The Million Dollar Baby star Hilary Swank married Philip Schneider in the most romantic wedding set up last week.
The couple exchanged their vows in front of their friends and family at the redwood forest, Saint Lucia Preserve, in California on August 18.
The actress looked breathtaking in her lace wedding gown that was designed by Elie Saab Haute Couture Atelier. "True to the heritage of the house, the gown is meticulously crafted from chantilly lace, silk chiffon and organza silk. The veil is created from six meters of tulle. It took approximately 150 hours of work to create the gown, 70 of those hours solely focused on the embroidery," said the brand on August 21.
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Swank told Vogue that she always admired the work of Elie Saab, and so it wasn't a difficult decision to make when it came to deciding who would design the wedding dress.
"I've loved Elie Saab for years and was thrilled to have him design my dress," Hilary said to Vogue. "I wanted something romantic that felt as timeless as the redwood grove where we were to be married, and he delivered — designing something that far surpassed my greatest expectations. It was everything I imagined and more," Swank told E!News
"I wanted something romantic that felt as timeless as the redwood grove where we were to be married, and he delivered—designing something that far surpassed my greatest expectations. It was everything I imagined and more," she added.
And her shoes, had to go along with her dress, so that was exclusively designed by Christian Louboutin.
The redwood forest was chosen by the bride and groom for their love for nature and plus the bride wanted a place closer to home so that her father Stephen, who recently had a lung transplant, could walk her down the aisle.
The two-time Oscar-winning actress and her husband danced as a married couple for the first time to 'In My Heart' which was like a 'dream come true' for her.
The maid of honour was Law and Order star Mariska Hargitay and the best man was Schneider's father.
The wedding food was exquisite. The guests dined on spinach and kale salads, local Monterey Bay salmon, grilled cauliflower, and the dessert included a gluten-free and vegan chocolate cake, Vogue reported.