Brad Pitt Marries Jennifer Aniston

Sunday, July 30th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — After months of rumors, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston were married Saturday at a ceremony on an ocean bluff.

About 200 guests attended the lavish sunset ceremony at an estate owned by television executive Marcy Carsey.

Guests seen going into the Malibu estate included actress Cameron Diaz and Aniston's ``Friends'' co-stars, including Matthew Perry.

Aniston wore a floor-length white satin silk gown designed by Lawrence Steele, according to a press statement. Her ivory-colored, suede high-heel sandals were designed by shoemaker Manolo Blahnik for Steele. The bridesmaids wore pale green silk chiffon slip dresses with pale tafetta mules.

Pitt wore a black tuxedo designed by Hedi Slimane. His attendants wore black tuxedos designed by Prada.

Helicopters buzzed overhead for days before the event as a large white tent mushroomed at the location to ensure privacy. But airspace was restricted over the site during the actual ceremony for Pitt, 36, and Aniston, 31.

The event cost $1 million, according to widespread media reports, including $100,000 for security, $75,000 for flowers and $20,000 for fireworks. A publicist did not immediately confirm those reports.

Entertainment reporters and paparazzi who had been staking out the site for days were kept away by tight security.

Part of Pacific Coast Highway was shut down to accommodate the guests and workers.

It was the first marriage for both Aniston and Pitt, whose movie credits include ``Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles,'' ``Legends of the Fall,'' ''12 Monkeys'' and ``Fight Club.''

Rumors the couple were engaged and planning a wedding have been swirling in Hollywood for months. Though the couple had never confirmed their engagement, their publicist on Thursday confirmed plans for the wedding.