Stars who elope: celebrity couples who said 'I do' in secret

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Stars who elope: celebrity couples who said 'I do' in secret

While many celebrities pull out all the stops for a big, lavish wedding, some choose to tie the knot quietly, in the simplest of ceremonies. Whether they've gone for intimate nuptials on the beach or a short trip to the town hall, these famous faces have kept their special day secret.

Earlier this month, Oscar winners Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem made their love official when they wed in the Bahamas at a friend's house. The bride wore a dress designed by her pal John Galliano as she said 'I do' to her partner of three years in front of a small group of family members. The ceremony came just weeks after the famously private actor publicly declared his love for Penelope at the Cannes Film Festival

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