Keira Knightley won’t have far to go for olives to put on her pizza. Her husband James Righton bought her an olive tree as a wedding present.
Most blokes shower their new wives with jewellery, but the Klaxons keyboard player went for a different approach.
He paid £3,000 for a 100-year-old olive tree and presented it to her on their big day. As an extra romantic touch he had their initials and the date of their wedding carved into the bark. Keira’s wedding band is also significant as it belonged to his grandmother.
It all puts the classic wedding present of a new toaster to shame.
A source said: “James had it planted in the back garden of her home in France on the day of the wedding. “He had carved their initials in a heart and showed her in front of everyone.
“She collapsed into fits of giggles, it was very sweet.
“The ring he gave her was a family heirloom too. He really did think it all through.
“It was an amazing wedding, the whole thing was really sweet and down to earth.” The couple tied the knot at a tiny town hall near Keira’s £1.9million farmhouse in the south of France on Saturday.
They followed up the ceremony with a boozy banquet at the holiday home in Provence. The pair are going to be spending the summer at the country retreat.
They need to get around strict local laws about foreigners marrying there — so it means staying in the country for a bit. Not that it’s a ballache for them. Six weeks sitting in the south of France with top plonk and a never-ending olive supply — yes, sounds like hell.