Nicole Kidman Wedding Pictures
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban have gotten married. The all-candlelight ceremony took place just after sundown Sunday night at Sydney, Australia’s Cardinal Cerretti Memorial Chapel on St. Patrick’s Estate at Manly. Guests at the black-tie event included Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, Naomi Watts and Rupert Murdoch.
Kidman‘s wedding party consisted of her sister Antonia, who was her maid of honor, and daughter Isabella, 13, who was her bridesmaid. Antonia‘s daughter, Lucia, was a flower girl. On the groom’s side were Urban‘s brother Shane, who served as best man, and longtime buddy Marlon Holden, who produced Urban‘s first solo album in 1991.
Kidman wore a dress by Nicolas Ghesquiere for Balenciaga. Her father, Antony, walked her down the aisle under the dramatic glow of a spotlight. She kept her veil on throughout the ceremony, only lifting it when it came time to say the (very traditional) vows.
Kidman got ready at her home in Sydney’s Darling Point with Isabella and son Connor, 11, and drove to Manly with her father in a white Rolls Royce. Bella and Antonia rode just ahead of them in a matching white Rolls Royce.
"Nicole cried all the way to the church in the car and then she cried all during the ceremony and had to wipe her eyes under the veil," a guest revealed. "It was the most emotional and beautiful ceremony. Nicole looked ethereal with her veil floating, like a vision in white. … Keith cried when he looked at her.
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"It was so intense," the guest says. "When her veil was lifted, he moved right in and he grabbed her and kissed her. It was a long, passionate kiss. (Then) everything went from being quiet and elegant and intense to really loud, like we were suddenly at a soccer game. There was screaming and hollering and such excitement.
"But when Nicole and Keith looked at each other it was like they were the only two people in the room. They are so deeply in love. It was the most incredible wedding."
In lieu of gifts, guests were asked to donate to the Sydney Children’s Hospital.
Both Jackman and Crowded House’s Neil Finn performed at the reception, which had a "passion" theme and red color scheme – including red carnations hanging from huge chandeliers and red roses on the tables.
Later in the evening, the newlyweds released a statement: "We just want to thank everyone in Australia and around the world who have sent us their warm wishes."
Wedding guests including Jackman, Watts, Isabella and Connor and Urban‘s parents and brother arrived Down Under for the celebration.
"I’m very excited for my friend," Watts told reporters upon her arrival. Jackman, who arrived later that day, joked, "Wedding? What wedding?" [People]