When someone is a celebrity, planning a wedding is tough. And unlike for regular people, the issue isn't cost.
After all, most celebs have a super-sized paycheck that they can use to fund their dream wedding. The issue is the paparazzi and the press. Of course, there are some celebrities who want to sell their wedding photos to tabloids and make a little extra cash. Or, just get a little extra publicity.
However, most celebrities are a little more private. They want their big day to be just their big day—not something that the whole world gets to witness. Obviously, they'll invite their family and close friends. Even that can be an issue, though. Many celebrities are naturally friends with other celebrities, which makes it even riskier that the paparazzi will somehow find out about the event and try to take unauthorized images.
So, there's only one solution—try to keep your wedding on the down low. There are several celebrities out there who have managed to pull off a private wedding and tie the knot without any paparazzi attention. It isn't always easy, but for them, it's pretty much always worth it.
Here are 20 celebrity couples who managed to keep their wedding under wraps—and keep the paparazzi far away!
20 Miley Cyrus And Liam Hemsworth: On Again Off Again
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are pretty much young Hollywood's official on-again, off-again couple. Their relationship has gone through some ups and downs, so people never really expected that they'd tie the knot.
However, they surprised everyone by sharing a shot on IG that revealed they were not only back together—they were husband and wife!
It's certainly been quite the journey for the duo, who met ten years ago when they were much younger and working on The Last Song together. Hopefully, they've sorted out all the reasons they separated in years past and will have a strong, healthy marriage!
19 Michelle Williams And Phil Elverum: A Happy Ending At Last
Michelle Williams has experienced a fair bit of tragedy in her personal life in years past. So, if anyone knows the importance of keeping your personal relationships private, it's her. She had apparently been dating Phil Elverum, an indie musician, for a while, and revealed in an interview with Vanity Fair in July 2018 that she had actually married him!
The duo had a really small, intimate wedding in the Adirondacks where only their close friends were invited. Williams acknowledged to the magazine that "obviously I've never once in my life talked about a relationship, but Phil isn't anyone else. And that's worth something." Cute!
18 Amy Schumer And Chris Fischer: Comedy And Cuisine Unite
Amy Schumer has spent a lot of her time as a comedian talking about being single and describing all her relationship hijinx in detail. So, everyone was quite surprised when she finally found love—and it wasn't with anyone in the entertainment industry.
She met and fell for chef Chris Fischer, and after a bit of a whirlwind romance the two ended up tying the knot on February 13 last year in Malibu.
You might think that Schumer would want to make a crazy publicity spectacle out of her wedding for a few laughs, but she realized that it was a special day and she wanted to keep it all to herself.
17 Jason Momoa And Lisa Bonet: Boho Perfection
Jason Momoa and his wife Lisa Bonet had the ultimate low-key wedding because people thought they were married already! The couple has been together for well over a decade, and many assumed that they tied the knot back in 2007, a few years after they started dating.
While they're obviously committed to one another and crazy in love, they just never bothered to take that next step and make it official by becoming man and wife. However, last year, they decided that they wanted to take that step—so, they had a really small ceremony at their house in Topanga, California, to make it official.
16 Jennifer Aniston And Justin Theroux: Quiet Wedding Followed By Divorce
Jennifer Aniston has a lot of experience with her relationships being in the public eye. After all, she was married to A-List celebrity Brad Pitt for several years and was constantly featured in the tabloids once she and Pitt split and he married Angelina Jolie. So, we can totally understand why she'd want to keep any other weddings as under wraps as possible.
And, that's exactly what she did when she and Justin Theroux decided to tie the knot.
They pretended they were planning a birthday party for Theroux, and instead had a wedding with less than 100 of their family and friends at their home in Bel Air. Unfortunately, the marriage didn't end up lasting—but paparazzi crashing their wedding wasn't the reason why!
15 Alexis Bledel And Vincent Kartheiser: A Gilmore Girl And A Mad Man
Alexis Bledel and Vincent Kartheiser both have successful lives in Hollywood and have been on hugely popular television shows. You might assume that it would be impossible for them to do anything privately, but it turns out, they're pretty clever! The two tied the knot in a sunny June ceremony, and the paparazzi never even knew the wedding happened. Later on, Bledel gave birth to a son and the world didn't know she had become a mother until months down the line either.
