Yes, there was the ceremony in France, with the dress lovingly adorned in her children's doodles, but then there were the brass tacks of things back in LA. The nuts and bolts. You know, the actual legal signing of papers - everything else is just bells and whistles.
Speaking of the experience via her New York Times interview, the actress/director/activist said:
"The ceremony was in France, but we had to do things legally in California. One day I was in the edit room, and [Brad] was doing something and an assistant said, 'You have to sign some papers.' So we came back and between meetings we were told, 'Here's your license.' Then someone said, 'The judge is outside.' We both said, 'What do you mean, the judge is outside?' Then the judge came in, this lovely guy, and at some point, Brad said, 'Shouldn't we be standing up?' The judge said, 'No.' Then suddenly we realized we were married, in the most unceremonial way possible."
And, as if that weren't unromantic enough, herself and Brad then immediately commenced shooting their film together - By The Sea - "a film about a couple's crumbling marriage set in France in the 1970s."
Speaking of shooting the movie together, Angelina added, "By the time we got to the end of the film, we'd argued, challenged each other, disappointed each other, had good days, bad days, all of it. When you reread the script for your movie - which you've said you didn't initially intend to star in - what was it like to realize that you were going to be the actress put through the emotional wringer? There were lots of scenes I wanted to change or cut. I realized it was going to be me [naked] in that bathtub. But I told myself, put all of that aside. Like, you can't change or cut this scene because you've had a mastectomy, or because we're married and people are going to analyze this or that. That would be cheating."
Have you ever been to a particularly rudimentary wedding?