Are secret weddings the newest trend? 18 celebrity couples who eloped

While big celebrity weddings aren't going anywhere, a much slyer trend is gaining ground among Hollywood's A-list: the secret wedding!

From Olivia Palermo and Johannes Huebel, who tied the knot in a quiet park outside of New York City earlier this year, to Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck's 2005 nuptials, whose only guest was Jennifer's Alias co-star Victor Garber who officiated the ceremony, some of the biggest stars are opting to elope.

Click on the photo to see which other celebrities eloped

Sure, there will always be celebrities who want to make a big spectacle of their vows – like Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's lavish Italian affair in May – but that's not for everyone.

Many of the celebrity couples who have eloped were together for many years before tying the knot, while others spontaneously solidified their relationship after only a few short months.

Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego, who are currently expecting twins, got hitched after only a few months of dating (though they had been long-time friends). 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.”

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