Inside Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard's wedding
Maggie Gyllenhaal is well known for fiercely protecting her privacy, so it was no surprise that her wedding to Peter Sarsgaard was an intimate affair.
The cute couple – who have a 2-year-old daughter, Ramona – exchanged vows in front of just 40 close friends and family members, inside the cloister of a convent called the Convento di Santa Maria di Costantinopoli, a luxury bed and breakfast in Brindisi.
They even had a family friend officiate the ceremony, which took place at 4.30pm on Saturday.
At the reception? Guests mingled by the pool in the convent’s garden, and were then treated to a sit-down dinner inside.
The chef and his team even brought a special kitchen to the convent in order to accommodate the banquet.
Guests’ meals were accompanied by Castel di Salve wines, from a winery in the nearby town of Lecce.
Entertainment-wise, the couple opted for a traditional Italian music group called Zimbo.
‘We played songs by Domenico Modugno like Tu Si Na Cosa Bella Pe Me (Translation: You Are a Beautiful Thing for Me) and the famous hit Volare,’ a member of the group told People magazine.
The low-key couple kept things simple the day after the wedding, too, enjoying a spot of lunch with the family, including Jake Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon.
The happy couple later biked to the town where they were spotted doing some shopping, and lazing at a secluded beach called Acquaviva, which is known for its mixture of fresh spring water and sea water.