Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt always said that they would get married when their children asked them to.
So it comes as no surprise that their six-strong brood played an integral part of their wedding day on August 23 at their French estate Chateau Miraval.
Indeed, the blushing bride took the unusual measure of letting her kids decorate her wedding dress, walking down the aisle in a gorgeous yet simple white satin gown and long veil that featured colourful drawings all over, as seen on the cover of this week's People magazine.
Created by Atelier Versace master tailor Luigi Massi, the gown featured a fitted bodice with simple thin straps, the bust complete with ruching, with a plain waist, kicking out into a flowy full skirt.
Luigi then hand-sewed a number of the children's designs onto both the back of the dress and the full-length veil.
'Luigi is like family to me and I couldn't imagine anyone else making this dress,' the 39-year-old bride told the publication. 'He knows and cares for the children and it was great fun putting it together.'
Angelina kept her hair and make-up simple and elegant for her big day, her long dark brunette locks worn up in a chic bun into which the veil was secured.
Her face was flawless and dewy, with brown shadow on her eyes, lashings of black mascara and a soft rose hue on her famously plump pout.
Her 50-year-old groom also kept it simple, pulling a black suit from his already bulging designer wardrobe, though he had to borrow a tie from one of their sons after forgetting to pack one.
The intimate, one-of-a-kind nuptials, which feature in this week's People magazine, in conjunction with the UK's Hello!, give an unprecedented glimpse into the private Jolie-Pitt world.
The doting parents set out to ensure the day was as special and perfect for their children as it was for them, with each child playing an important role in the wedding they enthusiastically helped plan.
Sons Maddox, 13, and Pax, 10, proudly walked their mother down the aisle, looking oh-so-dapper in their smart black suits.
Nine-year-old Zahara, in a dress designed by family friend Adama Kebe, and Vivienne, six, who wore a white dress from her closet, made for precious flower girls, tossing petals as they lined the path for the bride.