Rachel Griffiths has ''bohemian glam'' wedding -- The ''Six Feet Under'' star celebrates the new year at the altar

By Gary Susman
Updated January 02, 2003 at 05:00 AM EST
Credit: Taylor & Griffiths: Vince Bucci/Getty Images

”Six Feet Under” sexaholic Brenda may not be the best candidate for marriage (as fiancé Nate found out last season), but the actress who plays her, Rachel Griffiths, found a practical way to tie the knot, combining her wedding with a New Year’s Eve party.

After a nine-month engagement, the Aussie actress married artist Andrew Taylor on Dec. 31 in the chapel of Star of the Sea, her old school, in Gardenvale, Australia, her publicist said in a statement. Guests were encouraged to dress according to a ”bohemian glam” theme, according to the Melbourne Herald Sun. ”We wanted to embrace the sensual,” the couple said in their statement.

Griffiths wore a deconstructed silk gauze couture gown by Alberta Ferretti with Jimmy Choo flat shoes, while the groom eschewed a tux and wore an open-necked vintage Roberto Cavalli shirt. There were no bridesmaids, according to the statement, because ”the bride believes that women in their 30s should never appear in matching dresses.” However, there were three flower girls in matching fairy dresses designed by the ”Six Feet Under” costume department.

It’s the first marriage for the 34-year-old Griffiths, who has been friends with Taylor for 17 years. They’ll honeymoon for a week in Australia before she has to return to Hollywood to start filming the next season of the HBO funeral-home drama ”Six Feet Under.”