Matthew McConaughey & Camila’s wedding covers People Mag: sweet or awful?

As predicted, People Magazine has the exclusive photos from Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves’s weekend wedding. First thoughts, in no particular order:

1. OMG Matthew’s hairline is even worse in profile.
2. Camila’s dress is pretty, although it seems kind of fussy for a down-home Texas wedding.
3. Camila is taking style tips from Cleopatra Keys, right? And Kim Kardashian! Why is forehead jewelry – for your WEDDING, no less – such a “thing” these days?
4. Why is Matthew pointing at Camila’s chin? It looks like he’s about pick something out of her teeth.

Anyway, it’s cute. Matthew reported wore a D&G tux (he’s the face of D&G’s cologne), and I like Camila’s wedding dress more than that Chanel monstrosity that Drew Barrymore wore. Apparently, Camila’s dress was handmade by her “favorite Brazilian designer”. Here’s more from People Magazine:

How’s this for wedded bliss? Matthew McConaughey and his bride Camila Alves are the portrait of happiness in photos from their June 9 at-home wedding in Austin, Texas.

“We decided to embrace the ritual of marriage as an opportunity and adventure we’ll take together,” McConaughey, 42, tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story, which features exclusive photos and details from the couple’s big day.

The pair welcomed around 120 guests – including Reese Witherspoon, Kenny Chesney and Woody Harrelson – for a three-day extravaganza of summer fun surrounding the nuptials.

The ceremony was especially meaningful for the pair’s children, Levi, who turns 4 in July, and Vida, 2½, who served as ring bearer and flower girl at the Catholic ceremony.

Says Camila, 29: “Somehow they both seem to understand what we are doing on a spiritual level.”

For Matthew and Camila’s exclusive wedding album – from the bride’s hand-stitched (and blessed!) dress to the couple’s dance floor moves – pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday

[From People]

Oh, it was a Catholic ceremony? I would imagine that’s all Camila – or was Matthew raised in the church too? No idea. Anyway, it’s all very nice. I would have chosen a full-frontal view for the cover, but maybe that’s because I’m still recovering from Matthew’s hairline and dinosaur arm looking like he’s about to jab Camila in the face.

Cover courtesy of People Magazine, additional photos by WENN.

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  1. Katie says:

    She’s just 29? And I hate the forehead jewelry so much. I like the dresss.

  2. Bradley says:

    “People” will never learn. Readers don’t care about babies and weddings. Give some real stuff like blood, pain, and suffering.

  3. brin says:

    LOL @dinosaur arm! All-in-all it’s sweet and her dress is definitely nicer than Drew’s.

    • MW says:

      That is exactly what I was going to say. Camila’s seems to have the requirements of Drew’s — high-ish neck, long sleeves (and Drew could have tied a black ribbon around the waist of this one, if she insisted on that) but Camila’s is beautiful, Drew’s was disappointing, to me anyway, and frumpy.

  4. L says:

    How could they have had a catholic ceremony if they were outside? They don’t really let you do that.

    • Happymom says:

      I was coming on to post the same thing. They probably had some sort of renegade priest perform it-no way it was an actual Catholic ceremony unless it was in a church.

    • L says:

      @G No you can’t. Not a mass, not the abbreviated ceremony, maybe a blessing with the local bishop’s permission. The bishop’s conference has pretty much not allowed it-but I wonder if because they are celebs (and made a donation) they allowed it.

      • G says:

        Isn’t that what I said? You can’t have mass outside the church and no communion. Sure you can have a priest preside over your wedding…you bust out a checkbook and you’ll be amazed what can be accomplished. My priest said he would but that it would not be reccognized by the Vatican and managed to talk us into Pre-Cana and have a wedding with a full mass at the church instead. So sorry but yes you can. :)

      • L says:

        I’ll admit there are exceptions (for deep pocketbooks or priests who are family members I’m sure), but according to the bishop’s conference which governs all the US churches the rules state that all Catholic weddings/sacramental blessings (that will be officially recognized) have to be in a church. It’s all over their ‘marriage initiative’ website.

