From the PEOPLE Archive: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Are Married!

Jolie and Pitt had famously delayed their union in protest of the U.S.'s stance on same-sex marriage

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Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt after two years of marriage on Monday. The following is PEOPLE’s original cover story on their wedding, published August 28, 2014.

Just call them Mr. and Mrs. Pitt!

After nine years and six children together, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have married in France, PEOPLE has confirmed with multiple sources. The news was first reported by the Associated Press.

The wedding was held Saturday at Château Miraval in the village of Correns, where the couple first settled in 2008 and have since performed extensive renovations. The wine-growing estate has a 35-room main house, an ancient chapel and a working vineyard spread over 1,100 acres.

The ceremony came two years after the couple’s 2012 engagement, when Jolie, 39, first showed off the custom sparkler that Pitt, 50, designed for her.

Naturally, the pair’s children were on hand to celebrate: Maddox, 13, Pax, 11, Zahara, 9, Shiloh, 8, and 6-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.

In May, Jolie spoke to PEOPLE about the couple’s low-key, kid-centric marriage plans.

“We’re just waiting for it to be the right time with the kids, with work, when it feels right,” she said. “We talk about it occasionally, and the kids talk about it with us.

“Which is verging on hysterical, how kids envision a wedding. They will in a way be the wedding planners. It’s going to be Disney or paintball – one or the other! We’ve got a lot of different personalities in the house. They’ve got some strong opinions. It will be fun. That’s the important thing. When we do it, it will feel like a great day for our family.”

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Jolie also spoke about how supportive Pitt had been through her 2013 double mastectomy and ensuing recovery.

“We’ve been through so much,” she said. “We’ve gotten a lot closer, which I think naturally happens with raising a family together.”

It has turned out to be an exceptionally big year for the couple, with Pitt filming his upcoming WWII drama Fury and Jolie directing her upcoming WWII drama Unbroken.

Although their diverging schedules often kept them on opposite sides of the world while shooting, Jolie recently revealed that the pair wrote each other love letters to stay connected.

“We decided to be of that time, when we could imagine he was in the European theater and I was in the Pacific theater,” she said, “and we wrote handwritten letters to each other that were very connecting for us, thinking of the people that were separated for months, if not years, at a time back then.”

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And a little thing like a wedding isn’t slowing down the perennially globe-trotting family: They’re set to begin shooting an intimate, character-driven drama, By the Sea, in Malta – their first on-screen reunion since 2005’s scorching Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

“I wrote something a few years ago for Brad and me,” Jolie told PEOPLE of her script for By the Sea. “Just for fun. Just an independent little art piece. Because we don’t get to do those as much as we’d like. But it’s something really small and experimental.”

So maybe it will be a working honeymoon in Malta?

Congratulations to the newlyweds!

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