The Bledel-Kartheiser family is super vigilant about their privacy, and obviously, it works for them! They seem totally in love.
14 Kristen Bell And Dax Shepard: Quirky Hollywood Favorites
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard famously stated that they wouldn't get married until marriage was legal for everyone—even though they had been together for years. Once legislation passed that allowed for a broader definition of marriage, they decided to make their relationship official by becoming husband and wife.
However, they didn't plan a big, typical Hollywood wedding. In fact, they didn't technically plan a wedding at all—not in the traditional sense, at least.
The two headed down to the courthouse, got a total stranger to ordain the ceremony, and then left there a married couple. Talk about a crazy story! They likely celebrated with their friends privately after the fact, though—getting married is a big deal!
13 Kerry Washington And Nnamdi Asomugha: A Match Made In Heaven
Kerry Washington and Nnamdi Asomugha are kind of a double whammy when it comes to the press. Those in the entertainment industry are dying to know what Kerry Washington is doing, and at the time they got hitched, those interested in the NFL would want the inside scoop on Asomugha. So, they were super careful about planning their wedding. They kept a tight lock on any information, invited only their closest friends, and ended up having a special day that they'll remember forever. No paparazzi invited!
It's always so impressive when celebrities manage to pull it off.
12 Blake Lively And Ryan Reynolds: The Golden Couple
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are one of Hollywood's golden couples. They seem crazy in love, and their relationship is absolutely hilarious. They're not afraid to roast one another on social media and introduce a little humor into their relationship, which we love.
However, while they roast each other on social media, they didn't want details of their wedding to spread on social media—so they made sure to keep their wedding as private as possible.
They ended up inviting quite a few celebrity friends to a private wedding in North Carolina. Having it away from prying Hollywood eyes likely helped, but still—it's impressive that they managed to pull it off!
11 Isla Fisher And Sacha Baron Cohen: Modern Comedic Icons
In his persona on screen, Sacha Baron Cohen always goes big. He's completely over the top in the best possible way—that's why fans love him! However, when it came to his wedding with actress Isla Fisher (who is also absolutely hilarious), over the top was the last thing the two wanted. Instead, they opted to have a small, romantic ceremony in Paris.
It was a traditional Jewish ceremony, and they actually only invited six guests. And, just to really ensure that no one else found out about their big day, they gave their guests very little notice—they just had to grab their plane tickets and head to Paris at the drop of a hat!
10 Zachary Levi And Missy Peregrym: Escaping Hollywood's Watchful Eye
While it likely drives the paparazzi crazy to know that they missed something big, we kind of love when celebs reveal their previously hidden weddings on social media. There's just something so playful and cheeky about it. Zachary Levi and Missy Peregrym definitely had fun with their announcement.
The two ended up tying the knot in a private ceremony in sunny Hawaii and shared the news by posting a photo on IG.
They didn't even share anything about Missy's dress, or the ceremony itself—they just rocked matching hoodies that said "Mrs" and "Mr." Adorable! We love their low key announcement.
9 Ellen Page And Emma Portner: Low-Key Star Ties The Knot
Apart from coming forth and being open and honest about her identity, Ellen Page has always kept her private life very private. So, while some people may have recognized she's attended a few events with dance teacher Emma Portner, they didn't really know how serious the relationship was. That's why the world was so stunned when Page shared an announcement on social media, captioning a few cute photos with "can't believe I get to call this extraordinary woman my wife." Too cute!
She hasn't spilled much about the actual ceremony, but we have a feeling it was a super intimate event with just close friends and family.
8 Kellan Lutz And Brittany Gonzalez: A Love Story Better Than Twilight
Women around the world fell in love with Kellan Lutz when he played the buff Emmett Cullen in the Twilight franchise. However, it seems that he's off the market—although no one knew until it had already happened! On Thanksgiving day, he and his television host girlfriend Brittany Gonzalez ended up becoming man and wife.
They kept pretty much everything under wraps, sharing the news by taking a ring selfie with their passports in "Mr" and "Mrs" passport holders.
