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Filmmaker Sofia Coppola and her longtime boyfriend, Phoenix frontman Thomas Mars, tied the knot over the weekend at a civil ceremony in Italy. The festivities were held at her family’s villa in the southern city of Bernalda, the hometown of her grandparents, according to People magazine.
In an intimate ceremony, the guests – which included George Lucas and Johnny Depp — enjoyed the stunning building at Palazzo Margherita where director Francis Ford Coppola walked his daughter down the aisle.
Local mayor Leonardo Chiruzzi, who performed the wedding, told reporters that he was pleased about the couple’s choice of venue: “If they wanted to do a Hollywood wedding, they wouldn’t have done it here. [They] chose to do it here because it’s here – it’s here that is beautiful.”
Coppola looked perfect in a gauzy lavender print dress designed exclusively for her by Azzedine Alaïa while her new husband wore a clean-cut navy-colored suit. Online magazine Styleite.com reported that Sofia’s father had chosen a white linen suit and pink shirt for the occasion. Around 80 people attended and were treated to local delicacies accompanied by wine from the family’s farm.
Coppola and Mars had been engaged since May and have two daughters together. The director made her biggest break with Lost in Translation and won an Oscar for the 2003 movie which included a song by Mars’ Grammy Award-winning band. She included the song after hearing Phoenix’ first album United, says People magazine.
Coppola, who’s latest film was Somewhere from 2010, is not currently involved in any new projects according to IMDB. She has been married before in 1999 to director Spike Jonze. They divorced in 2003.