Angelina Jolie honoured her late mother during her wedding
Published 03/09/2014 | 11:37
The A list actress paid respects to her beloved mother at her wedding to Brad Pitt.
Angelina’s mother Marcheline Bertrand lost her battle to ovarian cancer in 2007, aged 56.
However Marcheline, also an actress, was present in spirit at the Jolie-Pitt wedding which took place on August 23rd at their French estate.
In her first interview post-nuptials, Angelina told People magazine,
"Brad had a dedication to Marcheline engraved inside the chapel where we stood."
The brunette beauty also wore pieces of her mother’s jewellery, as did her brother James Haven.
“I wore a little flower ring that was hers, and Jamie wore an angel pin from her jewellery box," she revealed.
Angelina’s estranged father Jon Voight was not believed to be in attendance.
An ardent humanitarian worker, Angelina has cited her mother as her main inspiration:
While accepting the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award before last November’s Governer’s Awards, 39-year-old Angelina said of her mother:
"She believed nothing would mean anything if you didn't lead a life that was of use to others."
Marcheline was committed to helping female Afghan refugees and also launched the Give Love Give Life organsation in an effort to help fight gynecological cancers.