Natalie Portman and her choreographer boyfriend Benjamin Millepied were married this weekend and now we’re getting a first glimpse of their beautiful wedding and their shocking and strictly vegan reception.
The couple married under a chuppah in the traditional Jewish tradition in near complete darkness, as is the custom.
Apparently their guests weren’t told that they were attending a wedding but ladies were only instructed to wear “flowy dresses.”
The wedding took place on a bluff overlooking the ocean at Big Sur, Calif. and instead of expensive flowers, the wedding was decorated with wildflowers indigenous to the coast.
Natalie wore a white gown designed by Rodarte and Benjamin wore a midnight blue tux.
During the ceremony, the couple wore traditional Jewish prayer shawls called tallits, but it probably helped protect them from the cold as the wedding took place very late at night.
The ceremony ended with Portman smashing a glass and the traditional shouts of “Mazel Tov!”
The reception got off on the right foot with a Klezmer band and a 20-minute hora dance before the happy couple were lifted up into the air by guests.
Because Natalie is a strict vegan, she gave no meat options for guests offering only a full vegan menu. Also, instead of a wedding cake, they feasted on French macaroons in honor of her French fiancé.
Also, not one to judge, but the rich couple gave out wildflower seeds as wedding favors. No cake and wildflowers as wedding favors? Hmmmm, ok.