Less is more -- that was the theme of the day when James Van Der Beek wed Kimberly Brook at the Kabbalah Centre in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Aug. 1. "We looked at this wedding as a sacred union of our souls," James tells Life & Style exclusively about the magical, intimate ceremony. "For us, there was tremendous freedom in not having to worry about the food getting cold or the DJ playing 'YMCA' again!"
Having the wedding in Israel was important to the couple because they met there a year ago, after James had separated from his wife of six years, Heather Ann McComb. "I first noticed Kimberly in Jaffa," says the deeply spiritual actor, who was studying kabbalah in that ancient city. "I was telling my friend and teacher Shalom [who was at the wedding] that after everything I'd been through, I finally felt ready for a relationship -- someone I could grow old with, change with...a soul mate. I was in midsentence when, from behind us, a female voice interrupted. At first I was annoyed -- who had the nerve to butt in on such an important revelation? Then I turned around and saw her."
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