While for many betrothed couples, 2020 put paid to plans for any upcoming nuptials, a lucky few still managed to make it down the aisle.
While grand weddings with hundreds of guests were firmly off the table, some chose instead to abandon those plans in favour of a smaller, more intimate and, occasionally, virtual ceremonies instead.
Among those to tie the knot this year were some famous faces. Take a look at the celebrities who got married this year below:
Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost
The Marriage Story actress and the Saturday Night Live comedian revealed they had tied the knot in October, just over a year after announcing their engagement. Johansson, 36, and Jost, 38, revealed their marriage through the Instagram account of Meals on Wheels America, as they urged fans to support the non-profit.
"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 Covid-19 safety precautions," the statement detailed.
This marks the first marriage for Jost and the third for Johansson, who was previously wed to actor Ryan Reynolds and French journalist Romain Dauriac, with whom she shares a daughter.
Emma Stone and Dave McCary
The La La Land star and the writer and director married in a private ceremony, with details kept so under wraps that even the month of their marriage cannot be confirmed. McCary, 35, and Stone, 32, announced their engagement in December 2019 after first meeting during a taping of SNL in 2016. The actress was pictured as early as May wearing a wedding band, most notably in a video interview with Reese Witherspoon. Sources confirmed their marriage to People in September.
David Harbour and Lily Allen
The Stranger Things actor and the British singer surprised fans when they revealed pictures from their Las Vegas elopement in September. The couple's ceremony took place at the Graceland Chapel Las Vegas, with a guitar-playing Elvis Presley impersonator officiating.
"In a wedding officiated by the king himself, the people’s princess wed her devoted, low-born but kind credit-card holder in a beautiful ceremony lit by the ashen skies courtesy of a burning state miles away in the midst of a global pandemic," Harbour wrote of the nuptials in a tongue-in-cheek Instagram post.
For the occasion, the bride, 35, wore Dior while Harbour, 45, donned a sharp suit. The two had their post-wedding meal at popular American fast food chain In-N-Out Burger.
Allen was previously married to builder Sam Cooper, with whom she shares two daughters.
Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell
The daughter of late Australian conservationist and zookeeper Steve Irwin married her long-time boyfriend in March. The pair brought forward their planned April nuptials ahead of Covid-19 restrictions being enforced in Australia, tying the knot without guests in an intimate ceremony at Australia Zoo.
"This was a very difficult decision but important to keep everyone safe,” Irwin wrote on Instagram at the time. “We wish all of our friends and family could have been there with us, however it’s lovely that we will be able to share photos and videos."
Irwin, 22, and Powell, 24, who became engaged in July 2019, have since announced they are expecting their first child.
Michelle Williams and Thomas Kail
The Blue Valentine star, 40, and the theatre director, 42, married in a low-key, private ceremony, US Weekly reported in May. The couple, who worked together on TV series Fosse/Verdon, were spotted as early as March wearing wedding bands, having announced their engagement – and that they were expecting a baby – in December 2019.
Williams, who shares daughter Matilda with the late actor Heath Ledger, was previously married to singer-songwriter Phil Elverum.
Nick Kroll and Lily Kwong
Comedian and Big Mouth star Nick Kroll, 42, married his girlfriend Lily Kwong, 29, in November, after it was announced that she was was pregnant with their first child in October.
The couple appear to have wedded in a romantic cliffside ceremony that overlooked the water. Both Kroll and Kwong, a landscape architect, shared the same photo of a polaroid taken from their wedding. “So very thankful for Lily Kwong,” Kroll captioned his post.
Brittany Snow and Tyler Stanaland
Pitch Perfect star Brittany Snow, 33, married her realtor boyfriend Taylor Stanaland, 30, in an intimate outdoor ceremony in Malibu, California in March.
The couple met through mutual friends and social media. “We had a bunch of friends in common, and he actually reached out to me on Instagram with a really lame pickup line,” Snow said.
The couple started dating in 2018 and a year later were engaged, with Snow sharing on Instagram that she said yes to “the man of my wildest and most beautiful dreams".
Mohammed Assaf and Reem Ouda
The former Arab Idol winner, 31, married fellow Palestinian Reem Ouda, 22, in August, however, details of the wedding were kept under wraps until later in the year.
The news was announced by Assaf’s friend, Palestinian singer Qasem Al Najjar, who shared a social media post showing the happy couple dancing along with a small circle of attendees, one of whom was draped in the Palestinian flag.
“Finally good news in 2020,” he said. “Congratulations to my friend and brother Mohammed Assaf on his marriage. God bless you both and bring you together for goodness and happiness.”
Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi
Britain's Princess Beatrice, 31, married her UK property developer boyfriend Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, 36, in a small wedding at The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor in July.
