In March, Chloë Sevigny
casually revealed that she and the art gallery director Siniša Mačković had at that point been married for a full year, having opted for a laidback ceremony at city hall. Fast forward to the summer and fall, and like pretty much everything Sevigny touches, eschewing publicity is now a trend among celebrity newlyweds. Of the couples who do share photos of their intimate ceremonies, many have made like Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez and done so after the fact. With vaccinations on the rise, though, some are starting to open back up. Gwen Stefani, for one, didn’t shy from sharing a bevy of photos of her bridal cowboy stilettos, and Jasmine Tookes posted no less than 30 documenting a ceremony that would have been a next-level moment even in non-pandemic times. See them for yourself, and keep track of the couples who join them in making things official, here.
Lena Dunham and Luis Felber
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Actor, filmmaker, and writer Lena Dunham married the British-Peruvian musician Luis Felber (known professionally as Attawalpa) after roughly a year of dating. (The
confirmed both the nuptials and the fact that Felber has never seen New York Times Girls.) According to Page Six, Taylor Swift and boyfriend Joe Alwyn were among those to attend the intimate ceremony.
Molly Bernard and Hannah Lieberman
Photo by Ro Agents-Juska, courtesy of @lesloups Younger star Molly Bernard and attorney Hannah Lieberman finally tied the knot after announcing their engagement in January of 2020. Wearing a couture Wray gown and custom suit by the bespoke label Bindle & Keep, respectively, the pair filled the Prospect Park Boathouse to the brim with flora and fauna by Fleurotica.
Lily Collins and Charlie McDowell
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Fernando Casablancas and Jordan Kale Barrett
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The 24-year-old model Jordan Kale Barrett and 23-year-old model Fernando Casablancas had planned a vacation to Ibiza when it occurred to them that they might as well get married while they were at it, keeping it casual in black sleeveless shirts and pants. The decision was so spontaneous that neither of their family’s could attend the ceremony, but Barrett’s close friend Kate Moss made it just in time to serve as ring-bearer (
and let loose on vacation).
Jasmine Tookes and Juan David Borrero
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And the award for most over-the-top goes to... Jasmine Tookes and Juan David Borrero! The model and Snapchat exec
didn’t hold back even a bit when celebrating their official union after dating for five years. Borrero set the standards high with his proposal, enlisting a drone to deliver the seven-karat diamond, 18-karat gold ring after treating Tookes to champagne and Popeye’s aboard a helicopter. The big day saw Tookes match the opulence of a fully gilded church in Borrero’s native Ecuador in a hand-embellished gown by Zuhair Murad—a “work of art” she may soon put on display in their house.
Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs
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The co-creators of the hit HBO Max series
Hacks tied the knot just before winning a joint Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. “To Paul, I’m in love with you, which is why I married you last weekend,” Aniello said onstage when accepting her additional award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series. The pair, who first met in 2007, kept it in the Hacks family by tapping their fellow co-creator to officiate.
Lady Kitty Spencer and Michael Lewis
Lady Kitty Spencer, niece of Princess Diana, tied the knot with Michael Lewis, a fashion mogul from South Africa, in Italy while wearing a Victorian-inspired lace gown (designed by Dolce & Gabbana).
Surprise! Issa Rae married her longtime beau Louis Diame in a private ceremony in the south of France, wearing a custom Vera Wang gown. Her Instagram caption about the occasion was, in typical Rae fashion, lowkey. “I took a few flicks with Somebody’s Husband,” she wrote.
Anna Faris and Michael Barrett
Anna Faris was doling out some romantic advice on her podcast in mid-July when she accidentally “just blurted out” that her fiancé, the cinematographer Michael Barrett, is “now [her] husband.” The pair kept it secret by eloping, making things official at a courthouse in Washington state. (Faris has a son with Chris Pratt, whom she divorced in 2017.)
Gabriel Jagger and Anouk Winzenried
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Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall’s 23-year-old son Gabriel Jagger married his equally media-shy fiancé of one year, Anouk Winzenried, in a verdant corner of London midway through July. Perhaps the most low-key of Jagger’s eight children, Gabriel has divulged next to nothing about
the relationship, though the Daily Mail has reported that he met Winzenried when she was working Mustique.
Emma Bunton and Jade Jones
Courtesy of @emmaleebunton Baby Spice and her longtime beau Jade Jones waited a full decade after getting engaged to officially tie the knot. The parents of two, who started dating back in the late ‘90s, eschewed traditional bridalwear: Bunton went with an ivory mini-dress with sheer sleeves—a relatively traditional look compared to Jones’s monogram Gucci blazer, navy t-shirt, and fedora.
Lara Stone and David Grievson
Lara Stone—the definitive model of the late ‘00s—married the property developer David Grievson three-and-a-half years after they met on Tinder. The low-key ceremony was worlds away from the one Stone and her ex-husband, the comedian David Walliams, held in 2010. Whereas Stone then wore two custom designs by Riccardo Tisci and invited her industry peers, she appears to have kept it in the family with Grievson, wearing a romantic lace long-sleeved gown by the London-based bespoke bridal label Tephi.
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton
Some things—like the
cowboy stiletto boots Gwen Stefani wore with her Vera Wang gown to finally marry the country singer Blake Shelton—just make sense. The ceremony, held in Shelton’s home state of Oklahoma and officiated by fellow The Voice host Carson Daly, has been a long time coming. While the pair only got engaged last October, they’ve been dating (and incessantly fawning over each other) since 2015.
Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez
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Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez invited just 20 or so guests to their
intimate ceremony at Grande’s home in Montecito, California in May, a year and a half after she met the real estate agent while searching for a house near L.A. Just as she and the designer planned a few years back, Grande wore custom Vera Wang, along with towering platform heels and her signature ponytail. The singer also kept the promise she made in “thank u, next”: “One day I’ll walk down the aisle / Holding hands with my mama.”
Aubrey Plaza and Jeff Baena
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A decade into their relationship, actor Aubrey Plaza
casually referred to the director and fellow dark indie comedy darling Jeff Baena as her husband on Instagram.
MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett
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MacKenzie Scott officially moved on from the
aspiring space tourist Jeff Bezos by marrying a school teacher from Seattle, Dan Jewett, in March.
Jordan Casteel and David Schulze
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The painter Jordan Casteel married David Schulze in May, four years after she swiped right on the photographer on Raya. Casteel tapped Batsheva Hay to design her gown—a custom high-necked smock dress, topped off with a fascinator and purple eye shadow. The ceremony took place on a rooftop in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
This article was originally published on
July 23, 2021