For some Hollywood stars, romance goes a little like this: First comes love… then comes a totally hush-hush wedding ceremony that no one was expecting. In honor of Adam Brody and Leighton Meester's recent surprise nuptials, we're looking back at a wealth of celebs that walked down the aisle in secret. Read on to see which stars had surprise ceremonies!
Adam Brody and Leighton Meester
Adam Brody and Leighton Meester shocked fans worldwide when they married in a super quiet ceremony in February 2013. The news came exactly a year after they were reported to be a couple, and just mere months after it was reported that they were engaged. Regardless of the fact that they kept the wedding on the down-low, fans couldn't be any more ecstatic for the couple (Seth Cohen and Blair Waldorf are married!), especially after Brody briefly confirmed that the two are indeed living in wedded bliss.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
Like her 'Gossip Girl' co-star, Blake Lively tied the knot with Ryan Reynolds in secret in a stunning southern ceremony at Boone Hall Plantation just outside of Charleston, S.C. The couple got hitched in early September 2012, and Florence + the Machine performed for the happy couple -- and their many celeb guests -- at the reception. While the hush-hush wedding was kept under wraps for most of us, Martha Stewart knew for sure, and Martha Stewart Weddings featured -- and helped to plan -- the beautiful southern soiree.
Beyonce and Jay Z
Years before Beyonce shocked the world with her surprise album, she surprised everyone when she and Jay Z married in a secret wedding ceremony in 2008. Keep in mind, it was not the nuptials themselves that were surprising -- after all, Bey and Jay had been together for six years at that point -- it was the secretive, quiet ceremony. After obtaining a marriage license in Scarsdale, N.Y., the newly crowned Mr. and Mrs. Carter married in a super hush-hush ceremony at Jay Z's penthouse surrounded by 40 of their closest friends and family.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel
JT and JB (that would be Jessica Biel, of course) married in October 2012 in southern Italy, but the details were super secretive. While there was buzz that the superstar duo would be tying the knot that weekend, the specifics were so private that even the guests didn't know exactly where the ceremony would be held.
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard
After dating for six years, Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard married in an extremely low-key ceremony in October 2013 that actually garnered them the title of "World's Worst Wedding" by their friends. Before the 'Frozen' actress and Shepard could legally become husband and wife in the Beverly Hills courthouse, they had to frantically scramble to find someone perform the ceremony. Their friends later joined them for a small celebration, and gave them a cake with the phrase "World's Worst Wedding" emblazoned on it, Shepard proudly told Jimmy Kimmel. The two later calmly announced their marriage via Twitter.
Kate Winslet and Ned Rocknroll
Kate Winslet's third marriage -- this time to Ned Rocknroll -- was so hush-hush that the news didn't come out until a few weeks later. "I can confirm that Kate Winslet married Ned Rocknroll in NY earlier this month in a private ceremony attended by her two children and a very few friends and family,” Kate’s UK rep told Us Weekly in December 2012. “The couple had been engaged since the summer." One particularly important guest? Winslet's 'Titanic' and 'Revolutionary Road' co-star Leonardo DiCaprio, who reportedly walked her down the aisle.
Stacy Keibler and Jake Pobre
George Clooney's ex-GF wasted no time in tying the knot with another man after splitting from the A-list (and notoriously single) star. Keibler married boyfriend Jared Pobre on a Mexican vacation on March 8, 2014 -- just nine months after her split from Clooney. The wedding was so hush-hush that the bride and groom didn't even tell guests they were going to be getting married: Nope, the attendees simply thought they were going on an impromptu vacation. Surprise!
Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford
'Gatsby' actress Carey Mulligan and Mumford & Sons singer Marcus Mumford didn't want to wait to walk down that aisle! The cute couple, who were reportedly pen pals in their youth (how sweet is that?!) started dating in February 2011 and tied the knot in April 2012, just over a year later.
Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr
Maybe this was Victoria's Secret! Orlando Bloom and Victoria's Secret Angel Miranda Kerr got married on the DL in July 2010 in a super quiet ceremony. Though details of their wedding still remain vague, it's unlikely we'll be getting them any time soon, considering the two are now separated.
Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green
Despite dating for six years, it took two engagements before bombshell Megan Fox and 'Beverly Hills 90210' alum Brian Austin Green tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in June 2010 while on vacation in Hawaii. The ceremony was so intimate and low-key, in fact, that the bride, groom and Green's son Kassius were the only attendees -- along with the officiant, of course.