Beatrice wore a vintage dress loaned to her by her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, as well as the same diamond tiara the Queen wore on her own wedding day in 1947, for the occasion.
The groom also shared a photo from their special day and captioned it with the poem I carry your heart with me (I carry it in) by EE Cummings.
The couple are believe to have started dating in 2018, with an engagement in Italy announced in September 2019.
Dennis Quaid and Laura Savoie
The Parent Trap star, 66, married Pepperdine University graduate Savoie, 27, in June, after the pair got engaged in October 2019. They had initially planned an April wedding in Hawaii, followed by a Nashville reception for family and friends at home, however, Covid-19 changed their plans.
In the end, they tied the knot in Santa Barbara, California. Quaid described the wedding as “beautiful”. The pair first met at a business conference in May 2019.
"I've been married three times and this is the final one, I know it is," Quaid told The Guardian. "I feel like I have a real partner in life."
Sean Penn and Leila George
In a very 2020 move, actor Penn, 60, married his girlfriend of four years, Australian-American actress Leila George, 28, in a ceremony that largely took place over Zoom. The private ceremony was conducted on July 30, with Penn confirming the news during an appearance on US talk show Late Night with Seth Meyers.
"We did a Covid wedding," he said. "By that, I mean it was a county commissioner on Zoom and we were at the house with my two children and her brother, and we did it that way.”
Larry David and Ashley Underwood
Seinfeld writer David, 73, married producer Underwood in October, People Magazine reported. The pair were first introduced at the birthday party of mutual friend Sacha Baron Cohen, whose series Who Is America? Underwood works on.
Speaking to the New York Times in April, David said: "We were seated next to each other, I think with (being fixed-up) in mind. Much to her surprise I left before dessert. I was doing so well, banter-wise, I didn't want to risk staying too long and blowing the good impression."
Princess Raiyah bint Al Hussein and Ned Donovan
Jordan's Princess Raiyah bint Al Hussein, 34, married Roald Dahl's grandson, Ned Donovan, 26, in an intimate ceremony in the UK in July. Guests sat at a distance from one another while the couple were formally married in order to adhere to social-distancing advice. The couple had been due to marry in Jordan in April, however, plans were put on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. Queen Noor attended the ceremony and Jordan's ambassador to the UK, Omar Nahar, was also there, as were members of the Donovan family.
The couple got engaged on October 26, 2019, and a royal statement at the time read: "The Royal Hashemite Court extends its sincere congratulations to Her Royal Highness Princess Raiyah and to Mr Donovan on this occasion."
The grandson of beloved British children's book author Roald Dahl, Donovan is a freelance journalist, and has contributed to The Spectator, New Statesman and The Telegraph. His mother is Tessa Dahl and his father is entrepreneur Patrick Donovan.
Gauahar Khan and Zaid Darbar
Bollywood actress and model Gauahar Khan tied the knot with Zaid Darbar, son of music composer Ismail Darbar, in an intimate nikkah on December 25.
For the ceremony, the bride was seen in an ivory sahara customised by designer Saira Shakira, before the couple changed into designs by Manish Malhotra for a star-studded reception event. While the former Bigg Boss star chose a red and gold lehenga, Darbar complimented the look with a classic black sherwani. The stars posted the look on social media with the caption: "Ever thine, ever mine, ever ours."
The couple have been sharing posts well after the wedding – including a matching “hubby/ wifey” T-shirt set.
Neha Kakkar and Rohanpreet Singh
The Indian singers tied the knot a few months after meeting on the set of music video Nehu Da Vyah.
They exchanged garlands on October 24 in Delhi, wearing complementary baby-pink looks by top Indian designer Sabyasachi. Afterwards, the couple hosted a grand reception party where they both donned matching red ensembles by Falguni Shane Peacock.
For their honeymoon, the couple flew to Dubai in November, where they stayed at the Palazzo Versace.
Rana Daggubati and Miheeka Bajaj
Telugu star Rana Daggubati caused quite the stir when he posted a photo in May with then-girlfriend Miheeka Bajaj with the short but sweet caption:, “she said yes”.
From the proposal to the mehendi ceremony, the couple documented everything on social media. The actual wedding took place on August 8, with just close friends and family in attendance. The bride wore an Anamika Khanna lehenga and the groom chose a cream kurta.
Sajal Aly and Ahad Raza Mir
The famous Pakistani couple wed in an opulent Abu Dhabi ceremony in March, right before weddings and parties in the capital were temporarily stopped to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The Yeh Dil Mera stars chose Zaya Nurai Island, the boutique private resort, as the location for the exclusive event.
The pair enjoyed a mehendi celebration, nikkah ceremony and post-nikkah dinner. For the wedding itself, the bride and groom chose traditional attire, with Aly donning a red suit with heavy bead work, while the groom opted for a cream sherwani.