Just because they’re celebrities doesn’t mean their weddings have to come with all the bells and whistles.
In fact, plenty of Hollywood’s biggest couples have taken the low-key route when it came time to say “I Do.”
As Gossip Girls star Penn Badgley surprised fans by subtly marrying Domino Kirke in a Brooklyn courthouse on a Monday no less, the new Mr. and Mrs. added themselves to a growing list of famous pairs who escaped the wedding spectacle typically expected of Hollywood’s rich and famous.
From quiet civil ceremonies to Las Vegas elopements, these fellow stars vowed until death do they part in similar no-frills fashion.
“it was still one of the best days of my life,” Bell said on CBS This Morning.
Seven months after the ceremony and the birth of their first daughter, Honor, they celebrated their marriage with an official reception at their home.
The wedding was so simple that there weren’t even flowers in the room. Despite the bare ritual, the newlyweds seemed to love every minute of their special day.
“It was really lovely. They were really happy. You could see it. They were laughing and sharing this moment with family,” Navello added. They were really simple, nice people…They seemed very happy and in love.”
“We didn’t have cake because he was so cheap,” Ripa recalled on her show years later.
As for her white dress, “it was $199 on final clearance sale,” she told her audience.
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While they redid their nuptials, stars like Stanley Tucci and Chris Hemsworth watched from the audience. As for the price tag, the actor reportedly rented out the entire Sugar Beach Resort on the island.