Mena Suvari marries in fairytale ceremony at the Vatican

The American Beauty star tied the knot with American beau Simone Sestito in a private Roman chapel over the weekend

American Beauty star Mena Suvari tied the knot with her American beau, Simone Sestito, in a fairytale ceremony at the Vatican over the weekend.

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The pair chose a private chapel within the walls of the Vatican City for their special ceremony, later moving on to beautiful Castello Odescalchi to celebrate with friends and family.

‘The ceremony was truly unique and Mena looked breathtaking,‘ one guest told American magazine People.

‘They are very much in love.’

In the past, Mena has talked about the difficulties of finding the perfect wedding dress, as she wanted to avoid offending her hubby-to-be’s religious family.

‘I think it would be considerate to [Sestito’s[ family to have my tattoos covered, since there are two nuns on his mother’s side of the family’, she said.

Instead, the dazzling bride opted to have her dress customised to cover the inkings, which include a lion’s head on the back of her neck.

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The newlyweds got engaged in 2008, after Mena’s failed marriage to cinematographer Robert Brinkmann.

‘We just understood each other,’ Sestito gushed about his bride-to-be at the time.

‘She’s very caring and understanding. There was a connection.’

Congratulations to the happy couple!

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