Frequently, celebrities will keep their personal lives under wraps to avoid the prying eyes of paparazzi. It's not uncommon for wedding plans to be kept hidden until after the deed is done. Here are eight of our favorite secret celebrity weddings:
Blake Lively/Ryan Reynolds
The internet is blowing up with the news that the Green Lantern costars wed over the weekend at a ranch in South Carolina. They have been dating for one year. This is Lively’s first marriage and Reynolds’s second. Congratulations to the happy newlyweds!
Angelina Jolie/Billy Bob Thornton
In 2000, Billy Bob Thornton’s girlfriend Laura Dern left town to work on a movie and came back to find her guy married to someone else. Jolie and Thornton married in Vegas after dating for several weeks. The couple split in 2003.
Julia Roberts/Danny Moder
Julia Roberts and Danny Moder flew friends and family out to her ranch for what was billed as a Fourth of July party. Guests didn’t know until minutes before the ceremony began that they were, in fact, attending their wedding. The couple celebrated ten years of marriage this year.
Mark Zuckerberg/Pricilla Chan
The Facebook entrepreneur took a page from the same playbook for his wedding this past May. Friends thought they were attending a surprise party for Chan, who had just graduated medical school. However, the secret wedding had been in the works for months. Chan reportedly purchased her off-the-rack designer wedding gown the previous October.
Mariah Carey/Nick Cannon
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon kept their whirlwind romance under wraps. They married two months after meeting, but did not confirm news of the wedding until a month after the fact. The couple is still going strong. They recently renewed their vows and celebrated the first birthday of their twins.
Daniel Craig/Rachel Weisz
Very few people even knew that they were dating until they publicly announced the wedding. The ceremony was a small, low-key affair, witnessed only by immediate family members.
Ryan Reynolds/Scarlett Johansson
The weekend’s celebration was not Reynolds’s first surprise wedding. He and former spouse Scarlett Johansson got married at a small ceremony in the woods with friends.
Jennifer Garner/Ben Affleck
The pair announced that they were married when they returned from a 2005 trip to Turks and Caicos. They are still going strong, and had their third child together in February of this year.