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Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves' Backyard Wedding

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves' Backyard Wedding

The Brazilian model and Hollywood actor skipped the cake, feasted on Brazilian food during their intimate backyard wedding

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The paparazzi weren’t the only ones camping out to witness Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves exchange vows this weekend.

Around 100 guests spent the weekend sleeping in tents in order to partake in the celebrity couple’s intimate nuptials. Alterations to their Old Oak Estate served to create an “island beach meets Texas” vibe, according to Entertainment Tonight.

Estância Churrascari provided partygoers with some Brazilian treats during the reception – including some chicken wrapped in bacon, pork sausages with cheese bread, and Brazilian top and bottom steak. The following afternoon, Guy Fieri prepared “crawfish, brisket and fried okra” for everyone, according to US Magazine.

The Brazilian model and Hollywood A-lister have been together for about six years and have two children together – Levi and Vida, but had never seemed to be in a rush to make things official. Even though the couple has now tied the knot, they still managed to maintain a sense of unconventionality. During the ceremony, they whispered their vows, keeping their sentiments private and intimate. At the reception, the couple opted out of obtaining an elaborate wedding cake, offering their guests a full display of desserts instead.


Matthew McConaughey Opened About Meeting and Building a Life with Camila Alves

"We have a love that we never question," the actor said in an interview.

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves have been married for eight years, but the actor is just now opening about finding her—something, he says, required some patience. In an exclusive video interview with People, McConaughey shared that he knew he would find his partner in life if he didn&apost rush the search. "I was like, &aposWait, just wait. Be yourself. She&aposll come if she&aposs supposed to come. And if she doesn&apost, that&aposs okay, you&aposre still a good man," he told the outlet.

This method worked, almost instantly—shortly after his epiphany, he crossed paths with Alves in 2006. "That&aposs when she showed up, and she moved right to left in front of my eyes across that club. It was as if she was floating. And I did not say, &aposWho is that?&apos I said, &aposWhat is that?&apos And then introduced myself."

Ever since that fated moment, the couple has been nearly inseparable they became engaged on Christmas Day in 2011 and tied the knot just a few months later, on June 9, 2012. There was no need to wait—McConaughey had found "the one" in Alves, something he knew the moment he met her. "Since that evening, I have not wanted to spend time with any other woman," McConaughey shared. "I&aposve not wanted to have children with anyone else other than her." He knows that their bond will endure the test of time: "We have a love that we never question."

Their unwavering relationship also informs how they parent their three children—with love, respect, and kindness, always. "[We say,] &aposOur real merit comes from how we&aposre trying to be as people, how we are as parents, how we love you, how we love each other. And Mom and Dad aren&apost perfect at it, but we try to do our best,&apos" McConaughey said.


Matthew McConaughey Opened About Meeting and Building a Life with Camila Alves

"We have a love that we never question," the actor said in an interview.

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves have been married for eight years, but the actor is just now opening about finding her—something, he says, required some patience. In an exclusive video interview with People, McConaughey shared that he knew he would find his partner in life if he didn&apost rush the search. "I was like, &aposWait, just wait. Be yourself. She&aposll come if she&aposs supposed to come. And if she doesn&apost, that&aposs okay, you&aposre still a good man," he told the outlet.

This method worked, almost instantly—shortly after his epiphany, he crossed paths with Alves in 2006. "That&aposs when she showed up, and she moved right to left in front of my eyes across that club. It was as if she was floating. And I did not say, &aposWho is that?&apos I said, &aposWhat is that?&apos And then introduced myself."

Ever since that fated moment, the couple has been nearly inseparable they became engaged on Christmas Day in 2011 and tied the knot just a few months later, on June 9, 2012. There was no need to wait—McConaughey had found "the one" in Alves, something he knew the moment he met her. "Since that evening, I have not wanted to spend time with any other woman," McConaughey shared. "I&aposve not wanted to have children with anyone else other than her." He knows that their bond will endure the test of time: "We have a love that we never question."

Their unwavering relationship also informs how they parent their three children—with love, respect, and kindness, always. "[We say,] &aposOur real merit comes from how we&aposre trying to be as people, how we are as parents, how we love you, how we love each other. And Mom and Dad aren&apost perfect at it, but we try to do our best,&apos" McConaughey said.


