2012 – the celebration offered each child the opportunity to play his or her unique part. “The children chose their roles and their clothes,” says Jolie.
For Maddox and Pax that meant walking down the aisle with Mom – and lending a tie to Dad, who forgot to pack his own. Flower girls Zahara, in a dress designed by family friend Adama Kebe, and Viv, in a dress from her closet, opted to throw petals gathered from the family’s 1,200-acre estate. As for ring bearers Knox and Shiloh, the day called for whimsical hats of their choosing – and yes, a briefly dropped wedding band, prompting giggles from the guests, a group that included Pitt’s parents, Bill and Jane, his brother and sister Doug and Julie, and Jolie’s brother James Haven, designer Massi and jeweler Robert Procop. –– People Magazine, September 2014