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A Look Back at Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's Family-Focused Dream Wedding 2 Years Ago

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From the very beginning, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie‘s children were the focal point of their marriage.

The former couple’s divorce comes just a month after they celebrated their second wedding anniversary. At the 2014 ceremony, held in the chapel of Château Miraval – the family’s estate in the French village of Correns – and attended by just 20 guests, Jolie and Pitt made sure to involve their six children in a variety roles.

Eldest sons Maddox, now 15, and Pax, now 12, walked their mom down the aisle; flower girls Zahara, now 11, and Vivienne, now 8, tossed petals gathered from the garden; and Shiloh, now 10, and Knox, now 8, served as ring bearers. The kids also helped write their parents’ vows and Pax even baked the cake.

“It was important to us that the day was relaxed and full of laughter,” Pitt and Jolie told PEOPLE at the time. “It was such a special day to share with our children and a very happy time for our family.”

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Even Jolie’s dress was an expression of her kids’ creativity: Luigi Massi, the master tailor at Atelier Versace, sewed dozens of designs from her children’s drawings into the dress and veil.

“Luigi is like family to me and I couldn’t imagine anyone else making this dress,” said Jolie. “He knows and cares for the children and it was great fun putting it together.”

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She also noted that “Brad didn’t see the dress until the moment of the wedding.”

Pitt, meanwhile, wore a suit from his closet – with a tie borrowed from one of his sons because Pitt forgot to pack his.

The couple’s focus on their children has continued into their breakup. Jolie filed for divorce on Monday, with the actress’s attorney telling PEOPLE, “This decision was made for the health of the family.” Pitt also put family first in his statement, telling PEOPLE, “I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well being of our kids.”