Will Brad Pitt marry Angelina Jolie this weekend?

Preparations for a huge party at the French home of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have sparked speculation that the couple are secretly preparing to marry.

Guests, including Brad’s parents, have arrived at the chateau ahead of the bash, expected to be held at Chateau Miraval this weekend.

Jeweller Robert Procop, who made Angelina’s $250,000 diamond and platinum engagement ring, is also thought to be in attendance.

A source told The Sun newspaper: “Brad flew in to oversee preparations but they’re all here now.

“They say it’s for Jane and Bill, but some think this could be it. Even Angelina’s private jeweller is here.”

Coincidentally, longtime  friend George Clooney is currently a short flight away at his home on Lake Como, Italy.

Wedding bells? Brad and Angelina's French home Chateau Miraval, where preparations for a huge party have sparked speculation that they are to marry this weekend

The source added: ‘There’s a real buzz around the estate.’

It is thought that the couple will wed in a private chapel in the grounds of their home, with civil ceremonies only allowed at the town hall in France.

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“We don’t know anything about it,” Patrick Mareschi, deputy culture secretary of the nearby village of Correns, told Reuters.

“Under French law couples have to get married at the town hall. Unlike with a religious wedding, there’s no way a couple can hold a civil ceremony at their own home,” he added.

It has long been known that the pair were planning to hold their wedding at their £35million estate in the South of France.

The couple once insisted they wouldn’t wed until the legalisation of same-sex marriage in America.

But Brad recently admitted he didn’t feel they’d be able to wait that long because of mounting pressure from their children.

“It seems to mean more and more to our kids,’ he said in January.

“We made this declaration some time ago that we weren’t going to [get married] till everyone can. But I don’t think we’ll be able to hold out … it means something to me, too, to make that kind of commitment.”