Nana Glen, Australia
Russell Crowe married Danielle Spencer on his 39th birthday, April 7, 2003. The wedding was held during a three-day celebration at Crowe’s 560-acre cattle farm in Nana Glen, New South Wales, Australia. The ceremony itself took place in a domed chapel on the farm, built a year earlier for the wedding of Russell’s brother, Terry Crowe.
The bride wore an ivory Chantilly lace Giorgio Armani gown and arrived at the ceremony in a Mercedes. Her car followed a motorcade of Harley Davidsons belonging to the groom and his attendants. Each attendant was given a $50,000 bike from the groom as a thank you.
Russell entered the chapel donning a long Armani jacket with embroidered crests of the Crowe and Spencer families. He was joined at the altar by his bride, who walked down the aisle to a violinist playing Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March.” Australian singer Wendy Matthews followed with a performance of “The Water Is Wide,” before the couple exchanged vows and Cartier wedding bands. The ceremony was officiated by Melbourne priest Phillip Higgins.
Following the nuptials, a reception was held in a tent on the property. The Australian Chamber Orchestra performed during dinner, and guests hit the dance floor for Crowe’s band, 30 Odd Foot Of Grunts, along with Abba cover band B’jorn Again. Guests were also treated two different wedding cakes — a four-tier traditional cake and a smaller one made of profiteroles.
The newlyweds spent their honeymoon close to home on the East coast of Queensland, Australia, in the towns of Mackay and Rockport.