Newlywed Angelina Jolie graces the newest cover of PEOPLE in her stunning wedding gown. In a smaller photo, the Academy Award-winning actress, 39, is joined by her husband Brad Pitt and their six children: Maddox, 13, Pax, 11, Zahara, 9, Shiloh, 8, and 6-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.
In another exclusive cover for Hello!, the actress’ custom designed Luigi Massi gown boasts drawings by the couple’s big brood.
In the intimate ceremony – attended by only 20 friends and family members – the August 23 nuptials were held in the chapel of Château Miraval, the family’s estate in the French village of Correns.
The spectacular wedding day – including exclusive photos of the ceremony, Jolie’s unique dress and the reception – is featured in this week’s issue of PEOPLE, in conjunction with Hello! magazine.
Each Jolie-Pitt child had a key role in the big day: Maddox and Pax walked mom down the aisle; flower girls Zahara and Vivienne tossed petals gathered from the garden; and Shiloh and Knox were the ring bearers. The siblings also helped write their parents’ vows — and Pax baked the cake.
“It was important to us that the day was relaxed and full of laughter,” the newlywed couple tells PEOPLE. “It was such a special day to share with our children and a very happy time for our family.”
Luigi Massi, the master tailor at Atelier Versace, custom made Angie’s dress — ensuring that the childrens’ drawings were included in the dress and veil.
“Luigi is like family to me and I couldn’t imagine anyone else making this dress,” Jolie says. “He knows and cares for the children and it was great fun putting it together.”
Pitt, 50, wore a suit from his closet and borrowed a tie from one of his sons because he forgot to pack his own. Following in dad’s footsteps, Vivienne wore a white dress from her closet.
Meanwhile, Zahara’s dress was designed by family friend Adama Kebe, and Maddox, Pax, Shiloh, and Knox wore black suits (Shiloh’s included shorts and a top hat). Jeweler Robert Procop, who custom made Jolie’s stunning engagement ring, designed the couple’s wedding bands.View Slideshow »»