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CrossCourt~Rally
Jun 25th, 2006, 06:39 PM
SYDNEY, Australia (June 25) - Nicole Kidman married country music star Keith Urban at an Australian clifftop chapel Sunday in an intimate ceremony attended by close family and a smattering of A-list stars.


The beaming Oscar-winning actress arrived at the Roman Catholic church in flowing white Balenciaga gown and veil, clutching a bouquet of white roses. Church bells pealed 90 minutes later, indicating the service was over.


The couple released a photograph of Kidman in her gown and Urban in a black suit, white vest and black necktie with a white rose on his lapel, both smiling.


"We just want to thank everyone in Australia and around the world who have sent us their warm wishes," the couple said in a brief statement released with the photo.


A beaming Kidman, accompanied by her father, Antony, arrived at the church in Manly in a cream Rolls Royce limousine after driving from her harborside mansion across the iconic Sydney Harbor Bridge -- followed all the way by media helicopters.


She held a bouquet and wore drop pearl earrings, her face partly obscured by a willowy veil -- in keeping with the traditional theme expected. She smiled and waved to well-wishers gathered outside the venue and her house.


Her blonde hair hung around her shoulders. Australian Associated Press reported the gown was designed by Nicolas Ghesquiere for Balenciaga.


The Gothic-style St. Patrick's College building was dramatically floodlit for the dusk-to-evening ceremony, held in a small chapel on the compound. The guests then moved to a marquee erected on the grounds for the reception.


Kidman's adopted daughter with ex-husband Tom Cruise , Isabella, 13, and sister Antonia arrived in a separate limousine dressed as bridesmaids. Cruise and Kidman's adopted son, Connor, 11, also was expected to participate in the ceremony.


Urban, who was not seen arriving at the church, reportedly was attended by his brother Shane and friend Marlon Holden.


The event was in contrast to Kidman and Cruise's marriage ceremony, which was held in private according to the rites of the Church of Scientology to which Cruise belongs. The couple divorced in 2001 after 10 years of marriage.


It is Urban's first marriage.


Helicopters buzzed overhead and hundreds of people -- including a throng of paparazzi -- lined the streets outside the compound in the beachside suburb as guests arrived in black luxury sedans and minibuses.


Some onlookers climbed trees and a stone wall trying to catch a glimpse of the activities inside the compound. Police, black-suited private security guards and a high fence kept out unwanted guests.


Australian movie star Hugh Jackman was the first guest to arrive, though his black European sedan almost missed the entrance. The car stopped and reversed back to enter the venue.


Kidman's mother, Janelle, was next, stopping briefly and rolling down her car's window to smile for photographers. White minibuses and a fleet of black luxury sedans brought other guests, including media mogul Rupert Murdoch and wife Wendi Deng. Australians Russell Crowe and Naomi Watts were expected to attend.


Other guests flew in from Maroochydore, the Outback town in Queensland state where Urban's family live. The bulk of the 230 or so guests were reportedly Australian friends and family.


Kidman was born in Hawaii but raised in Australia, and Urban was born in New Zealand but raised in Queensland. She held low-key celebrations in Sydney this week marking her 39th birthday. He is 38.


Reports Sunday suggested the couple recently signed a prenuptial agreement which allegedly includes an escape clause for Kidman should Urban revert to excessive drug or alcohol abuse. Details of the alleged agreement could not be confirmed.


Urban, who won a Grammy this year for best male country vocalist, has publicly acknowledged his former cocaine addiction.


The Kidman family priest who conducted the ceremony, the Rev. Paul Coleman, said beforehand that Kidman and Urban were "totally focused on their commitment."


"It's the priority in their lives," The Sunday Telegraph newspaper quoted him as saying. "It is an uplifting occasion for the community -- to see people of this profile making this commitment in Australia."


Urban's manager, Rob Potts, said Saturday the couple wanted a "normal wedding."


