10/24/2007 at 11:00 AM EDT
As his one-year wedding anniversary approaches, Tom Cruise
is reflecting on the day he married Katie Holmes
in a castle in Italy.
Asked what stands out in his memory about the wedding last November,
Cruise said that watching Holmes become a bride is the most prominent.
"I think every person has it when they look at their bride," he told Entertainment Tonight
on Tuesday at the Rome premiere of his new film Lions for Lambs.
"That's something that I'll never forget."
And, despite the frenzy of fans and media surrounding the wedding, which took place at Odescalchi Castle in Lake Bracciano, Italy, Cruise said the day managed to remain "personal."
"It was very beautiful," he said. "As big as it was from the outside, it was a very personal experience and something obviously I'll never forget."
Cruise, 45, also gave an update on the couple's 18-month-old daughter, Suri, saying, "She's just a real light and very happy, a very joyous child."
As for his love of Italy – and particularly the country's cuisine – Cruise joked that his favorite Italian phrase is, "More pasta, more pasta, preferably with truffles."