Hotel heiress Nicky Hilton and her new husband TODD MEISTER originally planned to wed in the autumn (04), before shifting their nuptials to Sunday (15AUG04).

Nicky shocked fans when she announced her marriage to the New York money manager, and while her older sister PARIS was the only family member at the Las Vegas ceremony, the brunette beauty's publicist insists the wedding wasn't as impromptu as it seemed.

Her spokesperson ELLIOT MINTZ says, "They were planning on getting married this fall, but while in Las Vegas they felt there'd be less attention if they did it there.

"They also felt it would be more intimate. And it was. This was not a spontaneous decision. Todd had actually proposed several weeks earlier."

20/08/2004 02:36