The Runaway Bride: The almost wedding of Julia Roberts and Kiefer Sutherland

On June 12, 1991, what was expected to be the Hollywood wedding of the year and maybe even the decade was called off.

Publicists released this one sentence news statement: “It has been mutually agreed upon that that wedding of Julia Roberts and Kiefer Sutherland has been postponed.”

Before the unexpected announcement, 200 guests were expected to attend a star-studded ceremony on Friday June 14th, on the back lot of 20th Century Fox. 

Fox Chairman and friend of Roberts, Joe Roth had presented the couple with the use of a lavishly decorated soundstage for the wedding.  It was to be remodled to resemble a house on a Southern Plantation. (Something that was still acceptable in the 90s!)