Julia Roberts marries cameraman. The ''Runaway Bride'' star weds ''The Mexican'' cameraman Danny Moder in a secret midnight July 4 ceremony on her New Mexico ranch
Julia Roberts
Credit: Julia Roberts: All Star/Globe Photos

If you’re throwing a celebrity wedding, here are some tips from Julia Roberts on how to keep the paparazzi away: First, deny for days that the tent party you’re throwing is a wedding, even though your invitation tells the guests to wear ”white linen.” Host the gala at a fairly remote location, like your ranch in Arroyo Seco, N.M., outside Taos. And have the ceremony at midnight. In a rainstorm. On July 4.

That’s what Roberts did early Thursday morning when she married Danny Moder, the 33-year-old cameraman she met on the set of last year’s film ”The Mexican.” E! reports that the Independence Day ceremony was Moder’s idea, since he became independent from makeup artist Vera Steinberg, his wife of five years, only last month. The couple had been seeing each other ever since Roberts’ four-year relationship with Benjamin Bratt ended last summer. (Bratt has since wed his ”Piñero” costar Talisa Soto.)

The guest list reportedly included about 50 friends and relatives, including such names as Steven Soderbergh (who directed Roberts in ”Ocean’s Eleven,” this summer’s upcoming ”Full Frontal,” and her Oscar-winning role in ”Erin Brockovich”), George Clooney (her ”Ocean’s” costar), and Brad Pitt (her costar in ”Ocean’s” and ”The Mexican”). Published reports differ, however, on whether any of those three attended. Clooney was widely reported to have been in Kentucky the next day for the funeral of his aunt, singer Rosemary Clooney, who died a week ago.

The New York Daily News reports that the bride wore a long, faded-pink gown by designer Judith Deylerian and had her hair styled by Serge Normand. Moder wore a Deylerian-designed red ruffled shirt and no jacket, the paper says.

It’s the second marriage for Roberts, 33. She was married to singer Lyle Lovett for 21 months, from 1993 to 1995. Before that, she famously left fiancé Kiefer Sutherland days before their scheduled 1991 wedding, turning up in Ireland with Jason Patric. Unlike at her wedding to Lovett, the previously barefoot bride wore shoes this time, the Daily News reports.