Matthew McConaughey Opened About Meeting and Building a Life with Camila Alves

"We have a love that we never question," the actor said in an interview.

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves have been married for eight years, but the actor is just now opening about finding her—something, he says, required some patience. In an exclusive video interview with People, McConaughey shared that he knew he would find his partner in life if he didn&apost rush the search. "I was like, &aposWait, just wait. Be yourself. She&aposll come if she&aposs supposed to come. And if she doesn&apost, that&aposs okay, you&aposre still a good man," he told the outlet.

This method worked, almost instantly—shortly after his epiphany, he crossed paths with Alves in 2006. "That&aposs when she showed up, and she moved right to left in front of my eyes across that club. It was as if she was floating. And I did not say, &aposWho is that?&apos I said, &aposWhat is that?&apos And then introduced myself."

Ever since that fated moment, the couple has been nearly inseparable they became engaged on Christmas Day in 2011 and tied the knot just a few months later, on June 9, 2012. There was no need to wait—McConaughey had found "the one" in Alves, something he knew the moment he met her. "Since that evening, I have not wanted to spend time with any other woman," McConaughey shared. "I&aposve not wanted to have children with anyone else other than her." He knows that their bond will endure the test of time: "We have a love that we never question."

Their unwavering relationship also informs how they parent their three children—with love, respect, and kindness, always. "[We say,] &aposOur real merit comes from how we&aposre trying to be as people, how we are as parents, how we love you, how we love each other. And Mom and Dad aren&apost perfect at it, but we try to do our best,&apos" McConaughey said.


Matthew McConaughey Opened About Meeting and Building a Life with Camila Alves

"We have a love that we never question," the actor said in an interview.

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves have been married for eight years, but the actor is just now opening about finding her—something, he says, required some patience. In an exclusive video interview with People, McConaughey shared that he knew he would find his partner in life if he didn&apost rush the search. "I was like, &aposWait, just wait. Be yourself. She&aposll come if she&aposs supposed to come. And if she doesn&apost, that&aposs okay, you&aposre still a good man," he told the outlet.

This method worked, almost instantly—shortly after his epiphany, he crossed paths with Alves in 2006. "That&aposs when she showed up, and she moved right to left in front of my eyes across that club. It was as if she was floating. And I did not say, &aposWho is that?&apos I said, &aposWhat is that?&apos And then introduced myself."

Ever since that fated moment, the couple has been nearly inseparable they became engaged on Christmas Day in 2011 and tied the knot just a few months later, on June 9, 2012. There was no need to wait—McConaughey had found "the one" in Alves, something he knew the moment he met her. "Since that evening, I have not wanted to spend time with any other woman," McConaughey shared. "I&aposve not wanted to have children with anyone else other than her." He knows that their bond will endure the test of time: "We have a love that we never question."

Their unwavering relationship also informs how they parent their three children—with love, respect, and kindness, always. "[We say,] &aposOur real merit comes from how we&aposre trying to be as people, how we are as parents, how we love you, how we love each other. And Mom and Dad aren&apost perfect at it, but we try to do our best,&apos" McConaughey said.


Matthew McConaughey Opened About Meeting and Building a Life with Camila Alves

"We have a love that we never question," the actor said in an interview.

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves have been married for eight years, but the actor is just now opening about finding her—something, he says, required some patience. In an exclusive video interview with People, McConaughey shared that he knew he would find his partner in life if he didn&apost rush the search. "I was like, &aposWait, just wait. Be yourself. She&aposll come if she&aposs supposed to come. And if she doesn&apost, that&aposs okay, you&aposre still a good man," he told the outlet.

This method worked, almost instantly—shortly after his epiphany, he crossed paths with Alves in 2006. "That&aposs when she showed up, and she moved right to left in front of my eyes across that club. It was as if she was floating. And I did not say, &aposWho is that?&apos I said, &aposWhat is that?&apos And then introduced myself."

