After a year of playing coy about their romance, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds shocked fans by tying the knot on Sept. 9 at the Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant, S.C.
So why did the news leave everyone's jaws on the floor?
For starters, the pair hadn't been dating that long; Reynolds split from ex-wife Scarlett Johansson just two years ago, and Johansson has been quite vocal about the difficulty she’s faced moving on.
More surprising, though, is the movie stars' ability to keep their nuptials under wraps.
While most brides can’t wait to share their wedding plans with loved ones, these Hollywood duos have managed to pull off top-secret ceremonies right under our noses.
Blake Lively And Ryan Reynolds
The "Green Lantern" co-stars were first spotted together less than a year ago. News of their top-secret wedding, held at Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., was first tipped by local radio station 95.1 FM, which tweeted, "Hold up, there's another story that it's Ryan Reynolds and he married Blake Lively at the Cotton Docks today!"
Daniel Craig And Rachel Weisz
Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz never confirmed they were a couple. They married in June 2011 in front of only four witnesses -- among them Weisz's 4-year-old son Henry and Craig's 18-year-old daughter Ella.
Orlando Bloom And Miranda Kerr
Only a month after their engagement was confirmed, British actor Orlando Bloom, 33, and Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr, 27, secretly exchanged vows in July 2010.
Megan Fox And Brian Austin Green
Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green exchanged vows in Hawaii in 2010 with only one guest in attendance – Green's 8-year-old son.
Penelope Cruz And Javier Bardem
While refusing to comment on their relationship, rumors surfaced in June 2010 that the two were engaged. A month after they had been married, their rep confirmed the news. The two tied the knot in a small ceremony at a friend's house in the Bahamas.
Bruce Willis And Emma Heming
The couple quietly got married in 2009 in Turks & Caicos, only a year after they began dating.
Mariah Carey And Nick Cannon
The pair exchanged vows April 30, 2008, after just six weeks of dating. The top-secret wedding ceremony was held at Carey's $5 million estate on Windermere Island in the Bahamas.
Renee Zellweger And Kenny Chesney
In 2005, the "Jerry Maguire" star met the country musician at a tsunami relief benefit, bypassed an engagement and wed months later during a sunset beach ceremony on St. John in the Virgin Islands. The marriage was short-lived; they split just four months after their wedding, and Zellweger filed for an annulment citing "fraud" as the reason.
Jennifer Lopez And Marc Anthony
On June 5, 2004, Lopez and Anthony invited 35 guests to an "afternoon party" at Lopez's Beverly Hills mansion. Anthony then surprised the crowd by announcing that they'd be witnessing the couple's wedding.
Britney Spears And Jason Alexander
After a night of parting, then 22-year-old Spears married Alexander at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nev. The childhood friends quickly annulled the union the next day.