Saturday, May 4, 2013

Keira Knightley weds James Righton in low-key ceremony in front of 11 guests (MAIL ON LINE)

PUBLISHED: 06:54 EST, 4 May 2013 | UPDATED: 07:40 EST, 4 May 2013

Wearing flowers in her hair and skipping for joy, Keira Knightley got married in a low-key in the south of France on Saturday.

The actress, 28, exchanged vows with James Righton, 29, in a low-key ceremony, with just 11 of her closest friends and family.

Mr and Mrs Righton, as they have now become, tied the knot at the town hall in Mazan, a small town around 12 miles from Marseilles.

Knightley, who is worth £30 million, could have have had her pick of cars to pick her up from the wedding and take her to the reception around three miles away.

But the actress chose a silver Renault Clio, which seemed befitting for her casual country-style wedding.

She looked low-key but elegant in a strapless white dress with a tuille skirt and pale pink pumps.

She wore a cropped Chanel jacket on top and her hair was left loose, with a daisy-chain style garland around her head.

The short ceremony took place just before 12 midday and guests gathered at the doors as the couple skipped out hand in hand.

Miss Knightley clutched a bouquet and allowed Mr Righton to lead her to the car.

The guests were also dressed casually. Mother of the bride, Sharman MacDonald, who is hosting a reception this afternoon, wore a blue and white silk dress while Mr Righton's father, Nicholas, and brother, Bill, dressed down in chinos.

Some of the guests returned to the nearby Chateau de Mazan, where they are staying, to toast the happy couple with champagne.

Others headed straight to Ms Macdonald's £3 million house, about three miles outside of the medieval Provence town.

The eight-bedroom property, which is shielded by conifers, sits among 20 acres of vineyards and olive trees.


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