WASHINGTON - Artwork drawn by Angelina Jolie's children was embroidered into her bridal gown and veil, adding a touch of whimsy to her wedding last month to Brad Pitt, celebrity magazines reported on Tuesday.
Two magazines, People and Hello, published photos of the August 23 nuptials in France, with both publications featuring front page pictures of Jolie in the stunning Versace wedding gown.
The Hollywood power couple tied the knot after nine years together, at a secret wedding in the south of France described as a "family affair" with their six children.
Luigi Massi, master tailor at Atelier Versace, sewed dozens of designs from her children's drawings into the veil and the back of the ivory satin dress, which was left unembellished on the front.
"Luigi is like family to me and I couldn't imagine anyone else making this dress," Jolie told People.
"He knows and cares for the children and it was great fun putting it together."
The pair were wed in a small chapel at Chateau Miraval, in the picturesque village of Correns, and told People that their children took the lead in planning the event.
"It was important to us that the day was relaxed and full of laughter," Pitt, 50, and Jolie, 39, told People.
"It was such a special day to share with our children and a very happy time for our family."
Their children are Maddox, 13; Pax, 11; Zahara, 9; Shiloh, 8; and six-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne. Maddox, Pax and Zahara are adopted.
People wrote that Pitt, who wore a suit from his closet, had to borrow a tie from one of his sons because he had forgotten to pack one.
Jolie was walked down the aisle by her elder sons Maddox and Pax. Pax also baked the wedding cake, People reported.
Daughters Zahara and Vivienne threw petals, while the couple's other two children, Shiloh and Knox, were the ring bearers at the ceremony.
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