Nicole Kidman shares rare footage from wedding to Keith Urban

Suzy Byrne
Editor, Yahoo Entertainment

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban are still madly in l-o-v-e 12 years after saying “I do”.

The pair marked their wedding anniversary this week with loving tributes to each other.

While Keith, 50, gets points for the photo he shared of his “Babygirl” doing some “celestial synergised soul dancing” behind him while he played piano, Nic wins for sharing rare footage from their Australian wedding.

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman attend the 2018 Time 100 Gala at Lincoln Center in New York, April 24, 2018. (Photo: Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)

While fans were treated to photos of mum-of-four Nicole arriving at the church on her big day in July 2006, we’ve never really seen much more.

Sure, if you poke around on the internet a bit, you’ll find the official wedding photo they released along with a statement thanking fans “around the world who have sent us their warm wishes”.

Photos of Nic arriving to the church in Manly are the most we’ve seen of their private ceremony 12 years ago. Source: Getty

But this is the first time we’ve seen footage from inside the wedding.

The 50-year-old Emmy winner says she “still feels like it was yesterday” and describes herself as a “lucky woman” in her message to her country singing hubby.

On the video we see them sharing a smooch, perhaps their first kiss as husband and wife, which the priest who officiated their wedding later ranked as “above average” in an interview with Good Morning America after the nuptials.

“I love you more.” “No, I love you more.” That’s the conversation we imagine going down between Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban in this video from their wedding day. (Image: Nicole Kidman via Instagram)

“I wouldn’t say it was the longest [kiss] in history — I’ve seen some long ones — but it was not too bad,” said the Rev. Paul Coleman. “Above average, if you want to know the truth.”

There is also a snippet of them smiling and giddy as they speak to each other, a moment witnessed by Kidman’s maid of honour, Bella Cruise, and son, Connor Cruise, both from her marriage to Tom Cruise.

Is this their “above average” first kiss? Maybe it’s not their first, but it’s one of their kisses on their wedding day in 2006. (Image: Nicole Kidman via Instagram)

The video also has scenes from both outside and inside the church — Cardinal Cerretti Memorial Chapel on St Patrick’s Estate in Manly — and the ocean.

And there’s footage that appears to be of the ride there, in a vintage Rolls-Royce, which Kidman, in a Balenciaga gown, took with her father, Antony Kidman, who died suddenly in 2014.

Nicole Kidman leaving her home on the way to Manly, Australia, for her wedding with Keith Urban on June 25, 2006. Photo: Getty Images

A wedding guest told People magazine at the time: “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.”

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.”

Her longtime friend and fellow actress Naomi Watts was among the guests, along with Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman.

Of course, Keith’s tribute to his wife was pretty cute too.

Kidman and Urban had some troubles in the early years of their marriage. She staged an intervention for him four months after their wedding, and he went to rehab for the third time, but he got sober for good.

They are parents to two daughters, Sunday Rose, nine, and Faith Margaret, seven.

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