Brangelina’s family-centric nuptials: Cue the rice throwing!

The happy couple: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.
The happy couple: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. Associated Press

This is the day that fans of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have been waiting for. The deed is done.

They went and did it.


Wait? What?

Brad and Angelina weren’t married?

That was my brother-in-law’s response to today’s news flash, a reaction shared by many. And who can blame them?

Brad and Angelina have been a couple for nine years. They have six children and an award-winning brand of wine made on their estate in the south of France, Chateau Miraval.

The kids, no surprise, played a big role in the small, private, under-the-radar wedding on Saturday at the chateau in Correns, France.

Bet we can guess what wine was served at the reception.

A spokesman told the Associated Press that eldest sons Maddox and Pax walked Angelina down the aisle. Zahara and Vivienne threw flower petals and Shiloh and Knox were the ring bearers.

Classy and family-centric. It’s what we expected of these two and are delighted to hear. This was not an icky, pretentious, over-the-top, look-at-us kind of celebrity circus.

See: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.

Yet today, reaction to the Brangelina nuptials are decidedly mixed.

“I just die for this couple.” one woman posted to MTV’s “definitive Brangelina photo timeline.” See it here.

“I'm happy for the #BrangelinaWedding and union. 2 celebrities that are actively involved in global causes and don't need media coverage 4 it,” tweeted Peanut Buttercup (‏@Tani_718).

On the other side of the aisle are folks mocking Brad’s comments from a few years ago that he and Angelina wouldn’t get married until same-sex marriage was legal in the United States.

What happened to that plan?

And Jennifer Aniston fans are grumpy today, too. (Let’s not revisit that ugliness on such a happy day.)

We’re sending congratulations to Springfield, Missouri’s famous son and his family while we wait to see pictures of the dress, the rings, the guest list!

Oh, and one more thing.

Your move, George Clooney.

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