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Keira Knightley Gets Married

May 5, 2013


Keira Knightley tied the knot yesterday with her musician boyfriend James Righton in a private ceremony in the south of France.

The pair wed before 11 family and friends in an low key ceremony in the quaint town hall of Mazan, a small village near Avignon, where Knightly has a Pounds 1.9 million mansion.

The 28-year-old starlet wore a custom made cropped jacket by Chanel and daisy chain garland on her head with a strapless white dress and tuille skirt.

After the brief midday ceremony, the newlyweds left in a modest silver Renault Clio, as guests applauded, before the reception in the grounds of Knightley's mother's Pounds 3 million estate outside the medieval town, attended by around 50 guests.

Righton, keyboardist with indie band Klaxons, popped the question in May last year and they have recently been living together in a multi-million pound east London house.

Righton's band provided the entertainment at the after party, hosted by Knightley's mother Sharman MacDonald, for which the couple hired caterers to provide the dinner, including 120 bottles of wine from nearby Chateau Muinty.

Guests, including fellow Hollywood actress Sienna Miller, dressed casually for the relaxed wedding but the groom opted for a navy suit and baby blue skinny tie.

The Rightons, as they are now known, won't officially be husband and wife, due to French law, until they sign the register in the UK later this week, when they will host a second wedding party.

Despite going to great lengths to keep the arrangements secret, news of the nuptials leaked on Tuesday with pictures of the massive marquee being erected in the grounds of her eight bedroom farmhouse.

Knightley met her 29-yearold husband through a mutual friend, Alex Chung, nearly two years ago after Knightley split from her boyfriend of five years, James Friend.

In an interview last month, Knightley said: "We're not big wedding types. I don't need to have all that. I'm just trying to enjoy the engagement bit."

Originally published by CHRISTOPHER WOODHOUSE.

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Source: Copyright Belfast Telegraph 2013

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