LATEST: Charlize Theron is upset with sky-high paparazzi who turned her mother GERDA's secret wedding ceremony into a noisy affair at the weekend.

Theron was a bridesmaid at her mum's big day, which she also hosted with boyfriend Stuart Townsend in Pacific Palisades, California, on Sunday (09OCT05), but many snappers thought that was just a ruse for her own nuptials.

Theron says, "A lot of crazy people showed up in helicopters and I understand that people might think we're trying to pull one over them or something like that. It's just amazing to me, though, that once they realised (I wasn't getting married) they wouldn't go away... That was kind of rude and wrong."

Aside from the noise of buzzing helicopters, Theron enjoyed the special day: "It was really magical and beautiful and probably the most important day I've had in my 30 years of living."