We tend to think of celebrity weddings as spectacular occasions, filling gossip columns and full page spreads in glossy magazines. Posh and Becks, Kate and William – the list of well publicized weddings is endless. But not every household names wants their special day to be shared with the world. Here are ten of the celebrity weddings that happened, as far as possible, away from the public eye.
MARY KATE OLSEN and OLIVIER SARKOZY
The “Full House” actress and designer married her fiancé in a private house in Manhattan. The half brother of the former French President Nicolas Sarkozy and the Olsen twin insisted on no cell phones during the occasion, collecting them as guests entered the venue.
MARGOT ROBBIE and TOM ACKERLEY
Rumors began to circulate during 2016 that the pair, who had met on the set of “Suite Francaise”, were to be wed. Although Margot announced officially that the engagement was on in August, following their three year romance, the actual date remained a secret. The couple were finally married privately in Australia.
JENNIFER ANISTON and JUSTIN THEROUX
The actor couple kept their marriage quiet by inviting guests under the pretext of a birthday party. ‘The Friends’ star told guests that the occasion was to celebrate the 44th birthday of her husband to be.
AIMEE MULLINS and RUPERT FRIEND
The ‘Homeland’ star and his athlete wife kept their marriage a secret for a month, until Aimee released the news on their Instagram feed. Despite the fact that it rained so badly that the ceremony had to be moved indoors, the day remained special for the loving couple.
KRISTEN BELL and DAX SHEPHERD
This one took keeping things low key to extremes. The couple celebrated their big day with no family or friends present. They were married in a courtroom in Beverly Hills in front of a judge.
SCARLETT JOHANSSON and ROMAIN DAURIAC
News of the wedding of the actress to her journalist boyfriend remained out of the news for two months when they married last year.
BEYONCÉ and JAY-Z
Not so secret, this one, as the relationship is well known. But the marriage day itself was much quieter, with the couple tying the knot in Jay Z’s New York apartment. At a concert some years later, the audience were treated to a showing of clips from the occasion.
CAREY MULLIGAN and MARCUS MUMFORD
The couple supposedly met at a Mumford and Sons concert. The group’s lead singer and his wife were married quietly in the lush and green English countryside.
GWYNETH PALTROW and CHRIS MARTIN
Going back all the way to 2003, the public remained in the dark about this marriage, when the couple joined in Santa Barbara. Sadly, the celebrity couple separated in 2014.
KERRY WASHINGTON and NNAMDI ASOMUGHA
One of the most private of all couples, it is rumored that no wedding pictures of the pair have ever been published.