        A priest can preside over the blessing if it’s not in a church, but it’s not official unless you get special permission. So if you’re rich like Matthew McConaughey sure you can pull some strings,(which is eye rolling typical but whatever) but for the average folks who have to deal with their local parish and diocese it’s a no.

    • deep says:

      yes you can…all you have to do is have a priest on hand to bless you during the ceremony. And, it is totally recognized by the Catholic church. Or, you can have it blessed by a priest after the ceremony and it will be recognized by the Catholic Church.

      • Scal says:

        This may have been true in the past, but the US conference of bishops have gotten way into the rules since they were updated back in 2005 and again in 2009. (we just got married and had to deal with all of this crap) No Mass if you aren’t both catholic unless you get permission from your bishop, no priests in good standing can officiate outdoor ceremonies if you don’t get permission from your bishop, civil marriages can be blessed after the ceremony as long as neither party is divorced (unless they’ve had a annulment). That’s what we had, and we had to have the ceremony in a church and fill out the paperwork. I’m sure if you have a friendly priest who will sign the paperwork for you, then you can skip the church ceremony for the blessing -but the rules technically say the blessing has to be in a church.

        The thing that really pisses me off is priests not letting a couple get married because they have a kid or are living together. That sounds like a jerk priest or mean church secretary (they do pull that crap sometimes). The majority of priests want couples with kids or who are living together to get married. Although they will still shame you for all that stuff, in the end they want you to get married *eye roll*

      • deep says:

        Yeah, all of that Catholic annulment stuff is odd to me because if you have children and the “church” makes it as if your prier marriage never happened then that makes your children bastards. I don’t get….

      • Scal says:

        It doesn’t mean your kids are bastards. The church still considers you to have been in a prior marriage and your kids born in wedlock. Your marriage was ‘just’ never a sacramental marriage that met the requirements of the sacrament of marriage. The couple was still married. That’s the only difference.

        The thing with the kids being bastards is a throw back to the middle ages when monarchs got annulments and tried to have it so the children of those marriages couldn’t rule. That’s not how it is with modern annulments.

    • Justyna says:

      I’m from one of the most conservative Catholic countries in the world and even here some priests allow to marry outside the church. It’s not very common, but if there’s a special motivation behind it, you can do it. Some time ago there was even a catholic wedding under water. Bride and groom were scuba-divers, they found a friendly priest willing to dive with them, got the official agreement from bishop and got married in the lake.

  5. RocketMerry says:

    Cute! She is always so pretty and relaxed, I kinda like her. Congrats!

    Side note: Did McGonaughey convert for her? ‘Cause I’m pretty sure you have to be at least baptised and confirmed to get married in a Catholic ceremony.
    Although, second thought, if McGonaunghey is an Irish surname maybe he already was of Catholic religion…? Hm.

    Also, @L, that too, I don’t think one can get Catholic married outside of a Church. This is getting sketchy.

    • Chatcat says:

      Don’t need to convert. I am Catholic, attended Catholic schools and was married in 1984 in a Catholic ceremony to a non Catholic (Luthern). Of course they would like your spouse-to-be (then spouse) to convert, but not necessary. Same with my kids, all three full sacraments, 12 years of Catholic school and my hubby has never converted. Goes to Mass and all events, just doesn’t take Communion with us. No big deal.

    • Lindy says:

      Both parties don’t have to be baptised or even Catholic in order to have a Catholic wedding ceremony. But to have a full catholic wedding mass including Eucharist (communion), both parties do usually have to be baptised and confirmed Catholics.

      There are some priests who will bend the rules a bit more than others. Also, if only half the couple is Catholic, that person can receive communion privately before the ceremony begins.

      • Abigail says:

        Even for a full mass including the Eucharist (communion), only one person must be baptized and confirmed as a Catholic. The other spouse must be baptized, though not necessarily in the Catholic church. It can be in any Christian denomination whose baptisms the catholic Church recognizes (which excludes the Mormon church, for example). However, they can’t receive communion during the mass.