Ever since that fated moment, the couple has been nearly inseparable they became engaged on Christmas Day in 2011 and tied the knot just a few months later, on June 9, 2012. There was no need to wait—McConaughey had found "the one" in Alves, something he knew the moment he met her. "Since that evening, I have not wanted to spend time with any other woman," McConaughey shared. "I&aposve not wanted to have children with anyone else other than her." He knows that their bond will endure the test of time: "We have a love that we never question."

Their unwavering relationship also informs how they parent their three children—with love, respect, and kindness, always. "[We say,] &aposOur real merit comes from how we&aposre trying to be as people, how we are as parents, how we love you, how we love each other. And Mom and Dad aren&apost perfect at it, but we try to do our best,&apos" McConaughey said.


Matthew McConaughey Opened About Meeting and Building a Life with Camila Alves

"We have a love that we never question," the actor said in an interview.

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves have been married for eight years, but the actor is just now opening about finding her—something, he says, required some patience. In an exclusive video interview with People, McConaughey shared that he knew he would find his partner in life if he didn&apost rush the search. "I was like, &aposWait, just wait. Be yourself. She&aposll come if she&aposs supposed to come. And if she doesn&apost, that&aposs okay, you&aposre still a good man," he told the outlet.

This method worked, almost instantly—shortly after his epiphany, he crossed paths with Alves in 2006. "That&aposs when she showed up, and she moved right to left in front of my eyes across that club. It was as if she was floating. And I did not say, &aposWho is that?&apos I said, &aposWhat is that?&apos And then introduced myself."

Ever since that fated moment, the couple has been nearly inseparable they became engaged on Christmas Day in 2011 and tied the knot just a few months later, on June 9, 2012. There was no need to wait—McConaughey had found "the one" in Alves, something he knew the moment he met her. "Since that evening, I have not wanted to spend time with any other woman," McConaughey shared. "I&aposve not wanted to have children with anyone else other than her." He knows that their bond will endure the test of time: "We have a love that we never question."

Their unwavering relationship also informs how they parent their three children—with love, respect, and kindness, always. "[We say,] &aposOur real merit comes from how we&aposre trying to be as people, how we are as parents, how we love you, how we love each other. And Mom and Dad aren&apost perfect at it, but we try to do our best,&apos" McConaughey said.


Matthew McConaughey Opened About Meeting and Building a Life with Camila Alves

"We have a love that we never question," the actor said in an interview.

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves have been married for eight years, but the actor is just now opening about finding her—something, he says, required some patience. In an exclusive video interview with People, McConaughey shared that he knew he would find his partner in life if he didn&apost rush the search. "I was like, &aposWait, just wait. Be yourself. She&aposll come if she&aposs supposed to come. And if she doesn&apost, that&aposs okay, you&aposre still a good man," he told the outlet.

This method worked, almost instantly—shortly after his epiphany, he crossed paths with Alves in 2006. "That&aposs when she showed up, and she moved right to left in front of my eyes across that club. It was as if she was floating. And I did not say, &aposWho is that?&apos I said, &aposWhat is that?&apos And then introduced myself."

Ever since that fated moment, the couple has been nearly inseparable they became engaged on Christmas Day in 2011 and tied the knot just a few months later, on June 9, 2012. There was no need to wait—McConaughey had found "the one" in Alves, something he knew the moment he met her. "Since that evening, I have not wanted to spend time with any other woman," McConaughey shared. "I&aposve not wanted to have children with anyone else other than her." He knows that their bond will endure the test of time: "We have a love that we never question."

Their unwavering relationship also informs how they parent their three children—with love, respect, and kindness, always. "[We say,] &aposOur real merit comes from how we&aposre trying to be as people, how we are as parents, how we love you, how we love each other. And Mom and Dad aren&apost perfect at it, but we try to do our best,&apos" McConaughey said.


Matthew McConaughey Opened About Meeting and Building a Life with Camila Alves

"We have a love that we never question," the actor said in an interview.

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves have been married for eight years, but the actor is just now opening about finding her—something, he says, required some patience. In an exclusive video interview with People, McConaughey shared that he knew he would find his partner in life if he didn&apost rush the search. "I was like, &aposWait, just wait. Be yourself. She&aposll come if she&aposs supposed to come. And if she doesn&apost, that&aposs okay, you&aposre still a good man," he told the outlet.

