The first pictures from the intimate and closely-guarded wedding between Hollywood legends Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have been released.

The actress made her vows wearing a stunning Atelier Versace gown.  The crowning glory was a beautiful floor-length veil decorated with drawings by the couple’s children: Maddox, thirteen, Pax, ten, Zahara, nine, Shiloh, eight, and six-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox.

Angelina in her stunning

Angelina in her stunning Atelier Versace wedding dress

The couple tied the knot in their French home Château Miraval on 23rd August 23.  The pictures were released to Hello! magazine in the UK and best-selling  US magazine People.

The couple’s children all had roles to play in the ceremony; both Maddox and Pax walked Angelina down the aisle and Zahara and Vivienne served as flower girls.  The role of ring bearers was fulfilled by Shiloh and Knox.  Pax had helped make the wedding cake and all the children had a say in their parents’ wedding vows.

The veil was decorated by the couple's children

The veil was decorated by the couple’s children

Angelina said: “They picked their clothes and their duties. They all took it very seriously. Knox practised carrying coins and acorns on his little pillow before he got the ring.  I wanted the kids to be a part of everything including the dress because that’s our family. That represents the way we live our life together.  They are our best friends and the people closest to us in our lives.”