    • RocketMerry says:

      Oh, thanks @Chatcat and Lindy, that makes sense :)

    • deep says:

      My husband is Catholic and I am not. We were not married in a Catholic Church but, were married in the Church of my faith. The Catholic Church does not recognize our marriage. But, God does. Oh and I have children as well. They were brought up as Catholic. Which is all funny because the Catholic church doesn’t recognize our marriage, so therefore my grown children are bastards in the eyes of the Church. His family wanted our marriage blessed by a priest and I refused. We are married in the eyes of God and the law of the land. So, I don’t need a Priest…thank you very much.

      • Snowangel says:

        I am in the same situation. My in-laws are Catholic wackos, and a disgrace to all forms of Christianity. There are normal Catholics out there, and I salute them ! They are a cute couple.

      • deep says:

        Yeah, I told my in laws no when they asked if a priest could be present to bless our marriage. Reason being is that I was married in a Church and God was there…God blessed my marraige!! I saw no reason for the priest. Anyway, my kids did go to Catholic school simply because Catholics give your kids a very good education. Yes they had to go to mass every Friday and when they were younger I would go with them. But, through their lives we discussed the whole religion thing…now, my husband and my grown children are not practicing Catholics. But, they do believe in God..not just the man made religion thing. The Bible is our guide. No disrespect to Catholics. All of my husbands side of the family is Catholic. Some practicing..some not. This is just MY opinion. I’m not debating religion. Nor will I.

      • Elizabeth says:

        @ deep
        Thanks for your intelligent comments on the issue. So many people just make it a personal assault on religion/ catholics/ christians. I was raised catholic and now go to a baptist church in my neighborhood. Thanks for the respect for my choices.

  6. Jenna says:

    I think her dress is very pretty…what we can see of it. Personally, I’m tired of always seeing all these brides in strapless dresses, even the ones with bodies that “shouldn’t” be wearing that style. Again, just my opinion. And…I’m from Texas. I don’t know about the dress being “fussy for a down-home Texas wedding”. Why do people think we Texans all marry our cousins, drink beer for breakfast, and don’t know how to eat with utensils? Or…perhaps I’m a little too sensitive. Ya think?

    • Katy says:

      hahahaha Jenna!! I’ve lived in Texas all of my life and I know exactly what you are saying! Kaiser, you really do crack me up and I just love you to pieces but I almost fell out of my chair when I read what you wrote about the down home Texas wedding :) I know you are from the south….just wondered what state you are from.

    • deep says:

      Hey, I’m from Texas as well. And, I don’t get why people think everything you just said. Her dress isn’t too much for a Texas wedding. I’ve been to some Texas weddings that were absolutely beautiful and the bride didn’t marry her cousin either!! And…I can assure you we don’t drink beer for breakfast!! I don’t even drink beer! :)

    • Chatcat says:

      “Why do people think we Texans all marry our cousins, drink beer for breakfast, and don’t know how to eat with utensils?” Oh my, I thought that was only in West Virginia! LOL

    • Jenna says:

      Looks like we’re a Jenna United in this…

      I rather love her dress myself – and like you, I’m getting tired of seeing brides in less and less. The last wedding I went to, I swear the bride was wearing a bedazzled white towel. And I don’t mean she changed into a cocktail dress for after, no – that’s what she wore for the Very Very Catholic service. (which resulted in both the priest and I having a very surreal conversation by the punchbowl later about it. Adding to the strangeness was, I’m not Catholic and I was younger than the bride – so he was shocked I was a bit uncomfortable with the whole thing) This dress is lovely without being dowdy. (Although, sorry Kaiser… I kinda dig the forehead jewelry. But I also own a closet full of what most folks would call costumes and I can day to day wear!)

