Monday, December 10, 2007

Brandon Routh Gets Married!

From ET Online:

Brandon Routh Gets Hitched!


The 'Superman Returns' actor marries his long-time girlfriend.

The Man of Steel is officially off the market! 'Superman Returns' star BRANDON ROUTH married longtime girlfriend, actress COURTNEY FORD, on Saturday at JON and MINDY PETERS' 3000-acre El Capitan Ranch, just outside of Santa Barbara, CA.

It was a very exclusive, intimate wedding. The 150 guests were made up of friends and family, as well as KATE BOSWORTH, Warner Bros. President and COO ALAN F. HORN and director BRYAN SINGER.

The groom was escorted down the aisle by his parents. He wore a cashmere three-piece suit, Sea Island cotton shirt, and satin tie by Looysen Fine Clothing. The bride glowed in a white JUNKO YOSHIOKA gown with Chantilly lace and intricate platinum beading, featuring a unique open back with a dramatic scallop-edged lace cowl. She was preceded down the aisle by three bridesmaids dressed in rose-red strapless gowns.

The couple wrote their own vows, which they recited, overlooking the ocean. Thousands of red roses decorated the outdoor ceremony, whose theme was country chic.

"The Insider"'s CHERYL WOODCOCK spoke to Mindy Peters, who revealed that she and Jon did about a $1 million ranch overhaul for Brandon's big day, including adding a man-made lake, rock walls and waterfalls, as well as fountains that will shoot water on cue when Routh gets the word, "You may now kiss the bride." There were also fireworks to mark the union.

California Governor ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER closed the airspace above the ranch to ensure the couple their privacy for the occasion.

A large white tent was erected for the reception, which continued the country chic theme with silk brown tablecloths, bamboo chairs, candles and red rose petals on each table. Even the six-tier vanilla cake had red roses on the top. The reception was catered by Frida of Beverly Hills. Routh showed his romantic side by serenading his bride. Another big hit of the night was a novely item -- the couple had a donut machine dispensing hot, delicious confections.

Routh and Ford became engaged in August, 2006, and have been dating for more than four years. They met while Routh was bartending at the Lucky Strike Bowling Alley for a Ford family wedding reception, so, in honor of how they met, Routh and his groomsmen went bowling the night before the wedding.


Superman Returns Star Brandon Routh Gets Married


By Michelle Tan

Sorry, Lois Lane. The Man of Steel is officially off the market.

Superman Returns actor Brandon Routh married his longtime girlfriend, actress Courtney Ford, on Saturday at the beautiful El Capitan Ranch in Santa Barbara, PEOPLE confirms exclusively.

"Even though it cooled off into the evening, I can only feel the warmth and love in this breath-taking setting," wedding planner Katie Tiffany of Tiffany Weddings said.

The bride wore a Junko Yoshioka sheath dress with Chantilly lace and platinum beading and topped off her look with pave-diamond earrings by Neil Lane – fitting since her engagement ring is also by Neil Lane. The groom traded in his tights and cape for a cashmere suit by Looysen Fine Clothing.

Routh, 28, proposed to Ford, 29, in Glastonbury, England, during last summer's Superman press tour. But the lovebirds kept the news hush-hush until he was done promoting the film. "They were so excited! It was hard to keep it to themselves," says a family friend.

The couple met four years ago. "I used to work at Lucky Strike," Routh told PEOPLE in January, referring to the hip bowling alley in Hollywood. "I was a bartender. And her brother was having his [wedding] rehearsal dinner party there."

Added Ford: "He met my whole family the day he met me."

The pair, who told PEOPLE they like to watch DVDs – particularly the special features – together, were apart for five months while Routh was shooting Superman Returns in Australia, but Ford says they relied on "nightly phone calls" to remain close.

Speaking with PEOPLE in June, Routh called Ford his personal kryptonite. "She brings me to my knees," he said.


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