The star-powered couple tied the knot in a small, private ceremony at the town hall in Mazan, France, near Marseilles, on Saturday.
Clad in a cocktail-length, ballerina-esque corseted top with a tuille skirt, a cropped Chanel jacket, ballet flats, and small flowers in her flowing hair, the actress, 28, exchanged vows with the Klaxons keyboardist in front of an intimate audience of only 11 family members and friends, according to the Daily Mail.
The groom, 29, wore a navy blue suit with a light blue tie and pocket square. The newlyweds climbed into a silver Renault Clio following the ceremony.
The couple will reportedly celebrate with a slightly larger clan of about 50 in the evening at Knightley’s mother’s home just outside of town. Righton’s band is expected to perform.
It should come as no surprise that the event was an intimate and unfussy affair. Last November, the brunette beauty (who appears in Coco Chanel ads) told Ellen DeGeneres that she never was one of those girls who dreams of a “fantasy wedding,” adding, “I don’t get what the big deal is. You say, ‘I do,’ ‘I do.’ You drink a bit.” But that didn’t mean she wasn’t feeling some nerves.
In fact, she seemed a bit overwhelmed by the process in general. “It’s all quite terrifying, and I sort of looked up on the Internet, if you’re getting married, what should you do? I really don’t have a clue,” she admitted.
One way or another, however, the “Anna Karenina” star obviously figured it out. Earlier this week, Knightley arrived in France with her mother and then was spotted greeting James at the airport. In other words, this bride-to-be was out and about on the days leading up to her ceremony, not holed up in some spa or tucked away in hiding.
Knightley and Righton were introduced in 2011 by their mutual friend, fashion personality Alexa Chung, and have been dating ever since. They got engaged just under one year ago and currently live together in their East London flat.
Our sincere congratulations to the happy couple!