They finally did it: over the weekend, the DILF and MILF of the year, every single year, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, got married in the south of France. And in a surprisingly awesome move, Angelina had her six children decorate the veil she wore on her wedding day.
Together since 2005 and engaged since 2012, the high-profile couple have six children together, ranging in age from six to 13. Shortly after they got engaged, Brad was quoted as saying that they initially decided to get married because of the kids. As he told E! News:
We’re getting a lot of pressure from the kids…We didn’t realize how much it meant to them and then, in getting engaged, how much it also means to us.
So it only makes sense that they would have the kids very involved in their wedding. The kids chose the parts they wanted to play in the wedding: her oldest sons walked her down the aisle, two of the girls were flower girls, and the two other children were ring bearers. Their son Pax even baked the wedding cake.
After divorces, ten years together, and 6 children, this was not a couple who needed to have a large, formal wedding. I think it is fantastic that they kept it so low-key, fun, and focused on their kids. They made their wedding about making their kids feel special because, as two been-there-done-that adults, they didn’t need their wedding to be “their special day.”
The fact that Angelina Jolie got married in a veil covered with pictures of fighter jets, flowers, and what appears to be some sort of ram/human hybrid wearing an earring, has made me a fan. Traditionalists might not like the look, but this is hardly a traditional couple. I love her veil, and hope that this inspires more couples to let go of their visions of a “dream wedding” and let their children be part of a day that is supposed to be about love and family. I say let the kids decorate the site. Have your wedding filled with balloons, pictures of unicorns, and a rousing game of paintball. Make your wedding cake out of candy bars and ice cream. That sounds like the happiest wedding there ever was.
Let’s just hope the 13-year-old boy didn’t sneak a picture of a penis on that veil. Because I would have been seriously tempted if I were him.