Film director Sofia Coppola has been back to her roots for her wedding, marrying rocker Thomas Mars in the remote, southern Italian town where her great-grandfather was born.
Sofia's famous director father, Francis Ford Coppola, escorted his 40-year-old daughter down the aisle to a waiting Thomas, lead singer of the French band Phoenix and the father of their two young daughters.
The early evening ceremony took place in the garden of the palazzo that Francis renovated in the historic centre of Bernalda, a city near the Gulf of Taranto in Italy's Basilicata region, Mayor Leonardo Chiruzzi - who performed the ceremony - said.
The newlyweds and the father of the bride, wearing a white linen suit and pink shirt, then popped out of the palazzo briefly to greet onlookers. Guests reportedly included Johnny Depp and Talia Shire, the bride's aunt, who is best known for her roles in her brother's Godfather films and as Sylvester Stallone's girlfriend Adrian in Rocky.
Coppola's famous filmmaker father, Francis Ford Coppola, escorted the 40-year-old Sofia down the aisle to a waiting Mars, lead singer of the French band Phoenix and the father of their two young daughters.
The bride wore a sheer, lavender tulle dress and Mars a gray suit with a flower in the lapel. Bernalda, near the UNESCO-recognized troglodyte settlement of Matera to the north, was home to Francis Ford Coppola's grandfather, Agostino, before he emigrated to the United States at the turn of the last century.
Sofia Coppola's 2003 film "Lost in Translation" won the filmmaker an Academy Award for original screenplay and made her the third woman ever nominated for a directing Oscar. Her 2010 film "Somewhere," about an actor who sees the emptiness of his existence through the eyes of his child, won the top Golden Lion prize at the Venice film festival last year.
Sofia Coppola married Thomas Mars, a rocker and the father of her two children, in Italy on August 27.
Francis Ford Coppola escorted Sofia down the aisle in the early evening, preceded by her older daughter. The bride wore a sheer, lavender tulle dress while Mars wore a gray suit with a flower in his lapel.
The wedding cake was a vanilla cake with chantilly cream, decorated with white flowers.
The remote town of Bernalda is located in southern Italy and is the town where her great-grandfather was born. Francis Ford Coppola reportedly plans to turn the Palazzo Margherita into a luxury boutique hotel, to bring guests to the small town, which is located in the "arch" of the boot-shaped country.
Sofia Coppola and Mars have two daughters, Romy, 4, and Cosima, 1. Sofia Coppola was previously married to director Spike Jones between 1999 and 2003.