Is eloping the hottest new celebrity-wedding trend? Actress Nikki Reed and her Vampire Diaries beau, Ian Somerhalder, seem to think so. The pair joined a bevy of secretive newlyweds when they recently ran off to get married without telling a soul after just 10 months of dating.
And while many celebrities want to share their big day with fans – like Kim Kardashian and Kanye West – that's not for everyone.
FromOlivia Palermo and Johannes Huebel, who tied the knot in a quiet park in New York City last year, to Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz, whose only guests were their children, many famous people are opting for small, intimate weddings.
Many of the celebrity couples who have eloped were together for many years before tying the knot, while others spontaneously solidified their relationship after only a few short months.
Some, like Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, are still going strong years later.
Zoe Saldana, who secretly married Marco Perego in 2013, has spoken out in the past about trusting her intuition. She told Marie Claire: “I do what my heart says, what my heart feels. So from the moment I met my husband, we were together. We knew.”
Here, Hello! looks at the Hollywood nuptials that took place away from the spotlight.