Sam Mendes and classical musician Alison Balsom – 26th January
Sam Mendes and classical musician Alison Balsom secretly tied the knot in January 2017. Sam, 52, and Alison, 39, have kept their romance largely out of the spotlight, although they made a public appearance together in November 2016, when Sam accompanied Alison to Buckingham Palace as she collected an OBE for her services to music. A spokesperson confirmed the happy news to HELLO! Online, simply stating that “Sam and Alison are married”. The newlyweds chose to officially marry in a registry office, before holding a blessing at St Michael & All Angels, in the quaint village of Great Tew in Oxfordshire.
Tyrese Gibson & Samantha Lee – 14th February 2017
Fast and Furious actor Tyrese Gibson tied the knot with girlfriend Samantha Lee during a secret ceremony on Valentine’s Day 2017.
Penn Badgley and Domino Kirke
The Gossip Girl actor quietly married Domino Kirke, sister of Girls star Jemima Kirke, at a Brooklyn courthouse on February 27, 2017. Proud sister Jemima shared a photo of herself with the bride on her big day writing: “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.”
Dave Franco and Alison Brie
On March 13, it was revealed that Now You See Me‘s Dave Franco and actress Alison Brie had tied the knot. The adorable pair, who met at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans six years ago, exchanged their vows in a private ceremony. Their reps confirmed the happy news to People magazine.
Dave’s famous brother James Franco had previously revealed that the pair were engaged in 2015 after sharing a sweet snap of the couple, writing: “Congrats Davy and Alison!!! engaged!!! I LUUUUUUVE YOU.”
Dave popped the question to Mad Men star Alison with a stunning Irene Neuwirth rose gold ring set with rose cut and pave diamonds.
Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski
Amanda Seyfried and partner Thomas Sadoski tied the knot in secret when she was pregnant with the couple’s first child. The couple married in March – just six months after confirming their engagement. During an appearance on The Late Late Show, Thomas shared the exciting news, referring to the Mean Girls actress as his “wife”. He told chat show host James Corden: “We eloped. We just took off into the country with an officiant and just the two of us, and we did our thing.”
Paul Burrell and Graham Cooper
Paul Burrell tied the knot with his partner Graham Cooper in a ceremony in the Lake District in April 2017, surrounded by their family and friends. According to the Daily Mail, the former royal butler said afterwards: “Everything about the day has been perfect, made even more wonderful by the fact that my two sons were here to share the occasion. There’s no more hiding my unbridled happiness now. Life is about being true to who you are and, for the first time ever, I’m able to stand proudly beside my husband and say, ‘This is who I am.'”
For their special day, Paul and Graham both wore matching tartan outfits, while 58-year-old Paul also included a pair of blue cufflinks given to him by Princess Diana, and his Royal Victorian Medal, which he was presented by the Queen in 1998 for his service to the late royal.
Rory Mcilroy and Erica Stoll
Rory McIlroy and his wife Erica Stoll selected an incredible venue for their star-studded nuptials in April. The couple exchanged vows at Ashford Castle in County Mayo, west Ireland, in front of celebrity guests including Ed Sheeran, Chris Martin and One Direction’s Niall Horan. The 800-year-old castle was the perfect destination for Rory and Erica to say ‘I do’, offering five-star luxury for the couple and their guests. The venue is also surrounded by 350 acres of gardens and woodland for privacy as well as a stunning backdrop for the all-important wedding photos.
Pippa Middleton’s and James Matthews
Pippa Middleton’s wedding to fiancé James Matthews was dubbed the celebrity nuptials of the year, with members of the royal family and society’s crème de la crème in attendance. The bride’s sister Kate was on the star-studded guest list, as was her husband Prince William and the couple’s children Prince George and Princess Charlotte. The wedding took place at St Mark’s Church in Englefield in May 2017.
Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander
Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander tied the knot in Ibiza in October. The newlyweds were spotted on the Spanish island wearing wedding bands, and appeared to be enjoying a post-wedding brunch with family and friends. Alicia was dressed in a loose blue and white print dress as she mingled with her nearest and dearest alongside her new spouse Michael. Appearing fresh-faced, the Swedish-born actress snuggled up to the love of her life, who was dressed in a Hawaiian print shirt and white tank top. The Hollywood darlings, who are notoriously private about their relationship, did not hold back in their public display of affection.