Hideaway Bride

07/11/2002 at 11:05 AM EDT

Or trying to. "Somewhere in the middle, someone dropped a glass and a person shouted out, 'Mazel Tov!' " says one guest. "There was a lot of laughter." And a fair bit of friskiness too. "Julia and Danny kissed throughout the ceremony," says the guest. "They kept asking, 'Is it okay if we kiss?' "

Judging from the postnuptial whooping that woke up neighbors at around 12:30 a.m., the answer was yes. Just as Hirsch happily declared Moder and Roberts husband and wife, so too did her longtime friend and business partner Elaine Goldsmith Thomas, along with husband Dan Thomas, eagerly serve as witnesses on the couple's marriage certificate. "There was great relief," says a close Roberts friend, "complete and utter joy that these two people found each other."

Dancing under the stars to tunes by the likes of Bob Marley and Sade, no one was fazed by the repeated skipping of the CD player -- or the romances of the bride, including her 21-month marriage to Lovett. "She's gloriously happy," says L.A. costume designer and good friend Michael Dennison (who was, like Judith Beylerian, the L.A. designer who created Roberts's wedding dress, and the bride's sister Lisa, who arranged to have the flowers flown in from Cornucopia in Manhattan, among the few given an advance heads-up). "These two people are deeply in love." As evidenced in part by the gleeful grin the missus flashed at her groom around 2 a.m., after everyone else had climbed into SUVs and made the short trip back to the cluster of guest houses on the property and to local inns. Looking at Moder sitting in the rear seat of a sedan driven by her security guard, Roberts playfully asked, "Shall I get in the back with you, husband?"

In the past, even some of Roberts's friends said she seemed skittish about settling down. After the ceremony those thoughts seemed as distant as the coyotes howling in the sagebrush. "She found the right person," says a guest. "There wasn't a shred of doubt about that on the property."

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