Dear Jon,

Rule number one of making amends with your notoriously private daughter, is to not release statements to the press about your notoriously private daughter regarding how you appeared to be missing from the wedding. Indeed 2010 was a breakthrough year when it came to your reconciliation after several years of estrangement, but she didn't invite you to either of her previous weddings, so she's probably just used to getting on with things without you.

The 75-year-old actor allegedly wasn't aware that his daughter had tied the knot with Brad on the sly in the south of France on Saturday - probably on account of him being so mouthy. He contacted E! news with a statement last night, which reads: "It sounds like it was a wonderful wedding. It must have been very beautiful with the kids participating. I know it was during the Emmy week and they were able to do it very quietly. I'm very happy for them."

Angelina, 39, and Brad, 50, exchanged their vows at a small chapel at Chateau Miraval and reportedly ensured their six children - Maddox, 13, Pax, 10, Zahara, nine, Shiloh, eight, and five-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox - all had important roles to carry out on their big day. Maddox and Pax, walked the actress down the aisle, the couple's daughters Zahara and Vivienne threw petals at her, and Shiloh and Knox served as ring bearers.

Angelina wore a white dress and matching veil for the nuptials, as well as her late mother Marcheline Bertrand's golden locket around her neck.

A source told Access Hollywood: "[The dress was] very traditional, but very Angie, it was comfortable but plain white floor-length antique lace and silk. [She] definitely wore something that once belonged to [her mother] Marcheline Bertrand. A small gold locket with a photo of her mum inside it... Brad lifted [the veil and he] gasped because she looked so stunning." Then what did he lift???

The couple first fell for each other when they were shooting 2005 action film Mr and Mrs Smith together. Brad happened to be married to Jennifer Aniston at the time, but he has always denied cheating on her with Angelina.

Meanwhile, this is Angelina's third time down the aisle as she was previously married to Johnny Lee Miller until 1999 and Billy Bob Thornton until 2003.