Jodi Gordon and Braith Anasta have tied the knot in Bali.
Actor Jodi Gordon’s "fairytale" wedding was a far cry from the dramatic events of 2009 when her then boyfriend, media heir, Ryan Stokes, reported her "missing" after a night out in Kings Cross with bikie Mark Judge.
Three years later, Gordon, 27, has tied the knot with Roosters NRL player Braith Anasta, 30, in a lavish Balinese ceremony.
Not even a rogue paparazzo hidden in the jungle, over-zealous security guards or a missing camera memory card could ruin her special day.
Wearing a gown by Melbourne design house J’Aton, Gordon’s dress took six months to create with a team of five people taking a total of 300 hours from start to finish.
Made from fine silk muslin and organdie with Italian tulle and several French laces, including 80-year-old vintage lace found in Paris, the ensemble was set off with Swarovski and vintage beads.
Estimates put the dress’s value at around $50,000, with the entire wedding for 120 friends and family budgeted at around $500,000.
Completing Gordon’s princess theme was the four-carat diamond engagement ring she was wearing, based on the same design as Princess Diana’s famous ring and created by Sydney jeweller, Nic Cerrone.
Anasta told the wedding party: "From day one we just clicked and got on like a house on fire."
Gordon compared her new husband to Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney: "I think Braith looked a bit like he was channelling George Clooney in his blue suit."
The couple sold the exclusive rights to the wedding for $100,000 to Woman’s Day magazine, which has been fiercely guarding the story until today’s edition, which features the newlywed’s on the cover. Among their guests were league stars Reni Maitua, Brett Finch, Willie Mason, Mitchell Pearce, Jake Friend, Aidan Guerra, Shaun Kenny-Dowall and Nate Myles and his wife, Home And Away star Tessa James.
Despite initial denials that any security measures had been taken, Gordon’s manager, Sean Anderson, confirmed to PS last week that no less than 16 SAS-level private security guards were stationed at the resort in Uluwatu where the wedding took place.
He also confirmed reports the guards had pounced on Sydney paparazzo Brendan Beirne who had been discovered in the bush adjacent to the cliff-top Itsana resort taking photos.
‘‘They found him, he was looking pretty sweaty and a bit worse for wear,’’ Anderson told PS, agreeing the guards had been particularly heavy-handed with the photographer, describing them as ‘‘very mean, tough kind of guys ... not the sort of blokes you want to mess about with.’’
Demanding camera memory cards be handed over, PS hears that only two cards were actually confiscated, with a third card still unaccounted for.
The missing memory card caused considerable angst on the day, especially when it was suggested the security guards would have to conduct a ‘‘cavity search’’ to locate it.
It was Anderson who suggested such a search was ‘‘probably not necessary’’, much to the relief of the security team.