Every couple has its quirks, including heinously lame inside jokes (to outsiders) that are actually rib-tickling gems (to the two insiders). To each his or her own, we say. Especially when it comes to making your coupling officially official. Some prefer huge, blowout celebrations, and others favor smaller, more intimate gatherings. Either way, just like every couple, every wedding is unique in its own right. Here, ten adorable celeb couples who opted for a more unconventional wedding celebration.
1. JESSICA ALBA AND CASH WARREN’S BEVERLY HILLS BASH
Alba wore a simple blue dress and a ponytail to her modest wedding, which included only herself, her soon-to-be hubby and the wonderful staff of the Beverly Hills courthouse.
2. GISELE BÜNDCHEN AND TOM BRADY’S RACE TO THE ALTAR
After two years of dating, Brady proposed to Bündchen on January 9, 2009. Less than two months later , the couple officially tied the knot on February 26, 2009, with a small celebration that included Brady’s ex-wife Bridget Moynahan and their 18-month-old son, John.
3. SOLANGE KNOWLES AND THE IMPECCABLE OUTFIT CHANGE
While Knowles wore a caped dress during her New Orleans wedding ceremony in 2014, she changed into a stunning plunging ivory jumpsuit for the reception. Have you ever seen a more elegant bike-riding bride? We didn’t think so.
4. DIANNA AGRON AND WINSTON MARSHALL’S MOROCCAN-THEMED CELEBRATION
In October 2016, Agron married Mumford & Sons banjo player Marshall. The couple opted for a faraway land, multiple day celebration in Morocco. Even more exciting than the destination itself is the fact that guests arrived at the ceremony—wait for it—via camel.
5. KELLY RIPA AND MARK CONSUELOS’S SIN CITY ESCAPADE
What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas. Just ask Ripa and Consuelos, who exchanged their vows in Sin City in May 1996 at a magical place called the Chapel of the Bells.
6. JENNIFER ANISTON AND JUSTIN THEROUX’S BACKYARD WEDDING
In August 2015, the couple tied the knot at their Bel Air, California, home. Props to the ridiculously good-looking pair for being absolute party geniuses and arranging an extremely private bash for their closest friends and family from the comfort of their own home.
7. SARAH JESSICA PARKER AND MATTHEW BRODERICK’S BIG SURPRISE
In May 1997, 100 of Parker and Broderick’s closest friends and family showed up to (what they thought was) a regular old cocktail party. SURPRISE! Carrie Bradshaw and Ferris Bueller are getting hitched!]
8. KATE WINSLET AND NED ROCKNROLL’S WEDDING PARTY OF 3
The year was 2012 and Winslet, her two children and her soon-to-be hubby, Rocknroll (scout’s honor, that’s his real last name), gathered for an intimate wedding celebration perfectly suited to the low-key family. As Rocknroll anxiously waited for his bride to stroll down the aisle, whom does he see escorting her chivalrously arm-in-arm? None other than Mr. Jack Dawson. Yes, Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) escorted Rose (Winslet) down the aisle for a wedding of Titanic proportions. Sorry had to.
9. KRISTEN BELL AND DAX SHEPARD’S COURTHOUSE WEDDING
Similar to Warren and Alba, Bell and Shepard exchanged vows at the Beverly Hills courthouse. Despite being together for six years and having two beautiful children, the couple refused to wed until marriage equality existed in the U.S., and waited for the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) to overturn in 2013 to make it official. (And by official, we mean Bell proposed to Shepard via Twitter). The best.
10. CHRISSY TEIGEN AND JOHN LEGEND’S DOUBLE WHAMMY WEDDING
Traditional is not a word we often associate with Teigen and Legend, and we absolutely love them for that. Prior to their gorgeous wedding extravaganza in Lake Como, Italy—which was attended by Kanye West, Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder and Brooklyn Decker, to name a few—Teigen gave all of herself to Legend in a spur-of-the-moment courthouse ceremony just days before the big event.