Running off to get married without telling a soul is wildly romantic and it's not just Cheryl Cole and Jean Bernard Fernandez-Versini who think so.
While many celebrities want to share their big day with fans, that's not for everyone.
From Olivia Palermo and Johannes Huebel, who tied the knot in a hidden away park, to Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz, whose only guests were their children, many famous people are opting for small, intimate weddings.
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Cheryl Cole and her new husband Jean Bernard Fernandez-Versini
Some like Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are still going strong years later.
Meanwhile, those who've been dating a short while, say time is no barometer of their feelings – as Nicola Roberts pointed out in supporting her friend Cheryl's whirlwind wedding.
Zoe Saldana made similar comments 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."