Media have predicted that "Moulin Rouge" director Baz Luhrmann would have a hand in the wedding video. A quartet from the Sydney Symphony Orchestra was expected to perform, as is Jackman, who sprang to fame in the Broadway musical "The Boy from Oz" before striking success in Hollywood as Wolverine in the "X-Men" series.


Urban was expected to serenade his bride. He won a Grammy this year for best male country vocalist and was named top male vocalist for the second year in a row by the Academy of Country Music.


A Country Weekly magazine reader poll this year named him country music's sexiest man.

CrossCourt~Rally
Jun 25th, 2006, 09:01 PM
I wonder if Tom Cruise was at the wedding :tape: :p

Talula
Jun 25th, 2006, 10:30 PM
Unfortunately I couldn't make the wedding. Nicole pleaded, but I had other plans, but I sent her a lovely note with a gift saying I promised to get to her next wedding.

CrossCourt~Rally
Jun 25th, 2006, 10:36 PM
Unfortunately I couldn't make the wedding. Nicole pleaded, but I had other plans, but I sent her a lovely note with a gift saying I promised to get to her next wedding.


:lol: ... :ras:

Hagar
Jun 25th, 2006, 11:10 PM
I found this pic on the webstie of the Sydney Morning Herald.
http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2006/06/25/nicolewedding_gallery__266x400,0.jpg

They both look beautiful.
I hope Nicole is way happier in this marriage than in the one she had with that manipulative creep Cruise, I think he hurt her a lot and that it took her quite some time for her to realize what his real nature was.

CrossCourt~Rally
Jun 25th, 2006, 11:18 PM
I found this pic on the webstie of the Sydney Morning Herald.
http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2006/06/25/nicolewedding_gallery__266x400,0.jpg

They both look beautiful.
I hope Nicole is way happier in this marriage than in the one she had with that manipulative creep Cruise, I think he hurt her a lot and that it took her quite some time for her to realize what his real nature was.

Thanks for posting! =) :hearts: BEAUTIFUL :hearts:

go hingis
Jun 26th, 2006, 02:53 AM
Beautiful Picture, hope they had a great day to start a great life together.

switz
Jun 26th, 2006, 05:46 AM
Other guests flew in from Maroochydore, the Outback town in Queensland state where Urban's family live.

http://www.maroochytourism.com/003670.jpg

:lol: Maroochydore is a coastal township of about 70 000 people close to Noosa which is one of the most exclusive holiday destinations for Australia's wealthy. It is anything but an Outback Town :lol: although Maroochydore itself is not for the particularly affluent in general.

CrossCourt~Rally
Jun 26th, 2006, 07:31 AM
Other guests flew in from Maroochydore, the Outback town in Queensland state where Urban's family live.

http://www.maroochytourism.com/003670.jpg

:lol: Maroochydore is a coastal township of about 70 000 people close to Noosa which is one of the most exclusive holiday destinations for Australia's wealthy. It is anything but an Outback Town :lol: although Maroochydore itself is not for the particularly affluent in general.

It looks relaxing :D

rebel_ffighter
Jun 26th, 2006, 08:19 AM
I never thought there was someone so good as to marry her,I hope it lasts though

Talula
Jun 26th, 2006, 10:28 AM
:lol: ... :ras:
:devil: It's actually what Liza Minnelli said to Judy Garland when her mum was getting married, again!

CrossCourt~Rally
Jun 26th, 2006, 11:17 AM
:devil: It's actually what Liza Minnelli said to Judy Garland when her mum was getting married, again!


:haha:

beauty_is_pink
Jun 26th, 2006, 01:26 PM
awwww Nicole looks soooo pretty!
Keith shouldve cut his hair or something.

WonderfulLee
Jun 26th, 2006, 01:34 PM
congrats Nicole....wish u have great life together with Keith!

samsung101
Jun 26th, 2006, 04:46 PM
Good for them.

Imagine, and he didn't jump on a couch or
propose in front of a bunch of reporters? How'd
they do that?