Secret getaways and covert escapades. Some celebrities try to shed the limelight, the attention of friends and family, and elope to faraway destinations. Aspiring to get away from the daily grey-faced routine for a wedding, maybe to a destination like Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem in the Bahamas? Wedding packages like those offered by http://chicbahamasweddings.com/ can help. Consider hosting a wedding in an exciting location, like these celebrities did.

  • Ricki Lake and Christian Evans

The only attendees to their wedding were their pet dogs, Jeffie and Pacha. The Dancing with the Stars celebrity wed her gorgeous long-term boyfriend, jewelry designer Christian Evans.

  • Agyness Deyn and Giovanni Ribisi

English fashion model Agyness Deyn tied the knot with Ribisi, of Saving Private Ryan and Friends. They held a quiet service in Los Angeles, and were seen smooching outside of the LA County Registrar’s Office in early June.

  • Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem

Friends and family were the only attendees to this destination wedding, a match between two Oscar award winners. They held their service in the Bahamas, Cruz sporting a dress designed by John Galliano.

  • Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott

Another celebrity destination wedding, done in private! Spelling and McDermott rushed away to a private island on Fiji to exchange vows.

  • Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher

Cohen is known for his comedic roles in Borat and Da Ali G Show. But his wedding was no laughing matter. It was just for his bride, actress Isla Fisher and himself.

  • Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr

Kerr strutted down the walkway for Victoria’s Secret, and down the wedding isle during her secret marriage with actor Bloom, of Lord of the Rings fame.

  • Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig

One would expect James Bond to sweep a woman off her feet, and it looks like Craig did just that. In a service with just four guests, the actor and actress held their ceremony in New York City.

  • Gweneth Paltrow and Chris Martin

Paltrow, who has stunned viewers in The Talented Mr. Ripley and the Iron Man films wed Coldplay singer Chris Martin in Santa Barbara. Press learned of the elopement after the couple turned up in London afterward, wearing wedding bands.

  • Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault

A true romance – eloping on Valentine’s Day in Paris. This is what the remarkable actress Salma Hayek and French businessman Pinault did in 2009.

  • Beyoncé and Jay-Z

This couple has been notoriously private with their love life, only releasing wedding photos almost four years after the ceremony. In a event attended by close friends and family, this talented couple escaped the view of the media in a New York residence. Their anniversaries have become major life events, with the celebration of their recently born daughter.