Even the best weddings can be minimalist — and nothing drives home that point more than the celebrity wedding everyone can’t stop talking about. Brad Pitt, 50, and Angelina Jolie, 39, finally exchanged vows at a small, private ceremony at Château Miraval in France, according to a September 2 ABC News report. Although the exotic location may suggest extravagance or excess, the ceremony and the celebration that followed were charming in their simplicity.
What We Know About Brad And Angelina’s Wedding
Our first peek at the wedding shows Jolie wearing a modest and beautiful Versace gown. The dress was sleek, with smooth materials, straight lines, and a notable absence of over-the-top frills. Both the dress and the veil did feature, however, pictures of her children’s drawings sewn into the material by Tailor Luigi Massi.
Pitt, on the other hand, wore a suit right out of his closet. According to one source, Pitt forgot to pack a tie and wore one of their son’s for the ceremony. The children wore matching suits or simple black dresses. US Weekly describes the wedding as low-key and “a day relaxed and full of laughter.”
How You, Too, Can Keep Things Simple And Pleasant
Whether you want to keep things between the family or invite some friends along, one thing is certain: you don’t have to spend a fortune or spend months and months stressing out about your wedding day. What are some tips to keep stress levels low, without sacrificing the quality of your wedding?
Know What Matters.
If you and your intended are the laid-back type, you can easily have a beautiful outdoor wedding right in your backyard. If a particular venue isn’t high on your list of priorities, outdoor weddings are highly customizable. Add sophistication with affordable wedding flowers. Skip extra services like florist delivery and keep wedding table flowers basic, but pretty and pleasing to eye. The 36,613 wedding florists in the U.S. already bring in an estimated $7 billion — meaning that shopping for your wedding flowers on a budget isn’t going to kill them. In fact, most will be more than happy to help you keep costs low.
Keep It Personal.
Finally, it’s not necessarily about the venue or affordable wedding flowers. First and foremost, celebrating your special day is about making it personal. Like Jolie’s veil, try to incorporate small touches that are uniquely you. These don’t have to be over-the-top or expensive, and they are certain to add a lot of magic to your big day.
Simple weddings are in, thanks to celebrity couples like Pitt and Jolie. Keep your wedding inexpensive and lovely by customizing an outdoor venue and adding personal touches here and there.
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