The 29-year old actress and 31-year old actor had around 100 guests at the wedding and things kicked off on Friday with a rehearsal at the exclusive Ventana Inn and Spa. The Ventana was named as one of the top US Hideaways in luxury travel mag Harpers’ Hideaway Report. It has been open for almost 50 years and during that time has seen a host of celebrities seek refuge there including Steve McQueen, Oprah Winfrey and Sir Anthony Hopkins.
Hathaway and Shulman, who have been an item since November 2008, got engaged in November last year and Hathaway had said that a wedding this year was out of the question due to her big movie commitments which include her role as Fantine in the film version of stage classic Les Miserables.
Hathaway was had to lose a lot of weight for the role of the waif-like Fantine and also had to have a very close-cropped haircut. It is not the first role in her career that has needed a lot of dieting from the already slim Hathaway as she had to lose a lot of weight to play the part of Meryl Streep’s assistant in the 2006 fashion movie The Devil Wears Prada. Hathaway said at the time that she lived on fish, fruit and vegetables for ages to get ready for the role and that she and co-star Emily Blunt would clutch each other and cry because they were so hungry.
The couple’s weekend nuptials were said to be inspired by nature which is no surprise seeing the fantastic natural backdrop that Big Sur provides. The stunning scenery has attracted many artists, writers, musicians and actors over the years including Jack Kerouac,Hunter S Thompson, Orson Welles, Rita Hayworth, Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, The Beach Boys and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
The most famous of the visitors to Big Sur are Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth who made a trip down scenic Highway One to their home in LA after a visit to San Francisco. They came across Big Sur and fell in love with its rugged beauty. On impulse they purchased a small cabin after putting down a deposit of just $167. Sadly they never came back again together as their marriage failed with Hayworth saying that she could not “take his genius anymore.” The cabin has fared much better than the Welles/Hayworth marriage and is now a popular restaurant Nepenthe.
Hathaway is said to have hired the same wedding planner that Natalie Portman used to help make her wedding such a success. Like Portman’s wedding ceremony the Hathaway/Shulman ceremony was a traditional Jewish affair. As recently conformed by the designer himself her wedding dress was designed by Valentino Garavani and was a big white traditional gown.
There is no news yet on where the couple is to go on honeymoon.
Hathaway’s latest release is the box-office busting The Dark Knight Rises, in which she plays the part of Selina Kyle. Despite only being released in July this year The Dark Knight Rises is already the 7th highest grossing movie of all-time. Les Miserables is due to be released on 11 January 2013 in the UK and is scheduled for a Christmas Day release in the US.