Angelina Jolie wore an Atelier Versace dress embroidered with dozens of designs from her children's drawings for her wedding to Brad Pitt.

Photos of the August 23 ceremony are to be published in this week's edition of People and Hello! magazines, which goes on sale on Wednesday.

The cover of the magazine shows a pensive Jolie, 39, in her floor-length white satin dress, with slim straps, a corseted waist and a full skirt.

Her hair is covered by a floor-length veil decorated with brightly-coloured images of flowers, animals and stick men.

The outfit was created by Luigi Massi, the master tailor at Atelier Versace, who sewed the sketches from her six children's drawings into the dress and veil.

"It was important to us that the day was relaxed and full of laughter," the couple told the magazine. "It was such a special day to share with our children and a very happy time for our family."

Their sons Maddox, 13, and Pax, 10, walked Jolie down the aisle, wearing black suits to match Pitt's.

Zahara, 9, and Vivienne, 6, acted as flower girls, tossing petals gathered from the garden.