Elizabeth Smart Ties The Knot in Hawaii


Elizabeth talks about her rescue and returning to her family. Sept. 27, 2009

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(CNN) — Elizabeth Smart, the Utah woman abducted as a teenager and held captive for months, tied the knot at a private ceremony in Hawaii over the weekend.

“Yes, Elizabeth did get married today and we are all thrilled,” said Smith’s father, Ed, on Saturday.

Smart and Matthew Gilmour exchanged vows Saturday on Oahu’s North Shore before family and friends, CNN affiliate KSL said, citing a family spokesman.

They plan to honeymoon at an undisclosed location, according to Chris Thomas, the spokesman.

“Elizabeth’s desire was for what most women want — to celebrate her nuptials in a private wedding with family and close friends,” Thomas told the affiliate.

The pair got engaged last month and planned to get married in the summer, but moved up the wedding because of the media attention, the spokesman said.

Gilmour, a native of Scotland, met his bride while she was doing missionary work in France. Smart attends Brigham Young University and also works for ABC News.

Smart made headlines in 2002 when she was kidnapped from her Salt Lake home at age 14 and held captive for nine months. Her kidnapping stunned the nation, and the media covered the monthslong search to find her.

Her abductor, Brian David Mitchell, sexually abused her during her time in captivity, and is serving life in prison for the kidnapping and assault.

Authorities rescued Smart when she, her captor and his wife were spotted wondering in Sandy, Utah, in March 2003.

Smart described the ordeal as “my nine months in hell” during court testimony two years ago.

CNN’s Leslie Tripp and Elizabeth Chmurak contributed to this report

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