Celebrities aren’t required to have extravagant, over-the-top weddings just because they can afford them. Oftentimes, famous couples will even choose to do the opposite by having small or intimate gatherings. And what’s more low-key than a courthouse or City Hall wedding? Read on to see which stars opted for these.
Emily Ratajkowski and Sebastian Bear-McClard
One wouldn’t think that model and actress Emily Ratajkowski would pass up having an elaborate ceremony and reception, but she actually married her producer husband at City Hall in New York City. The fashion was far from simple, though. Ratajkowski wore a hat with French netting and a golden pantsuit. The best part? Her friends wore pantsuits too — in all different colors!
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
OKAY, yes, this one is a technicality. Teigen and Legend did have a lavish wedding in Italy, but they got married in a courthouse in New York City first. “We actually got married after going to a couple Fashion Week shows at Vera Wang, ironically who actually did my dress, but we got married at the courthouse right after,” Teigen told E! News. “We are dumb and didn’t realize that our Italian wedding would not be recognized unless we had a real ceremony in New York City. So Irina Shayk was our witness— the most beautiful woman on earth!”
Penn Badgley and Domino Kirke
Gossip Girl’s infamous Dan Humphrey married Kirke in a New York City courthouse just last year. The whole thing was so casual that Kirke’s sisters poked fun at it on Instagram.
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When someone gets married in a courthouse, it's really an open invitation to everyone but the beautiful bride to explore all that fashion has to offer. Here, I try a look simply called "Pants," as Cassius goes for "That Dude from #incubus" and Jemima experiments with "Off to Therapy!" Congratulations @dominokirke. We love you.
Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso
The famous actor wed Barroso in an intimate gathering at City Hall back in 2005. Granted, the couple eventually had an extravagant ceremony, but that was for their vow renewal nearly 10 years later.
Keira Knightley and James Righton
A mere eleven people attended this couple’s wedding at a Town Hall in France. Knightley and Righton did, however, invite additional friends and family to a garden luncheon and evening party after the ceremony.