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FIRST LOOK: Natalie Portman's Ethereal White Wedding Dress

08/06/2012 at 04:30 PM ET

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When Natalie Portman needed a wedding dress appropriate for a traditional Jewish wedding ceremony in California’s chilly Big Sur, the actress called on her friends. Her fashion friends, that is.

A source tells PEOPLE that Portman tied the knot in a dress by Rodarte, the label run by Portman’s longtime pals, sisters Laura and Kate Mulleavy. The frothy white A-line frock, left, was tea length, and featured a sheer overlay that covered the star’s chest and arms. She accessorized the simple gown with nude shoes, a veil and what appeared to be a floral crown.

The actress has been a fan of the young line for several years, wearing Rodarte creations on press tours for The Other Boleyn Girl, Black Swan and for the 2011 Oscars, where she nabbed the best actress statuette.

Portman and dancer Benjamin Millepied wed Saturday night in a moonlit ceremony attended by family (including their 14-month-old son, Aleph) and friends, such as Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner and Macaulay Culkin.

The pair met when Portman was filming Black Swan in the fall of 2009 (coincidentally, Rodarte designed her iconic tutu for that film) and announced their engagement and pregnancy in December 2010. Tell us: What do you think of Portman’s wedding dress? 


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fanofboardwalkempire on

Natalie is so beautiful and I am sorry to say that I don’t find this dress very pretty or appealing on her at all. It is simple and sweet but not that great dress I thought I would see!

Amazed on

It doesn’t matter what we think. What matters is that Natalie chose it because she liked it and it was appropriate for the occasion. So that being said I wish them many blessings on their future together.

Pam on

Every bride is beautiful and Natalie is no exception. But she could have done a bit better on the dress.

Sharon on

She looks so happy and that is all that counts, but I would have to agree with other post on here that the dress does not look right on her.

Daria on

I’m thrilled she looks so happy and is married to someone who so obviously adores her. The dress, however, does her no favours. Mazel tov to the newlyweds.

Ginny on

What is this? My Big Fat Greek Wedding?

Kali on

I appreciate wanting to cover up – chilly or otherwise – too many wedding dresses these days show way too much skin on the top. But as wedding dresses go … um … no. Looks like the organza dresses young girls used to wear to church. Longer skirt, better hemline, a bit more lace here and there .. needs help.

DK on

She is so beautiful but that dress is horrendous… and white? come on…

ImALadyToo on

I think that she must have worn this for religious reasons, because it is really, really modest. It doens’t do anything for her, because she is really beautiful, so think how bad it would look on the average woman.

Jasmine on

When bad wedding gowns happen to good people. However, it doesn’t matter how any of us feel because it wasn’t “Our” wedding.

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