Secret weddings: 20 celebrity couples who eloped

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.


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."