This method worked, almost instantly—shortly after his epiphany, he crossed paths with Alves in 2006. "That&aposs when she showed up, and she moved right to left in front of my eyes across that club. It was as if she was floating. And I did not say, &aposWho is that?&apos I said, &aposWhat is that?&apos And then introduced myself."

Ever since that fated moment, the couple has been nearly inseparable they became engaged on Christmas Day in 2011 and tied the knot just a few months later, on June 9, 2012. There was no need to wait—McConaughey had found "the one" in Alves, something he knew the moment he met her. "Since that evening, I have not wanted to spend time with any other woman," McConaughey shared. "I&aposve not wanted to have children with anyone else other than her." He knows that their bond will endure the test of time: "We have a love that we never question."

Their unwavering relationship also informs how they parent their three children—with love, respect, and kindness, always. "[We say,] &aposOur real merit comes from how we&aposre trying to be as people, how we are as parents, how we love you, how we love each other. And Mom and Dad aren&apost perfect at it, but we try to do our best,&apos" McConaughey said.


Matthew McConaughey Opened About Meeting and Building a Life with Camila Alves

"We have a love that we never question," the actor said in an interview.

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves have been married for eight years, but the actor is just now opening about finding her—something, he says, required some patience. In an exclusive video interview with People, McConaughey shared that he knew he would find his partner in life if he didn&apost rush the search. "I was like, &aposWait, just wait. Be yourself. She&aposll come if she&aposs supposed to come. And if she doesn&apost, that&aposs okay, you&aposre still a good man," he told the outlet.

This method worked, almost instantly—shortly after his epiphany, he crossed paths with Alves in 2006. "That&aposs when she showed up, and she moved right to left in front of my eyes across that club. It was as if she was floating. And I did not say, &aposWho is that?&apos I said, &aposWhat is that?&apos And then introduced myself."

Ever since that fated moment, the couple has been nearly inseparable they became engaged on Christmas Day in 2011 and tied the knot just a few months later, on June 9, 2012. There was no need to wait—McConaughey had found "the one" in Alves, something he knew the moment he met her. "Since that evening, I have not wanted to spend time with any other woman," McConaughey shared. "I&aposve not wanted to have children with anyone else other than her." He knows that their bond will endure the test of time: "We have a love that we never question."

Their unwavering relationship also informs how they parent their three children—with love, respect, and kindness, always. "[We say,] &aposOur real merit comes from how we&aposre trying to be as people, how we are as parents, how we love you, how we love each other. And Mom and Dad aren&apost perfect at it, but we try to do our best,&apos" McConaughey said.


Matthew McConaughey Opened About Meeting and Building a Life with Camila Alves

"We have a love that we never question," the actor said in an interview.

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves have been married for eight years, but the actor is just now opening about finding her—something, he says, required some patience. In an exclusive video interview with People, McConaughey shared that he knew he would find his partner in life if he didn&apost rush the search. "I was like, &aposWait, just wait. Be yourself. She&aposll come if she&aposs supposed to come. And if she doesn&apost, that&aposs okay, you&aposre still a good man," he told the outlet.

This method worked, almost instantly—shortly after his epiphany, he crossed paths with Alves in 2006. "That&aposs when she showed up, and she moved right to left in front of my eyes across that club. It was as if she was floating. And I did not say, &aposWho is that?&apos I said, &aposWhat is that?&apos And then introduced myself."

Ever since that fated moment, the couple has been nearly inseparable they became engaged on Christmas Day in 2011 and tied the knot just a few months later, on June 9, 2012. There was no need to wait—McConaughey had found "the one" in Alves, something he knew the moment he met her. "Since that evening, I have not wanted to spend time with any other woman," McConaughey shared. "I&aposve not wanted to have children with anyone else other than her." He knows that their bond will endure the test of time: "We have a love that we never question."

Their unwavering relationship also informs how they parent their three children—with love, respect, and kindness, always. "[We say,] &aposOur real merit comes from how we&aposre trying to be as people, how we are as parents, how we love you, how we love each other. And Mom and Dad aren&apost perfect at it, but we try to do our best,&apos" McConaughey said.