At the start of the year, we had high expectations for celebrity weddings in 2020. Some of the biggest stars were slated to say "I do" this year, and even another royal wedding was in the works. But as with all weddings in the beginning of 2020, the wonderful world of weddings (and life) took an unexpected turn.
While many couples have recently postponed their big days, some celebrities were able to tie the knot as planned earlier this year. Erin Foster and Simon Tikhman rang in the new decade with a New Year's Eve nuptials in Nashville. Not long after, football players Tim Tebow and J.J. Watt exchanged vows with Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters and Kealia Ohai, respectively.
2020 even gave us a small, but still every bit grand, royal wedding! With just a few more months left in the year, we predict plenty of other celebs will do the same.
We also have a feeling we're going to see a lot more celebrity elopements before 2021 rolls around—and we are so here for it! Ahead, every celebrity couple who wed in 2020...so far!
Jonathan Van Ness and Mark Peacock
Johnathan Van Ness got secretly married in 2020! The Queer Eye star shared their year in review with an Instagram post—and revealed that they secretly married their partner at some point in 2020. While Van Ness hasn’t shared much about their boo previously, they posted another series of images to Instagram to give us the low down on their hubby Mark Peacock and their relationship.
“We went on a date in London, which turned into more dates whilst I was on comedy tour,” Van Ness wrote. “At the end of that time I was taking my mom, aunt & friends on a mini break to Amsterdam. I wanted @marklondon to come with but, was it a bit intense to ask Mark to come after a couple weeks worth’s of dates to come meet my mom & and friends on a mini break? Maybe so, but something about Mark felt different and I’m quite sure he felt the same."
Alexander Ludwig and Lauren Dear
Alexander Ludwig is a married man! The Hunger Games actor married his fiance Lauren Dear in an intimate ceremony in Utah.
“We decided to elope,” he wrote alongside a gorgeous photo of the couple in front of some mountains taken by photographer Gabriella Santos. “It has been such a crazy year but it certainly put things into perspective. Life is too short Andi didnt want to spend another day without calling this beautiful woman my wife.”
The couple announced their engagement on Instagram in late November.
Jordan Fisher and Ellie Woods
Actor Jordan Fisher and his longtime girlfriend Ellie Woods tied the knot in a super small, socially distanced, mask-clad ceremony at Disney World! And despite all the safety protocols put in place to pull it off, the wedding truly looked like the happiest day at the happiest place on earth for the couple. They shared photos of their big day that took place on Nov. 21 at the resort's Magic Kingdom. The magical touches included reciting vows at the stroke of midnight outside Cinderella's Castle and riding off after the "I Dos" to "Happily Ever After" recorded by Fischer for the Magic Kingdom Park. "It was much smaller than we originally planned, but it ended up exactly what it was supposed to be," Ellie told People. "It was so romantic, sweet, and beautiful."
Nick Kroll and Lily Kwong
The Big Mouth star and co-creator married his pregnant girlfriend Lily Kwong on Nov. 19, 2020. The couple took to Instagram to commemorate the beautiful cliffside ceremony. “So very thankful for @lily_kwong.” Kroll wrote. During a Nov. 30 appearance on The Tonight Show, Kroll told Jimmy Fallon that Harry Styles was actually the first to know he was engaged. Yes, you read that correctly. During a table read for the upcoming film Don’t Worry Darling, Kroll’s co-star Styles and Florence Pugh actually offered advice when popping the question. "So Harry Styles was the first person to know that we were getting married, before my parents, before Lily's parents, before anybody,” Kroll told Fallon. “Harry was the first person to know, and he gave us his blessing, and it meant the world."
Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost
The Avengers star and SNL Weekend Update host tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in October. The surprise announcement of the couple’s nuptials came from the Meals on Wheels America Instagram account since the couple’s “wedding wish” was donations in support of the organization. "We’re thrilled to break the news that Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost were married over the weekend in an intimate ceremony with their immediate family and loved ones, following [state-mandated] safety precautions as directed by the CDC,” the post read. The newlyweds got engaged in May 2019 after two years of dating.
Cynthia Bailey and Mike Hill
"Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Cynthia Bailey wed fiancé Mike Hill on October 10, 2020. The ceremony took place at Governors Towne Club in Acworth, Georgia, per People, and plenty of Bravo celebrities were in attendance including Kandi Burruss, Kenya Moore and Eva Marcille. The bride's gown fit the lavish celebration as she chose to wear a sequined long-sleeve gown by Nneka C. Alexander of Brides by Nona.
Larry David and Ashley Underwood
Larry David is a married man! On Oct. 8, People revealed the comedian tied the knot with his girlfriend of three years, Ashley Underwood. The Curb Your Enthusiasm star, 73, and the producer first met in 2017 through mutual friends Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher and said "I do" in Southern California. Underwood moved into David's Pacific Palisades home in 2019 and the pair even adopted an Australian shepherd together. This marks the second marriage for David who was previously married to Laurie David from 1993 to 2007.
