How Julia and Danny Said ‘I Do’

updated 07/11/2002 AT 1:00 AM ET

originally published 07/11/2002 AT 11:05 AM ET

Let pals Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt have their 50,000 flowers, four bands and fireworks at their wedding. Last weekend’s 20-minute ceremony between Oscar winner Julia Roberts and L.A. cameraman Daniel Moder – officiated by Roberts’s longtime friend and lawyer Barry Hirsch at the actress’s 40-acre ranch – included no flower girls, no bridesmaids, no groomsmen and no celebrity guests, PEOPLE reports in its latest cover story. There was just the outline of New Mexico’s 13,000-ft. Sangre de Cristo Mountains against the star-filled sky – and Roberts, 34, in a pale-pink cotton halter dress embroidered with pearls and antique beads, and Moder, 33, in a red ruffled shirt and tan pants, exchanging simple, handwritten vows. “There was a lot of laughter,” one guest told the magazine. And a fair bit of friskiness too: “Julia and Danny kissed throughout the ceremony,” says the guest. “They kept asking, ‘Is it okay if we kiss?’ ” They did more than kiss – they tattooed too, reveals PEOPLE. Three months before exchanging their vows, says a mutual friend, the couple declared their commitment by having each other’s initials inked on their lower backs. And you thought only diamonds were forever.


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