Danny Moder and Julia Roberts – Surprise Independence Day Midnight Wedding

Wedding Date: July 4, 2002 in Taos, New Mexico

Cameraman Danny Moder met Julia Roberts, the beautiful Pretty Woman star, on the set of their film, The Mexican, in 2000. At the time of filming, Moder was three-years deep into his marriage with makeup artist, Vera Steimberg, and Roberts was in the midst of a four-year relationship with actor, Benjamin Bratt. Moder’s divorce was finalized in October 2001 and he and Julia continued their serious, but low-key courtship. The couple exchanged their wedding vows in a surprise midnight ceremony in front of 60 guests, on July 4, 2002, at Roberts’ ranch in Taos, New Mexico. The guests, who thought they were invited to an Independence Day Party, were treated to a full day of barbecuing and football, only to be urged by Roberts to stick around until midnight, when they were asked to be seated in lawn chairs around a 19th-century adobe meeting house on the property. As candles and Chinese lanterns were lit, the blind sighted guests witnessed Moder get down on one knee and propose. The wedding, which immediately followed the proposal, was officiated by Roberts’ lawyer and the couple exchanged handwritten vows in the simple, 20-minute ceremony. Moder and Roberts’ twin children, Hazel Patricia Moder and Phinnaeus “Finn” Walter Moder, were born in 2004 while their third child, Henry Daniel Moder, was born in 2007.

Current Status: Married, three children

Danny Moder and Julia Roberts – Surprise Independence Day Midnight Wedding

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