      And while I’m not from Texas myself, I have a lot of family from there – and honestly… they tend towards having far more elegant affairs than the other half of the family from Ohio & Massachusetts – so I understand the irritation if having folks think “Texas” instantly means there are tumbleweeds, salons, and spurs involved in every event!

      • Cait says:

        Yes! I just feel like the strapless gowns are hard to pull off, but they’re all you see in the stores anymore! I’ve been to so many weddings where the bride, poor thing, was hiking up the front of her dress the whole time, which just looks terrible. I’m small up top and I didn’t wear strapless at my wedding because I felt it’d flatten me out even more. I went with a halter top style.

    • Elizabeth says:

      I agree – I am getting uncomfortable with brides with their boobs spilling out over a strapless dress. A wedding is not a night at the dance club and some decorum is called for. Besides just think of when their kids get older and the wedding picture is on display at home. Particularly for the bend-over-and-cut-the-cake photo.

    • Scal says:

      I had a dress with straps and it was awesome. And hard as heck to find as most dresses either look like a glittered towel-or the seamstress tells you she can put in a ‘decorative’ sleeve for $$$$.

      I don’t want a decorative sleeve, I want a strap to hold the freaking dress up.

    • Belle says:

      I don’t think the comment was really meant to snark on Texas. I think the dress is pretty as well, but also agree that it seems kind of fancy for a backyard wedding… anywhere, not just Texas(; Even if it is a ‘nice’ backyard wedding, that dress and head-piece seem fussy to me.

    • Jaxx says:

      I totally agree with you. I’m sick to death of strapless dresses, most especially worn by those with a little more flesh everywhere than needs to be worn in those dresses. And I really don’t think a bride needs her goods hanging out all the way down the aisle.

      Just my opinion. I’m glad to see that Kate has brought a little grace and elegance back to wedding dresses.

  7. yael says:

    ok – someone please explain why everyone always refers to his arms as “dinosaur arms” or “t-rex arms”!

    i feel like i’m missing out on a laugh :( .

  8. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    Love her dress! Kind of reminds me of Ivanka Trump’s (styled after Grace Kelly’s). Very pretty…funny though considering the wedding activities were playing yard games and sleeping in tents. Still, very sweet.

  9. Ri says:

    Trashy Kim stole her whole wedding look from Audrey Hepburn! I’m talking hair style, make up look and the headpiece. Google it

  10. Jackson says:

    I actually think it’s nice. Cute. Sweet. Seems very genuine.

  11. birdie says:

    Hairpiece: Kim Kardashian
    Dress: Looks a lot like Duchess Kates
    Matthew: Oh boy, you used to be hot,now you look like you have greasy hair and your face.. I don’t know
    BUT, I wish them all the best.

  12. Elisabeth says:

    as he points to her he whispers lovingly
    “Sucker…I got T-Rex arms”

  13. deep says:

    Mat has a totally jacked face!! I can’t believe he is only 42 years old!! His face lift and eye job looks just horrible..he looked much better before. And, I wonder why he did that being so young? His wife looks beautiful even though I don’t care for the head gear. I didn’t know she was only 29!!

    Horrible cover picture!

  14. pinchofsalt says:

    He put a ring on it! Good for them.

  15. Nia says:

    My brother and his wife were denied marriage in the Catholic church because they had a child out of wedlock who was baptized Catholic(in the same church). They ended up getting married in the Greek church. I guess different priests different views.

  16. JudyK says:

    I think Matthew McConaughey is way too thin.

  17. Anmelt says:

    Point 4. made me snort out loud in laughter.

    The guy is not ageing well.

  18. Jennifer says:

    Love them and they have a beautiful family! Best wishes…

    • deep says:

      That’s because both kids look like their mom. thank goodness…Because in the cause of Mat..he used to look okay but for 42..well, let’s just say dudes not holding up very well. Look at him..he’s already had a facelift and eye job. And, he did it a couple of years ago. He also looks like he is a member of the hair club for men.

  19. dorothy says:

    Love them and their family. Congrats to them.

