Priest at Kidman Wedding: First Kiss 'Not Too Bad'

June 26, 2006 — -- The much-anticipated first kiss between husband and wife Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman was "above average," according to the man who married them in Sydney, Australia, on Sunday evening.

"I wouldn't say it was the longest [kiss] in history -- I've seen some long ones -- but it was not too bad," Father Paul Coleman, the Kidmans' family priest, told "Good Morning America."

"Above average, if you want to know the truth."

Just after sundown, Kidman, 39, entered the candle-lit Cardinal Cerretti Memorial Chapel on St. Patrick's estate wearing an ivory empire line silk organza and lace dress designed by Nicolas Ghesquiere for Balenciaga. Her famous locks were flowing and curly under a long veil, and she carried a simple bouquet of white roses.

"She sort of had a radiant glow around her," Coleman said. "It took my breath away, and it took the breath of Keith -- and most of us -- away."

Kidman's wedding party consisted of her sister Antonia, who was maid of honor, and 13-year-old daughter Isabella who was her bridesmaid. Antonia's daughter, Lucia, was a flower girl. Urban's brother, Shane, was best man, and Kidman's son Connor, 11, was also reportedly part of the ceremony.

Coleman said Kidman's and Urban's eyes were "moist" as they exchanged the traditional Catholic wedding vows.

"They said that very clearly with great sense of what they were doing," Coleman said.

The Oscar winner and Grammy winner attended premarital counseling with Coleman in the Catholic tradition.

The priest said that they had focused on the couple's relationship with God and each other, and that he had stressed that they should always make time for each other in the future.

It is Urban's first marriage, and Kidman's second after her 10-year union with Tom Cruise ended in 2001.

"After they kissed, the whole place erupted in a great round of applause with cheers and joyous sounds," Coleman said. "It was an explosion, really, and a wonderful moment."

'Making Memories of Us'

At the reception, Urban, 38, reportedly serenaded his new bride with one of his own songs, "Making Memories of Us."

Neil Finn followed Urban to the microphone, singing the Crowded House song "Fall at Your Feet."

Actor Hugh Jackman also reportedly took a turn at the mic, singing Peter Allen's "Tenterfield Saddler," and Russell Crowe -- one of four Oscar winners in attendance, along with Kidman, director Jane Campion and designer Catherine Martin, wife of Baz Luhrmann -- spoke at the reception.

Actress Naomi Watts and media mogul Rupert Murdoch were also among the approximately 230 guests who danced into the early-morning hours.

"I couldn't last that distance," Coleman said. "They were dancing by half past 10, and were dancing well into the morning."

Guests dined on chicken and salmon, sipped Moet, and departed with favors of Tiffany desk clocks. In lieu of wedding gifts, the couple provided guests with a list of charities and asked them to donate.

The couple issued an official portrait last night, along with a brief statement: "We just want to thank everyone in Australia and around the world who have sent us their warm wishes."

Kidman and Urban were believed to have spent their wedding night in Sydney before leaving for Fiji for their honeymoon.

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