In Hollywood, it's hard to keep your day-to-day life private, let alone a big event, but these 36 celebrities managed to pull off the ultimate trick: keeping their weddings secret. From small elopements to elaborate yet hidden ceremonies, stars from Kerry Washington to Gwyneth Paltrow  all exchanged vows without being caught. The latest couple to keep their wedding  hush-hush was Leighton Meester  and Adam Brody , who got engaged in November 2013 and emerged wearing wedding rings in February 2014.
Keep reading for more stealth celebs, then take a cue from them for your own elopement , focusing on amazing photos, unique clothing, and perfect timing.
Adam Brody and Leighton Meester
Adam Brody and Leighton Meester got secretly married  in February 2014, just three months after they announced their engagement.
Kimora Lee-Simmons and Tim Leissner
Kimora Lee-Simmons and Tim Leissner's secret wedding was revealed by her ex Russell Simmons  on Twitter in February 2014, with him explaining she is "happily married" and "Tim has been in the family for a while now."
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard
Kristen and Dax had a simple wedding at the Beverly Hills County Clerk's Office  in October 2013 after a four-year engagement. They famously vowed not to marry until their gay and lesbian friends were afforded the same right, which happened in California in June 2013.
Evan Rachel Wood and Jamie Bell
Evan Rachel Wood and Jamie Bell never officially confirmed their engagement, and then they got married in a secret ceremony  in November 2012.
Sandra Bullock and Jesse James
Sandra Bullock  and her now-ex-husband, Jesse James, told guests they would be attending her birthday barbecue but instead were surprised with a wedding in Solvang, CA, in July 2005 . They later divorced in 2010.
Beyoncé Knowles and Jay Z
Beyoncé Knowles and Jay Z pulled off a secret wedding in April 2008  with only close friends and family at their NYC home.
Julia Roberts and Danny Moder
Julia Roberts  and Danny Moder surprised friends and family with an Independence Day wedding  at her New Mexico Ranch on July 4, 2002.
Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego
Zoe Saldana  and Marco Perego managed to keep their wedding under wraps for three months  after tying the knot in a supersecret ceremony in June 2013. She debuted a huge ring in September, and news of their London nuptials followed.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner
Ben Affleck  and Jennifer Garner  wed in June 2005  when she was expecting their first child, Violet, in a private Turks and Caicos ceremony.
Kate Winslet and Ned Rocknroll
Kate Winslet  and Ned Rocknroll married in December 2012 in a completely secret ceremony  in upstate New York. Her Titanic costar Leonardo DiCaprio  gave her away so the bride and groom's parents wouldn't know about it.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett wed on New Year's Eve in 1997 , using crazy security measures to make sure their nuptials were a complete secret outside of Baltimore.
Kerry Washington and Nnamdi Asomugha
Kerry Washington married former San Francisco 49ers player Nnamdi Asomugha  in a private ceremony in Idaho in June 2013, but no one even knew they were dating until that Summer!
Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds
Scarlett Johansson  and Ryan Reynolds  chose a remote wilderness locale near Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, when they quietly tied the knot in September 2008. But the marriage didn't last long; their divorce was finalized in 2011.
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively
Ryan Reynolds  also secretly married his second wife, Blake Lively , in a September 2012 ceremony. This time, he swapped Vancouver for South Carolina, though.
Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen
Supermodel Gisele Bündchen married football star Tom Brady  in February 2009 in Santa Monica, CA. It was so secretive many of the guests thought the intimate Catholic ceremony was going to be a christening for Tom's baby with his ex Bridget Moynahan.
Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz  and Daniel Craig  secretly wed in 2011 with only their children and two friends to witness.
Jessica Alba and Cash Warren
Jessica Alba  and Cash Warren secretly married in the Beverly Hills courthouse in 2008. There weren't any guests present, and Jessica's brother didn't even know about it until Us Weekly called him to comment!
Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher
After being a couple for eight years and having one child together, Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher  married in March 2010 in Paris. The marriage was kept so hush-hush that the six guests present didn't even know about the wedding  until right before the ceremony.
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos
After only dating for one year, soap stars Kelly Ripa  and Mark Consuelos eloped in Vegas in 1996. They're still married and have three children together.
Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr
In 2010, only a month after announcing their engagement, Orlando Bloom  and Miranda Kerr  had an undercover wedding  at an undisclosed location. The couple separated in 2013.
Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green
After calling off their engagement, sexy starlet Megan Fox  and Brian Austin Green  reunited just weeks before eloping in Hawaii in the Summer of 2010. The only witness was his first son, Kassius.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin
Gwyneth Paltrow  eloped with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin  in a Southern California hotel ceremony in 2003.
Britney Spears and Jason Alexander
Britney Spears  wed high school boyfriend Jason Alexander in Vegas in 2004. Needless to say, the marriage was quickly annulled. Six months later, she wed now-ex-husband Kevin Federline  in an unofficial ceremony — they didn't have a prenup agreement, so it wasn't official for three weeks.
Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem
Out of the public eye, Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem  said their "I dos" in front of a small group of family and friends in the Bahamas in July 2010.
Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz
In 2010, a very pregnant Alicia Keys  wed Swizz Beatz in a secret wedding  ceremony.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
Despite their 11-year age difference, Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey  secretly got hitched in 2008 in the Caribbean after only six weeks of dating. They now have twins together, Moroccan and Monroe.
Mandy Moore and Ryan Adams
In March 2009, Mandy Moore  and musician Ryan Adams had a top-secret wedding  in Savannah, GA.
Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault
On Valentine's Day in 2009, Salma Hayek  eloped with French businessman Francois-Henri Pinault in a civil ceremony in Paris.
Adriana Lima and Marko Jarić
Victoria's Secret Angel Adriana Lima married Serbian basketball star Marko Jarić on Valentine's Day in 2009 in a small civil ceremony.
Renée Zellweger and Kenny Chesney
It was a quickie courtship and marriage for Renée Zellweger  and Kenny Chesney, who eloped in 2005 in the Virgin Islands with 35 guests. It was later annulled.
Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott
Tori Spelling  and Dean McDermott eloped on a private island in Fiji in 2006.
Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter
Dexter costars Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter eloped on New Year's Eve in 2008 before anyone even knew they were dating. Sadly, the pair finalized their divorce in December 2011.
David Schwimmer and Zoe Buckman
David Schwimmer secretly married waitress Zoe Buckman in the Summer of 2010.
Calista Flockhart and Harrison Ford
After being together for eight years, Harrison Ford  and Calista Flockhart  had a surprise wedding  (even for the guests) in June 2010 in New Mexico at the governor's mansion.
Shannen Doherty and Rick Salomon
90210 star Shannen Doherty and Rick Salomon eloped after dating for two weeks in 1993. Their marriage lasted only seven months.
Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt
Reality TV stars Heidi Montag  and Spencer Pratt  "secretly" eloped in Mexico in 2008 with Us Weekly there to capture it all.
Janet Jackson and Wissam Al Mana
A year after their wedding , Janet Jackson , 46, and Qatari billionaire Wissam Al Mana, 37, confirmed their marriage, killing rumors they were planning a lavish wedding since they already had a "quiet, private, and beautiful" ceremony. Miss Jackson is good at keeping secrets: she previously married René Elizondo Jr. in 1991 without letting the public know.