Cruise, Holmes get married in Italian castle in medieval town

Saturday, November 18th 2006, 2:15 pm
By: News On 6

BRACCIANO, Italy (AP) In a fairy tale setting, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes exchanged wedding vows Saturday in a glowing 15th century castle in this medieval lakeside town.

Cruise's publicist, Arnold Robinson, confirmed that the evening ceremony had taken place and said he would release details later.

Oil-fed torches and tiny candles flickered from the battlements and windows of the Odescalchi castle as the couple and fellow celebrities gathered for the ceremony in the town about 27 miles northwest of Rome.

One of the guests was the couple's daughter, 7-month-old Suri, who was dressed in white and arrived in her mother's arms.

Holmes wore a black dress and boots before she changed into a Giorgio Armani gown for the ceremony. Cruise came from Rome, where the family had been staying in a luxury hotel near the Spanish Steps, in a van and, sporting dark shades, waved to fans.

When the groom drove up, Holmes, anxiously gesturing with a hand, watched from a castle window.

Other VIPs arriving in limousines or vans through the castle gates included Brooke Shields, Richard Gere, Jennifer Lopez and Jim Carrey.

People magazine also reported that Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, along with David Beckham and his wife, Victoria, also came to the castle. The TV show ``Entertainment Tonight'' said that Italian singer Andrea Bocelli serenaded the couple after the ceremony.