Hey, they’re just folks!

They\'re normal, just like you and me. No, really.

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban were apparently able to enjoy the “normal wedding” they wanted. Except that according to The Independent, that ‘normal wedding’ was “a spectacle worthy of her box-office hit Moulin Rouge.” (Pics are here)

Earlier in the week, Urban’s manager Rob Potts told the media that the couple simply wanted to celebrate with friends and family. To that end, details surrounding the nuptials were kept secret.

As the actress, 39, arrived at the imposing gothic-style St Patrick’s College building in Sydney pursued by helicopters yesterday, she was greeted by a crowd of onlookers, many of whom had sought vantage points in trees and on walls.

The cheering fans and throng of paparazzi surged forward towards the cream Rolls-Royce as the police tried to clear a path and security guards kept unwanted gatecrashers from scaling a high wire fence.

After the bells rang to indicate the end of the ceremony, the couple released just one photograph showing the statuesque Kidman looking elegant in a white Balenciaga gown and flowing veil, designed by Nicolas Ghesquière, beside Urban, 38, in a black suit with a white rose boutonniere to match her bouquet. “We just want to thank everyone in Australia and around the world who have sent us their warm wishes,” they said in a brief statement.

While I tend to be cynical about celebrity marriages, I of course wish the couple a happy, long life.

4 Responses to “Hey, they’re just folks!”

  1. Ninjarina says:

    Livejournal’s “Oh no they didn’t” community has pictures up. I liked her gown and veil but good lord, that woman has GOT to stop botoxing herself.

  2. Never teh Bride says:

    I’ve always wondered why Kidman’s forehead is so damn huge! It’s filled with Botox!

  3. hey don’t say that about our Nic!
    nah, my fiancee and I actually drove up later that evening to see if there was anything to be seen at the church, but it was a very secure location (not that we were even going to get out of the car). I feel sorry for them, they were just trying to get married and they were absolutely hounded by media for a week.

  4. Never teh Bride says:

    Tis the bane of the celebrity existence 🙁 I do feel bad for the fact that famous types can’t enjoy a peaceful moment with their loved ones on the special days of their lives.