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Ceremony details

  • More details on the wedding ceremony from the NY Daily News:

    Damon, gal pal tie knot at City Hall

    Actor Matt Damon and his girlfriend of two years quietly slipped into City Hall early yesterday and got married in a top-secret wedding in Mayor Bloomberg's ceremonial office.

    City Clerk Victor Robles presided as Damon, 35, and Luciana Barroso, 30, exchanged vows in front of Hizzoner, the bride's 6-year-old daughter, Alexa, and some friends.

    Damon, who won an original screenplay Oscar with pal Ben Affleck and stars in the current political drama "Syriana," proposed to Barroso, a former Miami bartender, shortly before Labor Day.

    They've been together for two years, and she's three months pregnant.

    Robles said the happy couple arrived amid the morning snow before 9 a.m., when most City Hall workers are due in.

    "Matt's people wanted it very hush-hush," said a source close to the newlyweds.

    The short and simple affair took place in the mayor's ceremonial office on the first floor, a plush but small room filled with modern art on loan from the Whitney Museum. The room is off-limits to the public, like the rest of Bloomberg's west wing in City Hall, and is guarded around the clock.

    Bloomberg begged off performing the ceremony, having previously sworn he'd reserve his marrying powers only for his daughters and any former mayor who asks, as Rudy Giuliani did in 2003.

    Aides said his Hizzoner - a former Boston boy, like Damon and Affleck - met the newlyweds last February, when they attended a dinner at Bloomberg's townhouse honoring visiting Olympic delegates.

    Affleck, whose wife, Jennifer Garner, gave birth last week to their first child, a daughter, didn't attend the ceremony.

    There was no word about honeymoon plans for Damon and Barroso, who share a $10.3 million Miami Beach mansion.

    The actor is in the New York film "The Good Shepherd" with Robert De Niro and Angelina Jolie.

  • This story from the New York Times has some additional details:

    Matt Damon, 35, married Luciana Bozan, 29, in a small private ceremony yesterday morning in Manhattan, said his publicist, Jennifer Allen. Ms. Allen said Ms. Bozan's 7-year-old daughter, Alexia, witnessed the ceremony.

    Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg attended the wedding, which took place at City Hall at 9 a.m., said Edward Skyler, a spokesman for him.

    The wedding was so small and sudden that even some people close to Mr. Damon did not attend.

    Mr. Damon's publicist, who was in Los Angeles, said she learned about the marriage in an early morning phone call from the actor. She said the couple would not go immediately on a honeymoon. Mr. Damon is expected tonight on the New York movie set of "The Good Shepherd," directed by Robert De Niro. Tomorrow the production will move to Europe, and Ms. Bozan will go with him.
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