I guess I'm one of the few who doesn't see this as a big deal or anything shocking? Angelina is still (I'm assuming) promoting "Unbroken" (which has made a little over 100 million worldwide), overseas, as she spoke to an Italian magazine--"Io Donna" (smart move, considering Louis Zamperini's family came from Italy, and coincides nicely with the promotion/screening at the Vatican) about her wedding details.
" Before the wedding in France with the kids, Brad and I were already married in California. As Americans, we couldn't marry legally in France. One day I said to Brad "Let's just meet up at 4:30?" I called a justice of peace, and we signed the documents. "
I don't know much about the actual legalities of getting married, etc, but I am not surprised that they got married in secret-secret, before the 'real' wedding. I do wonder how long ago they signed those documents. It would be funny if it had been shortly after they had gotten engaged, or even right before she had her double mastectomy surgery. I suspect we'll never know.
Also--this goes to show how media savvy Angelina is. Instead of parceling out personal details about her wedding, interview by interview, like some celebrities do, she's telling us stuff that's interesting to hear, but gives away no real personal detail. Like we know that they got married in a small chapel that's on their land. She wore a dress designed by Versace, there were very few guests (and the only famous guest was a blurred out David Fincher), and their son, Pax, made their wedding cake. The majority of these details are explained by the pictures, and Angelina has basically been reiterating the same details, over and over again--but saying it differently. She's good at that.