  20. Mia says:

    Matthew should never take a profile picture. Front view pretty, side view…Not so much.

  21. Sarah says:

    Why the hell is he pointing at her like that? All I can think of is E.T. going “Oooouch”.

  22. Sabrine says:

    They’re a great couple but I agree that this is a terrible side shot of them. Her eyes seem to be partially closed. I don’t like her hairstyle and forehead jewellery doesn’t look good on anyone.

    The wedding dress is beautiful and looks lovely on her.

  23. lower-case deb says:

    the forehead jewelry would probably look better if it goes all the way around? although maybe not all the same shape. like a little circlet thing instead of something looking like it’s holding both ends of her hair together, or a CmdrGeordiLaForge visor being hitched up.

  24. Hubbahun says:

    She is gorgeous, he is YUK!

  25. Minxx says:

    Lovely dress, lovely veil and hair, lovely flowers.. HORRID forehead jewelry though she’s so pretty it doesn’t ruin her look. Still, I don’t get the appeal.. maybe she’s too young to remember the 80s-aerobics headbands ;)
    He looks greasy.

  26. Kim says:

    What is she wearing on her head? These headband type wedding veils are so tacky and unflattering. Shes just not a pretty girl. His plugs are really noticeable in this picture.

  27. brin says:

    Michael K’s headline with pic: “Smell my Finger” lol.

  28. Mara says:

    She is a very pretty bride love her dress but the forehead jewelery look cheap ,anyway they are a very nice couple .

  29. Stubbylove says:

    They have a beautiful family. I pains me to say this but good ‘ol MM is not aging well. His facial structure is wierd and getting a bit creepy. Still has an amazing bod but bloody hell, he was so HOT. Now, not so much.

  30. Jayna says:

    He was great in Lincoln Lawyer we rented receny The first time in forever that I liked him in a movie. I am glad to see a variety of wedding dresses this past year instead of always strapless. She’s very striking.

  31. Cait says:

    Never thought he was hot anyhow.

  32. catface435 says:

    I’ve looked at pictures with his arms straight, they look normal length!

    I mean he does look like he has t rex arms sometimes, but maybe he just holds them funny

  33. Reece says:

    They look great and happy. The head gear doesn’t bug me. It kind of works for her.

  34. Amanda_M87 says:

    The picture is awful. I don’t understand why celebrities always have to put their wedding pictures in magazines like People anyways.

  35. Moi says:

    First of all, OMG I love her dress. Secondly where they live is anything but down home. I live in Austin. They live in a mansion on Lake Travis. It’s amazing(!) in that area. Also the ROT Rally was that weekend, therefore the need for the furnished, a/c included tents. No hotel rooms left in town. It looked like a blast!

  36. lira says:

    In my country there can be masses outside churches, not only for weddings (in Catholic faith most usually the vows are said in the middle of the mass).
    It depends if you can get the authorization, usually younger priests or ones a bit less traditional will agree. Not only celebs, that would be funny. even divorced people getting married again can go for a blessing, be in a mass or in an outside wedding. It would not count as a “marriage”, but it is a catholic priest blessing for a new marriage, and that is important for some people. In some other cases, the people get married quietly legally and then religiously beforehand in a church, and then kind of renew or redo the ceremony in a different place, but they are already married religiously , (in my country, the only legal marriage that counts is the one in front of civil authorities).

  37. lisa says:

    I saw another picture of her dress and is really beautiful and she is stunning.

    I hate the cover. People’s last few celeb covers.. weddings, babies have all been terrible.

  38. Onyx XV says:

    I love the pic! But I’ve always liked this couple together, even though he should’ve picked me lol. Her dress looks very traditional for Spanish culture. Lots of lace and frills. I just love how happy they look. Good for them!

  39. dj says:

    Love her traditional dress. Beautiful and happy couple. Much joy to them both!

  40. galaxygirl says:

    Is he having a health problem lately, so “buff” or beach fit yet he looks so exhausted or “ill” is there something medical going on?