Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt tied the knot last week in a private, nondenominational civil ceremony took place in a small chapel on their property in France in front of 20 friends and family. Angelina and Brad are the latest in a long list of celebrities who are opting for small, intimate and casual weddings, instead of lavish, multi-million-dollar affairs. The trend is definitely catching on (i.e. the growing popularity of Pop Up Weddings).
Here is a list of 12 other celebs that prove, just because you have a million dollars to spend on your wedding—doesn’t mean you should. And we couldn’t agree more!
- Julia Roberts and Danny Moder’s wedding was so low-key, their guests didn’t even know what they were up to until the last minute. Roberts and Moder invited friends and family to their New Mexico ranch to celebrate the Fourth of July in 2002. At around midnight, however, the couple stepped under a canopy and surprised everyone by saying “I do.” Guests dined on barbecue, and the next morning Roberts made pancakes for guests’ kids who had spent the night. (My personal favorite)!
- Keira Knightley married her fiance, musician James Righton, in a simple ceremony at the town hall in Mazan, France.
- Harrison Ford married Calista Flockhart at the New Mexico Governor’s Mansion in 2010. The ceremony was attended by the couple’s son and a few other guests. Ford reportedly wore jeans, while Flockhart wore a white sundress.
- Kate Winslet married Ned Rocknroll in New York in 2012. The wedding was attended by 12 guests. Leonardo DiCaprio reportedly walked Winslet down the aisle.
- Zoey Saldana and Marco Perego secretly wed in a super-small but very romantic and beautiful ceremony attended by just a few close friends and relatives. The icing on the surprise wedding cake? The couple announced they were expecting their first child together in July 2014!
- Kerry Washington and Nnamdi Asomugha said “I do” in super-secret hushed ceremony witnessed only by their nearest and dearest. Minister Chisaraukwu Asomugha of Silver Spring, MD officiated over the 2013 ceremony.
- Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka finally tied the knot after a long 8-year engagement, in a romantic and intimate ceremony in Italy. They were joined by close family and friends. And, of course, the couple’s close friend Sir Elton John gave a special performance at the reception.
- Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green had only one guest at their 2010 wedding: Green’s son, Kassius. They tied the knot on the beach at in Hawaii.
- Matt Damon wed bartender Luciana Barrosoi at New York City Hall in 2005, with just a handful of guests.
- Naya Rivera and Ryan Dorsey tied the knot in a surprise ceremony in Cabos San Lucas, Mexico in July on Ryan’s 31st birthday. The Glee star and actor married in front of a small group of close family.
- Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz’s wedding in New York in 2011 included only Craig’s daughter, Weisz’s son and two friends.
- Julianne Moore and writer-director Bart Freundlich married in 2003 at an undisclosed location, with a mere 36 guests at the wedding.
Whether they were hoping to escape the paparazzi or just preferred a more intimate setting, they chose to say “I do” without all the fuss and tie the knot in their own unique way. So if you love the idea of exchanging vows in a private, intimate setting, with all of the style and photos of a magazine-worthy wedding but none of the fuss, an Extravagant Elopements wedding is just what you need!
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