It's no surprise that they worked so hard to keep it out of the headlines—Lutz likely invited some of his former Twilight castmates, who would definitely be a huge paparazzi draw, even now.
7 Morena Baccarin And Ben McKenzie: Television Veterans In Love
Morena Baccarin and Ben McKenzie met when they were working on the television show Gotham together, sparks flew, and the rest is history. They dated for a while before deciding to take the next step and get engaged. They shared their engagement, and many fans were speculating about when the wedding would be, and what it would be like. However, they surprised everyone by quickly planning a hidden wedding. Just seven months after the two celebrities told the world they were engaged, they had a small private wedding at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens.
They haven't revealed anything about the big day, but with a venue like that, we bet it was pretty magical!
6 Amanda Seyfried And Thomas Sadoski: A Quiet Wedding — And The Cutest Dog In Hollywood
Usually, the things that celebrities reveal on late night talk shows are pretty tame. They share silly stories about time on set, or perhaps something from their childhood that will get a laugh out of the audience.
However, when Thomas Sadoski was set to appear on The Late Late Show with James Corden, his partner Amanda Seyfried shared an IG post telling fans to tune in to his interview because he'd be sharing some "nice things."
It turns out, Sadoski ended up revealing to James Corden that he and Seyfried had tied the knot! Talk about a big reveal—that studio audience went totally nuts.
5 Adele And Simon Konecki: Britain's Golden Couple
Adele and her partner Simon Konecki have been together for quite a while. They met in 2011 when Adele was a superstar on the rise and ended up having a son together, Angelo. Their relationship was strong, but they never felt the need to actually take the next step and become husband and wife. So, when Adele referred to Simon as her husband at the Grammy awards, many people assumed she was just calling him that because, well, they've been together forever.
However, a month later when she was performing in Australia, she revealed that the two had indeed gotten married—talk about a surprise!
4 Margot Robbie And Tom Ackerley: A Low Key Aussie Event
Forget Hollywood—Margot Robbie met her boyfriend Tom Ackerley in Byron Bay, Australia, her home country, back in 2013. The two were together for quite a while, and before you know it, Margot was spotted at an airport in the Gold Coast wearing a t-shirt with "say 'I do' down under" written on it.
Then, details started emerging that she and Acklery had tied the knot in a small ceremony, where Robbie was given away by her mother and had three of her siblings in attendance.
She's shared some hilarious stories about their honeymoon and the short shorts Ackerley wore to the hotel gym, but she's kept the actual wedding pretty private.
3 Zooey Deschanel And Jacob Pechenik: Quirky Partners And Parents
Zooey Deschanel has been a staple in the entertainment industry for years now. She got her start in indie flicks and ended up becoming a mainstream success when she snagged the role of Jessica Day in the long-running sitcom New Girl. Given her star power, many assumed she wouldn't be able to keep something like a wedding under wraps, but she proved them all wrong! They made their debut on the red carpet together at the 2014 Emmy Awards, which was enough to get the rumor mill started. About a year later, they revealed that they had married in a private ceremony and also welcomed a baby girl. Insane!
2 Olivia Palermo And Johannes Huebl: A Low Key Wedding For The Socialite
Most people know Olivia Palermo for her amazing sense of style. So, they assumed that if she were to ever tie the knot, they'd document it in the pages of a fashion magazine or something like that. However, that isn't what Palermo ended up doing.
When she and German model Johannes Huebl decided to tie the knot, they arranged a teeny tiny ceremony in a park in Bedford, New York.
As Palermo stated, "we really wanted to keep this beautiful day very private and special to us and enjoyed the whole day with our family and two friends." Seems like a private ceremony was exactly what they wanted!
1 Leighton Meester And Adam Brody: From High School To The Red Carpet
When Leighton Meester and Adam Brody announced that they were engaged, people were obsessed with their relationship. They're just so cute together! They probably knew based on the amount of publicity that their engagement and dating caused that their wedding would be absolutely insane. So, they decided to make keeping their wedding private a huge priority. While many assumed the wedding would come about a year after the engagement, minimum, they stunned everyone by tying the knot a little under three months after announcing that they were engaged.
They had a tiny, under-the-radar wedding in 2014, and later welcomed a daughter.
Sources: Elle, ET Online, Hello Magazine