Celebrity weddings are known for being expensive and extravagant affairs, but not every famous couple decides to take this approach to their big day. Here are a few stars who really kept it simple.
These celebrities all opted to elope instead of having a big white wedding.
Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock
The couple eloped in 2013, after getting so overwhelmed with the wedding planning that they canceled it and opted for a private ceremony attended only by the minister and Brandon's two children. They now have two more children of their own together.
Bette Midler and Martin Von Haselberg
The couple married in 1984 a Las Vegas chapel in a ceremony officiated by an Elvis impersonator! They have one child together.
Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz
The actor and actress pair married in 2011 in a secret ceremony. Their only guests were two family friends and their two children from previous relationships.
Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz
Lucille Ball and Dezi Arnaz
The most iconic comedy duo of all-time began their marriage together in 1940 when they eloped just 6 months after meeting.
Harrison Ford Calista Flockhart
Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart
The couple got married in a surprise ceremony in 2010 at the governor’s mansion in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The couple’s son, Liam, as well as New Mexico’s governor and chief justice, were in attendance. Ford's son, Ben, was so happy for his father that he jokingly said, "Those crazy kids went off and eloped!"
Jessica Alba and Cash Warren
Jessica Alba and her producer husband Cash Warren eloped at a Beverly Hills courthouse in 2008. The only attendee was a courthouse staff member as witness. They have two children together.
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard
The couple got married in a small Beverly Hills courthouse in 2013. The entire wedding cost just $142 dollars. They have two children together.
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos
The All My Children co-stars tied the knot in 1996 in a Las Vegas chapel. When he proposed, Kelly decided she wanted to get married the next day, which is exactly what they did. They share three children.
Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott
The bride and groom were the only two in attendance when they tied the knot in Fiji in 2006. They have four children together, as well as another son from Dean's previous marriage.
Jack Black and Tanya Haden
Jack Black eloped with Tanya Haden, an artist, cellist, and singer, in 2006 in a private ceremony after just two months of being engaged. They have two children together.
Jennifer Garner Ben Affleck
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck
The couple said “I do” in a private beachside wedding ceremony in 2005. Jennifer’s Alias costar, Victor Garber, was the only guest and the officiant of the wedding. They have three children.
Isla Fisher Sacha Baron Cohen
Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen
The couple married in 2010 in a private ceremony with only six guests who were notified last-minute of the plans. They have three children.