Fortune Feimster and Jacquelyn Smith
The comedian and The Mindy Project alum, 40, wed her longtime partner Jacquelyn Smith, 40, in an intimate gathering in Malibu, California, on Oct. 23. The couple said they had been hoping for a summer 2020 wedding, but their plans, like with other couples, were halted. But not knowing when they would be able to say "I do", and feeling “nervous” after Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court, the two decided not to wait another minute. “Who knows what will happen? Hopefully, marriage equality is here to stay,” Feimster told People after their wedding. “But we wanted to be more proactive and get married while we can.”
Toni Garrn and Alex Pettyfer
Victoria's Secret model Toni Garrn wed Magic Mike actor and fiancé Alex Pettyfer the first weekend in October. "Now you really get to call me wifey," announced Garrn on Instagram. Per the photo, they couple wed in Hamburg, Germany and the model wore a champagne-hued slip dress and oversized sun hat. The marriage comes nearly 10 months after Pettyfer popped the question with a three-stone engagement ring.
Natalia Vodianova and Antoine Arnault
After a year-end proposal in 2019, supermodel Natalia Vodianova and fiancé Antoine Arnault, CEO of Berluti, tied the knot during a surprise civil ceremony in Paris. After the mid-September nuptials, the newlyweds were showered with flower petals outside the courthouse and Vodianova announced the news via Instagram with a simple caption: "OUI!"
Alex Honnold and Sanni McCandless
Professional rock climber Alex Honnold and Sanni McCandless tied the knot on Lake Tahoe in mid-September just nine months after getting engaged. For the lakeside ceremony, which was officiated by fellow rock climber Tommy Caldwell, the bride wore a V-neck blue gown and the couple exchanged vows in front of their families.
David Harbour and Lily Allen
Stranger Things actor David Harbour and musician Lily Allen reportedly tied the knot at Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas in early September 2020, per Daily Mail. The news came a week after the couple secured a marriage license and a year after Allen was first seen sporting an engagement ring. In true Vegas fashion, the ceremony was even officiated by an Elvis impersonator!
Niecy Nash and Jessica Betts
Comedian and actress Niecy Nash announced her surprise wedding to singer Jessica Betts on August 31, writing, "Mrs. Carol Denise Betts" along with #LoveWins on Instagram. Both the wedding and the Claws star's relationship with Betts came as a surprise to fans (Nash divorced her husband of 8 years in 2019), but the outdoor wedding looked stunning. With Nash wearing a strapless mermaid gown and Betts in a white suit (sans jacket!), the couple tied the knot surrounded by flowers and trees.
Elizabeth Gillies and Michael Corcoran
After postponing their nuptials, Dynasty actress Elizabeth Gillies and producer Michael Corcoran wed on August 8, 2020. The Atlanta-based couple chose New Jersey venue Inn at Fernbrook Farms for their nuptials, which the couple drove to in an RV (dogs included!). Gillies wore a classic satin strapless gown from Britt Wood Designs and finished the look with an Oscar de la Renta veil for the micro wedding.
Luke Combs and Nicole Hocking
Joining other celebrities who headed to the altar during lockdown, country singer Luke Combs married his girlfriend Nicole Hocking on Aug. 1. The nuptials were held in Florida, where the newlyweds took candid photos on the beach. "Yesterday was the best day of my life. I got to marry my best friend. I love you @nicocombs, here’s to forever," shared Combs in his Instagram announcement. The couple, who got engaged in 2018, have been together since 2016.
Tove Lo and Charlie Twaddle
On July 27, singer Tove Lo revealed she tied the knot with fiancé Charlie Twaddle. Images from the day prove the nuptials were a scene straight from the '80s, with the bride wearing a puffy-sleeved gown and the groom donning a vintage baby blue suit. They even said "I do" under a heart-shaped balloon arch
Cressida Bonas and Harry Wentworth Stanley
The ex-girlfriend of Prince Harry, actress Cressida Bonas said "I do" to another Harry this summer. She wed property developer Harry Wentworth-Stanley on July 27, 2020 at Cowdray Park, in Midhurst, West Sussex. With only 30 guests in attendance, the nuptials were intimate, romantic and included horseback riding!
Noah Reid and Clare Stone
Actor Noah Reid got married both on-screen and off in 2020! On July 25, the Schitt's Creek actor Reid wed fellow actress Clare Stone on the shores of Lake Huron. The wedding comes months after Reid's character Patrick said "I do" to David Rose (portrayed by Dan Levy) during the series finale of Schitt's Creek.
Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi
After cancelling their original royal wedding plans for May, Princess Beatrice quietly tied the knot with fiancé Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi on July 17. The royal nuptials were held at The Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor, a venue regularly visited by the Queen. The royal bride also wore one her grandmother's gowns down the aisle, a vintage Norman Hartnell creation from the sixties, and accessorized with the Queen Mary diamond fringe tiara. Only about 20 friends and family members witnessed the ceremony and Buckingham Palace ensured safety precautions were in place. Later, family and friends celebrated the marriage in a carnival-inspired outdoor reception at Royal Lodge that included glamping and a bounce castle.
Raven-Symoné and Miranda Maday
Raven-Symoné surprised us all when she shared her secret quarantine wedding to girlfriend Miranda Maday in June. The couple said "I do" in Symoné's backyard wearing coordinating jumpsuits. While details of the day are scarce, the newlyweds kept their guest list small. "Thank you to all those who helped and for those who understand why it was small during this time," she wrote on Instagram following the nuptials.
Dennis Quaid and Laura Savoie
Actor Dennis Quaid secretly eloped with fiancé Laura Savoie on June 2. They took their private ceremony to a seaside resort in Santa Barbara with only their pastor and one witness in attendance. "Just looking into her eyes, she was the most stunning bride," Quaid told People of his now-wife.
Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell
On March 25, Bindi Irwin (the daughter of the late Steve Irwin) married Chandler Powell at the Australia Zoo. When forced to scale back their wedding, the couple decided not to have any guests at their wedding. "This was a very difficult decision but important to keep everyone safe," she wrote on Instagram. "Mum helped me get ready, Robert walked me down the aisle, Chandler became my husband and together we lit a candle in Dad’s memory." On August 11, the newlyweds announced they're expecting a child together!
Brittany Snow and Tyler Stanaland
In what was probably the last "normal" celebrity wedding in 2020, actress Brittany Snow wed fiancé Tyler Stanaland on March 14 in Malibu. The bride wore a Jonathan Simkhai gown and the couple tied the knot outside. A month before the wedding, Snow told People that she wanted her entire wedding day to be "low-key and not stuffy.“
Frankie Muniz and Paige Price
While actor Frankie Muniz and his longtime girlfriend Paige Price eloped in October 2019, the couple hosted a formal wedding celebration on Feb. 21. "I always thought it was such a cliché for people to claim their wedding day as the best day of their life, like maybe it was something they had to say," he shared with People. "No, my wedding day was literally the best day of my life!"
JJ Watt and Kealia Ohai
NFL defensive end JJ Watt wed soccer player Kealia Ohai in the Bahamas on Feb. 15, 2020. The bride wore a beaded gown by Berta and the couple exchanged vows at the venue's Versaille Gardens, per People. On Instagram, Watt called the nuptials the "best day of my life. Without question."
Brandon Jenner and Cayley Stoker
On Jan. 21, Brandon Jenner wed his then-pregnant fiancée Cayley Stoker at the Santa Barbara Courthouse, according to People. The bride wore a flowing white maxi dress and said "I do" in front of Jenner's daughter Eva—whom he shares with ex-wife Leah Feldner—and Stoker's grandmother. The couple welcomed twin sons the following month.
Tim Tebow and Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters
Former football player Tim Tebow wed his former Miss Universe fiancée, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, in South African wine country in mid-January. The couple hosted a weekend full of wedding-related festivities, including a welcome cocktail party, rehearsal dinner and sunset ceremony. As the face of David's Bridal's Clean + Modern collection, the bride opted for a custom white gown from the label for her walk down the aisle.
Vanessa Morgan and Michael Kopech
Vanessa Morgan and Michael Kopech were the first couple to officially say "I do" in 2020, and their early January wedding did not disappoint. The Riverdale actress and baseball player exchanged vows at the Historic Walton House outside of Miami, Florida. From her Eisen-Stein beaded gown to the pampas grass decor and custom cocktails their wedding set the bar high for this year. Unfortunately, the pair has already filed for divorce. Yet, they do already have a baby on the way!
Erin Foster and Simon Tikhman
While Erin Foster and Simon Tikhman hosted a New Year's Eve nuptials in Nashville, Tennessee, we still consider it the first wedding of 2020 (after all, they did ring in the new year with all of their guests!). The couple exchanged vows under a floral covered chuppah during a Jewish wedding ceremony. Foster wore a silk gown with sheer sleeves down the aisle and later changed into a strapless dress for the reception. After their first dance, Tikhman surprised his bride with a choreographed flash mob that even included Foster's sister, Sara! Foster's stepmom Katharine McPhee serenaded the couple and Kate Hudson took a turn on the mic. Actor Jonah Hill even found himself behind the bar, mixing drinks for the bride herself!