When it comes to celebrity weddings, it’s likely that you always picture elaborate, out-of-this-world events. This may be the case in most instances. But some celebrities prefer to keep it small.
They live their lives in the spotlight and perhaps this ignites a desire to keep things small and private on their special day. Over the years, a few celebrities have kept it very small…courthouse ceremony small.
Dax Shepard and Kirsten Bell wed in the Beverly Hills County Clerk’s Office, Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa married in a Los Angeles Courthouse, and John Legend and Chrissy Teigen made it official in a New York City courthouse. But these aren’t the only ones!
City Hall is a common destination for private nuptials. The most popular City Hall venue is the one residing in New York City. But celebs have been seen tying the knot in Paris’ City Hall too!
Here are some celebs who went the intimate route:
Ellen Pompeo and Chris Ivery
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The Grey’s Anatomy actress married record producer Chris Ivery in NYC at a secret City Hall ceremony, in November 2007. They kept things as quiet as possible, even using underground tunnels to sneak into the building.
Supermodel Emily Ratajkowski wed her producer and actor husband at City Hall in February 2018, mere weeks after meeting him.
Michael C. Hall and Morgan Macgregor
The Dexter star went small for his third wedding. He and his bride Morgan Macgregor wed in the NYC City Hall in 2016.
Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber
In September 2018, Baldwin and Bieber tied the knot in the NYC City Hall. According to PEOPLE, the pair did so even though they were advised not to. A year later they celebrated their nuptials again in more traditional fashion with a star-studded reception in South Carolina.
Matt Damon And Luciana Barroso
The actor met his wife in 2002 and they wed in 2005. Instead of having a big ceremony, they kept it very simple with a City Hall wedding. In 2013, they renewed their vows with a much fancier event at a resort with lots of well-known celebrities in attendance.
Salma Hayek and Francios Pinault
The pair made it official on Valentines Day 2009 in Paris’ City Hall. Not long after, they had a ceremony and reception in Venice, Italy.
Eva Longoria and Tony Parker
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The couple had a small ceremony in a Paris City Hall before celebrating at a 250-person wedding after! Unfortunately, the pair split in 2011.
Christina Perri and Paul Costabile
The songstress kept it extra casual, wearing black combat boots, as she wed her entertainment reporter husband at NYC’s City Hall in 2017.
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