A million hearts broke this morning when news began filtering through that Orlando Bloom had secretly wed his model girlfriend Miranda Kerr in a secret ceremony.
The couple, who announced their engagement last month were forced to confirm their wedding rumour after news leaked out that Miranda pulled out of an appearance at Australian department store, David Jones, this week.
She said in a statement: “David Jones very graciously released me during this period so we could celebrate an intimate ceremony and honeymoon together.”
However, they aren’t the only couple who have shied away from the press and surprised us with sudden engagements and marriages.
One engagement, which caught us totally off-guard was the one between Twilight star Jamie Campbell Bower and Harry Potter starlet Bonnie Wright who announced their whirlwind engagement in the spring. And last month Megan Fox surprised everyone when she announced that she had finally tied the knot with her long term fiance Brian Austin Green in Hawaii. She didn’t release any wedding details, but it surprised the media at the time as it was thought the couple had split.
Another couple who shunned Hollywood was Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem who fled to the Bahamas for a quiet intimate wedding. Penelope wore John Galliano but we’re not sure if she invited her best friend Salma Hayek.
And even Katie Price and Alex Reid took some time out from the public eye (although at the time she was being filmed by ITV2) when they shloped off quietly to Vegas to tie the knot. However, their church blessing and UK party was anything but quiet. A media circus entailed and this time around Katie wore a white handmade dress with crystals, which was just as big as the pink frock she chose to wed Peter Andre.
Although it wasn’t a surprise wedding, Piers Morgan opted for privacy when he wed his long term partner Celia Walden in Oxford. However, like Katie and Alex, the couple made it up to friends when they had a huge party to celebrate their vows a month later.
View the gallery below to see all the lucky couples.