bride wore a flowing white Balenciaga gown and pearl drop
Church bells rang out over Nicole Kidman's hometown Sunday to announce
her marriage to country music star Keith Urban in a lavish but intimate
ceremony attended by relatives, close friends and a smattering of Hollywood stars.
The beaming bride wore a
flowing white Balenciaga gown and pearl drop earrings. Her cream
Rolls-Royce limousine drove from her waterfront mansion across the iconic
Sydney Harbor Bridge, through streets lined with cheering fans.
Kidman, accompanied by her father, Antony, smiled and waved to
well-wishers outside the Gothic-style St. Patrick's College building,
which was dramatically floodlit for the evening ceremony.
The nuptials were held in a
small chapel on the compound atop cliffs overlooking a beach.
Urban, a Grammy-winning country music star, wore a black suit with a
white rose in his lapel
matching a bouquet clutched by Kidman.
The ceremony was private, amid intense public interest and speculation
about the details. The pastor said the Oscar-winning actress and
Nashville, Tenn.-based singer would have a traditional Roman Catholic
It was Urban's first marriage. Kidman and Tom Cruise divorced in 2001
after 10 years of marriage.
The couple released an official photograph showing them smiling and
"We just want to thank everyone in Australia and around the world who
have sent us their warm wishes," the newlyweds said in a brief statement
accompanying the photo.
They were expected to spend their wedding
night in Sydney before leaving for what local media said would be a
Fiji resort honeymoon.