As America's eyes were clung to pictures of Chelsea Clinton's wedding
to Marc Medvinsky, actor James Van Der Beek, who rose to fame when he starred in the popular television show "Dawson's Creek," decided to go for a Jewish wedding all the way and married Kimberly Brook, who is carrying his child, on Sunday in Israel.
The couple arrived in Israel
for the birthday celebrations of Rabbi Shraga Berg, founder of the Kabbalah Center in Jerusalem and famous teacher of Madonna and other celebrity fans of the red string bracelet.
Van Der Beek in stately white
The bride showed up to the event wearing a black dress, hiding her baby bump with a dress bag containing her wedding dress. Van Der Beek showed up decked out in white from head to toe.
The small ceremony was held at the Kabbalah Center in Tel Aviv and was officiated by Berg's son, Rabbi Yehuda Berg, who also married Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher. The wedding was held in secret during the evening hours near Dizengoff Square. Close friends flown in on a private flight attended. Katie Holmes, James' co-star on Dawson's Creek, was not among them.
Ladies and gentleman - the bride!
Did somebody say it's hot here?
The newlyweds will honeymoon on a tour of holy sites around the country, visiting the graves of the righteous in Jerusalem and the Galilee.
(Photos: Yoni Tuvali)