Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell
Paul McCartney’s wedding to third wife Nancy Shevell was pretty low-key — save for a police visit at the reception. McCartney and Shevell only invited about 30 guests to the Saturday afternoon nuptials in London, including his daughter Stella McCartney and Shevell’s cousin, Barbara Walters.
“It was terrific — thank you!” McCartney told the crowd after the ceremony.
We’re used to seeing the blow-out celebrity weddings with mile-long guest lists and crazy expenses (hello, Kim Kardashian!) McCartney’s wedding reminded us that some celebrities choose to make it all about the vows instead of the glitz and glamour.
Which other celebrities opted for simple weddings?
Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green
Transformers stunner Megan Fox married her longtime boyfriend Brian Austin Green in a June 2010 beachside ceremony in Hawaii. The couple — along with Green’s son — said their vows in front of the surf and celebrated with only a few guests.
Fox and Green’s wedding was a surprise to some, especially since the brunette actress said she’d never get married.
“I’m not going to be married — I’m not the marrying type. And I know your next question is going to be: Why are you engaged if you’re not the marrying type? I am impulsive and I love my boyfriend, but I have no plans of getting married any time soon,” she told US Weekly in an interview.
Anna Faris and Chris Pratt
Anna Faris and Chris Pratt play co-dependent lovers in the new comedy What’s Your Number, but in real life they’re just an adorable married couple. The two married in 2009 in Bali with a few close friends and family.
After their engagement, Faris told People that she just wanted a simple wedding.
“I get to play and get my hair and make-up done in my professional life, so I don’t really know if I want that fuss for my wedding,” she said. “I want simple.”
Her biggest desire for the day?
“A lot of alcohol and no drama,” she joked. “No fuss, that’s the most important thing. Warm would be great.”
Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall
Royal Zara Phillips didn’t let all of the commotion over the royal wedding influence her wedding decisions. Prince William’s cousin chose to go the low-key route for her nuptials to Mike Tindall.
Sure, plenty of royal watchers showed up in Edinburgh, Scotland, to see the wedding, but the actual ceremony was only for friends and family. The couple is so low-key that they didn’t even take a honeymoon right away.
“Unfortunately both of us do have quite busy lives so it’s going to have to wait a bit for a honeymoon, but it is quite nice to go back to work as well,” Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter said at the time.
“We’re kind of missing the quiet period where we can catch up and have some sleep. It’s back to work and that’s what we do,” she added.
Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady
The couple wed in a small ceremony in Santa Monica, Calif. The wedding — near the beach — was followed with a small reception at their Brentwood home.
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