There are two kinds of people; one type is who like to turn their weddings into an extravaganza for everyone to admire. The other prefers to turn their nuptials into a private ceremony, away from the public eyes. In fact, fans aren’t even aware that two stars have been engaged before learning about their engagement in some cases.
For a lot of celebrities, spending almost all their lives surrounded by the camera gets exhausting. Their wedding day is one day they like to keep special and close to their heart. However, how it is that these stars manage to escape the paparazzi and plan and attend a whole wedding, we’ll never know. From Scarlett Johannsson to Joe Jonas, here are our favorite celebrity weddings that happened far, far away from the public eye.
1.Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley, 2016
The Once Upon a Time in Hollywood actress and long-time boyfriend Tom Ackerley planned such a secretive wedding ceremony that not even all those invited to the wedding were informed about the location. The marriage was in Robbie’s native place, Australia, with only 50 guests who had their phones and cameras confiscated.
2.Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost, 2020
The Marriage Story actress and her husband Colin Jost announced that they’d gotten secretly married via the Meals on Wheels Instagram account. In an intimate ceremony with family and friends, they got married while following all COVID-19 guidelines set by the CDC. They also extended a request to their fans to donate to @mealsonwheelsamerica to celebrate the happy couple.
3.Beyoncé and Jay-Z, 2008
Beyonce and Jay-Z have always been private about their lives. That didn’t change when in 2008, Sasha Fierce privately tied the knot in Jay-Z’s TriBeCa apartment. Their wedding list was small, with only about 40 guests. However, the wedding was an extravagant and all-out one. A tent in one of the rooms had 70,000 white dendrobium orchids. Talk about grand!
4. Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner, 2019
Fans all over the world were well aware that Joe Jonas and the Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner were planning to get married in France. However, when they decided to tie the knot in Las Vegas ahead of time, fans were surprised.
5. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, 2012
The Definitely, Maybe actor and Blake Lively do enjoy pulling each other’s leg on social media. But when it came to getting married, they were tight-lipped about the whole affair. The couple had never even revealed that they were engaged. The nuptials took place in an intimate ceremony in Mount Pleasant, North Carolina.
There’s not much known about the wedding, but we’ve heard rumors about a Marchesa gown and some Florence + the Machine vibes!
6. Ed Sheeran and Cherry Seaborn, 2019
Sheeran is very secretive about his private life, and his wedding was no exception. Many rumors went around about the marriage of Ed Sheeran and Cherry Seaborn before Sheeran finally gave in and confirmed that he had, in fact, wed Seaborn secretly. He addressed Seaborn as his ‘wife’ in his song Remember The Name. He explained in an interview that he wrote this song before he and Seaborn got married, as he knew she’d be his wife by the time the song was released.
7. Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux, 2015
This couple’s marriage was as surprising as their breakup. After three years of dating, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux tied the knot in an intimate and surprise ceremony in Bel Air, California. With only 70 guests that included friends and family, the wedding was top-secret. The guests were told that they were going to attend Theroux’s birthday party, not his wedding. If that isn’t clever, we don’t know what is!
8. Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski, 2016
The Mean Girls actress and boyfriend Thomas Sadowski got married in September 2016. However, they revealed the big news of their marriage only in March 2017. We wonder how they kept it under the wraps that long. According to Sadowski, the event was spontaneous as they had eloped. The couple rushed to the country along with an officiant and made their vows. A genuinely dreamy story!
9. Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, 2015
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis met on the sets of The 70s Show. However, not everyone is aware of the deets on their marriage. In 2015, when Kunis appeared on The Late Late Show with Jams Corden, she was tight-lipped about whether she and Kutcher had tied the knot yet. She neither fully accepted nor denied the rumors. However, in July 2015, it was revealed that the two had married in Oak Glen, California, in an intimate ceremony with close friends and family. The couple also announced that their wedding rings were bought from Etsy for a total of $190.
10. Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, 2016
The How I Met Your Mother actor and beau David Butka dated for ten years before they got married. Neil Patrick Harris tweeted a picture of their wedding in September 2016. The beautiful wedding took place in a grand castle in Italy. Both grooms had dressed in Tom Fords, too. John Elton had sung at the wedding of the happy couple.
11. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, 2005
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck met on the sets of their movie Pearl Harbor. A few yearslater, when they played opposite each other in Daredevil, their chemistry truly came across on screen and otherwise. In 2005 June, it was revealed that the couple had secretly wed in Turks and Caicos. Even though Garner filed for divorce in 2017, the two still continue to co-parent their kids.
12. John Cena & Shay Shariatzadeh, 2020
John Cena and girlfriend Shay Shariatzadeh took their fans by surprise when they announced that they had gotten married in the attorney’s office in Tampa, Florida. The low-key ceremony took place amid an ongoing worldwide pandemic.
Fans are waiting to see if the happy couple will throw a bigger ceremony once the restrictions are lifted.