It's official: TomKat is a lawfully wedded
psycho couple marital unit.
The crazy Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes exchanged vows Saturday in front of more than 150 guests at the Odescalchi Castle in Lake Bracciano, Italy.
"The wedding was absolutely beautiful," says a guest.
Way to elaborate and enlighten us, "guest."
With thousands of fans, photographers and TV cameras watching from afar, Cruise and Holmes were joined by family - Katie's dad, Martin, walked her down the aisle - and a slew of celebrity pals, including Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, Brooke Shields and Chris Henchy, Victoria Beckham (below, right), Jennifer Lopez, Jim Carrey and alien life forms others.
The sunset ceremony was performed by a Scientology
freak minister. The wedding party included Cruise's children, Isabella and Connor Cruise (below, left).
The best man was Cruise's best friend, David Miscavige, who happens to be the head of the Church of Scientology. Gulp. That's brainwashing, Holmes. Katie's sister, Nancy Blaylock, served as the matron of honor.
Initially, there were questions about whether Cruise and Holmes' marriage on Saturday was official - the Mayor of Bracciano, Italy, said the couple needed to have a civil ceremony in town in order to make it legal - Cruise's reps say TomKat took care of it beforehand.
"As is customary for couples marrying outside of the U.S., Cruise and Holmes officialized their marriage in Los Angeles prior to their departure for Italy," according to the statement.
For her "dream
cult wedding," Holmes wore an off-the-shoulder Armani gown with an ivory silk train adorned in Valenciennes lace and Swarovski beaded crystal embroidery. She accessorized her gown with an ivory tulle floor-length veil and ivory silk shoes. Armani, which outfitted the entire event (save for Katie's $340 thong and trademark K-Mart casual wear, of course) also supplied the bride's champagne evening gown for the reception.
Saturday's wedding started on a damp note, with scattered rain throughout the morning. Holmes and 7-month-old daughter Suri Cruise were escorted into the castle under a cluster of green umbrellas. A little over an hour later, the groom was escorted from the Hassler hotel in Rome to Lake Bracciano 18 miles away. With the sun going down, candles lit up the perimeter of the 15th-century castle as limos carrying guests drove through the gates.