Atlanta 2/21/2012 3:17:45 AM
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Elizabeth Smart Weds In Secret Mormon Ceremony

Just weeks after announcing her engagement, Elizabeth Smart tied the knot with Matthew Gilmour in a secret ceremony in Hawaii. A rep for the 24-year-old confirms the wedding was held at the Laie Hawaii Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Oahu’s North Shore. The ceremony was attended by close family members.

"Elizabeth's desire was for what most women want — to celebrate her nuptials in a private wedding with family and close friends. She decided, about a week ago, the best way to avoid significant distraction was to change her wedding plans and to get married in an unscheduled ceremony outside of Utah,” said family spokesman Chris Thomas.

Smart originally planned to hold the wedding this summer in Utah. She and Gilmour, 22, were engaged last month after a year of dating. The couple met in while doing missionary work in Paris.

In 2002 at the age of 14, Smart was kidnapped from her Utah home by Brian David Mitchell. She was held captive for 9 months before being rescued. Smart is currently a senior at Brigham Young University and is involved in child advocacy work through her Elizabeth Smart Foundation. She is also an ABC News contributor.


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