Autumn is here, and things tend to get a little depressing, don’t they? If you belong to the cheerful-no-matter-what category, consider yourself lucky, but the most of us here find it rather depressing. So let’s consider autumn to be the season for new beginnings, and start our resolution with a wedding. Probably the most famous wedding of the year, Brangelina’s wedding, is all over the Internet nowadays. And ThisBlogRules makes no exception. Here are 15 facts and figures about Brangelina’s wedding.
#1. The wedding of the year took place at their French estate Chateau Miraval in Correns on August 23.
#2. Ange, 39, and 50-year-old Brad exchanged vows at their French home, reportedly in honor of a promise Ange made to her late mother, Marcheline Bertrand.
#3. Brad had a stone in the Chateau Miraval chapel engraved with a tribute to Angelina’s mother who died in 2007.
#4. The couple’s six children, Maddox, 13, Pax, 10, Zahara, 9, Shiloh, 8, and 6-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox wrote their wedding vows! “The children wrote vows and asked us to make promises to each other. It was very sweet what they came up with,” Angelina said.
#5. The 20 guests hummed “Here Comes the Bride” when Angelina Jolie walked down the aisle on Aug. 23. And “at one point in the ceremony, a ring was dropped, prompting giggles from the guests.”
#6. The happy couple sold the rights to the wedding pictures to People and Hello! for $2 million. That’s a far cry from the $14 they received for pictures of their newborn twins.
#6. Attending the wedding was Brad’s parents and siblings and Angelina’s brother, James Haven.
#7. They had 22 guests all in all.
#8. Dad Jon Voight was not invited. “I’m very happy that I can now legitimately call him my son-in-law, this wonderful fellow who I love, and that they’re very happy. The kids must have had a wonderful time at the wedding because they all had their things to do,” Voight said.
#9. Instead of a honeymoon, they’ll be having a “workingmoon,” during which the couple will be filming their upcoming drama By the Sea. “We are working together on a drama about grief and finding a way through a difficult marriage,” Jolie, 39, tells People. “We find it very funny that it’s our honeymoon.”
#10. The happy couple’s children chose the cakes for family and friends to indulge in to celebrate their parents’ big day at their French estate Chateau. “There were three different types of cakes, all picked by the kids – one was a strawberry ice cream one, another was a three-chocolate gateau and a third had fresh cream and raspberries,” a source said.
#11. Apparently, both Brad and Angelina were in tears when they said I do. It sounds as though it was very moving.
#12. Jolie and her brother, James Haven, also wore pieces of jewellery that belonged to Marcheline, who died in 2007 after a long battle with ovarian cancer. “I also wore a little flower ring that was hers, and Jamie wore an angel pin from her jewellery box,” she said. Jolie also accessorised her custom made Versace wedding dress by wearing “a small gold locket with a photo of her mom inside it.”
#13. As if you didn’t know this by now, Jolie’s dress and silk veil featured “embroidered drawings” from her children and was designed by Versace.
#14. Each of the kids had a role in the ceremony, too. Maddox and Pax walked their mom down the aisle, Zahara and Vivienne tossed flower petals, and Shiloh and Knox carried the rings. “It’s a wonderful feeling to be married,” Pitt and Jolie told Hello! Regarding the special day. “The children are so happy.”
#15. Brad’s two best friends, Matt Damon and George Clooney, didn’t attend the nuptials, and while Matt, 43, hasn’t spoken about his good mate’s special day, Clooney was quick to share his delight. “How great is that? I’m really happy for Brad and Angie and their whole family.”
Autumn is here, there’s no doubt about that. So dream on… Dream on…