The pair had been keen to keep details of the wedding secret and to keep things very low-key they only had 11 guests at the ceremony which was held in the town hall of Mazan, a small commune in the Provence region of France.
The area that they picked is no great surprise however as Knightley owns a beautiful £3m property just 3 miles from the centre of Mazan. She is in good company as Angeline Jolie and Brad Pitt’s property is also in this area of France although the 2 hr drive probably means that she will not be borrowing sugar from them if she runs out.
For the wedding ceremony Knightley wore a floaty strapless white Chanel dress which she latched with a little Chanel jacket and a pair of nude flats. Righton wore a dark blue 2-piece suit with a light blue tie although his father and brother went for a more casual look with both opting to wear chinos.
Knightley had been on record as saying that she wanted a quiet wedding and even the reception is set to be very unshowbizzy although her actress friend Sienna Miller is expected to attend.
For a big movie star Knightley seemed very keen to keep things as simple as possible and even their wedding car was a world away from the normal bridal choice of a Rolls Royce or Bentley as she left the ceremony in a little silver Renault Clio.
The couple have been engaged since May last year and were originally introduced by a mutual friend, model and presenter Alexa Chung who also works for British Vogue.
Despite the quiet celebrations this weekend in France, Knightley and Righton are expected to have a much bigger party in the UK when they return. After all she is a movie star and he is a rock star!