Meghan Linsey & Tyler Cain
The Voice alumna and her longtime boyfriend eloped on Jan. 16 in an exchange of vows at Ironwoods Beach in Lahaina on Maui, Hawaii, where Cain’s parents honeymooned after their marriage, PEOPLE confirmed. (Cain’s late father had also been stationed there while serving on the U.S.S. Ironwood as a member of the Coast Guard.)
The event, planned by Simply Eloped, came together in a week after the couple decided not to wait any longer to tie the knot. “It was so easy. We decided to elope one week before our big day, so I did a Google search and found them,” Linsey said. “They took care of every detail, from permit for the location, flowers, officiant, photographer, videographer… literally everything. It was so nice because I didn’t have to really do much except pick the location and flowers I wanted!”
Bear Brown & Raiven Adams
“It feels really good to be a married man, I’ve loved Raiven a long time and it’s a honor and a privilege to finally call her my wife,” Bear told PEOPLE of the big day. “She is the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen and still takes my breath away! I only wish Da had been there, but I know he was watching from the best seat! I look forward to building a life, a family and a home with Raiven, she’s the love of my life and my heart belongs to her and her alone.
Added Raiven: “Was so very happy to have our friends and family that were able to make it. Bear looked very handsome and I’m very grateful for the family we’ve made.”
Parker Young & Stephanie Weber
After 16 years together, Young and his longtime love, Weber, took a big step forward in their relationship.
PEOPLE exclusively revealed in January that Young and Weber quietly wed in September 2021 in a private backyard ceremony held at their California home.
The actor’s United States of Al costar Adhir Kalyan officiated the intimate ceremony, which commenced on Weber’s birthday.
Danielle Brooks & Dennis Gelin
The Brooklyn-based couple chose Miami for their destination wedding which was held at the historic Alfred DuPont Building. The couple’s 2-year-old daughter Freeya Carel served as the flower girl.
Matt Sallee & Sarah Bishop
Pentatonix singer Sallee found his pitch-perfect match!
The Grammy-winning a cappella group’s bass singer tied the knot with fiancée Sarah Bishop on Sunday, Jan. 2, in a romantic ceremony at Cielo Farms in Malibu, California.
The big day came after two-and-a-half years of dating — though the couple told PEOPLE they knew right away that their bond was the real deal.
“We both knew pretty much after our first date that the connection was rare and special,” they said. “We’d both separately been praying for our life partners and knew that this wasn’t a coincidence, and our walk on the moonlit beach that night solidified it.”
Tracy Anderson & Chris Asplundh
The workout entrepreneur, who is known for making her A-list clients like Gwenyth Paltrow glow, quietly tied the knot in August 2021 with fiancé Asplundh, a business manager, she told PEOPLE exclusively in January.
For Anderson, it was important to her to keep the nuptials very private, with only a select few making the guest list.
“This special moment was meant for just our family,” she said. Only Anderson’s children, a few close friends and the couple’s mothers were in attendance.
The couple began dating in 2018 after they were introduced by mutual friends, and got engaged in March 2020 when Asplundh popped the question at Anderson’s 45th birthday party.
Michael Clifford & Crystal Leigh
Surprise! The 5 Seconds of Summer star and his love actually wed in 2021, but shared the news (and a big celebration) on Jan. 11, 2022, their one-year anniversary.
The couple hosted a “secret save the date gathering” in 2021, and signed the legal documents with only their wedding party present at their new home. They still have plans for a bigger, post-COVID bash, with more loved ones present.
Ricki Lake & Ross Burningham
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“It was truly one of the best days of my life,” Lake told PEOPLE of her Jan. 2 wedding to Burningham.
The “intimate” ceremony was hosted at the couple’s home, with just a small group of their family and close friends in attendance, according to Lake.
The couple’s big day was filled with meaningful details, including having their two best friends co-officiate the ceremony and Lake’s other best friend doing her hair and makeup. For the ceremony, Lake and Burningham wrote their own vows.
Making things even more special, each guest gave a speech at the wedding about Lake and Burningham’s relationship and wrote heartfelt messages in their guest book later that night.
The pair’s six children — her two and his four — were also in attendance.
Sloane Stephens & Jozy Altidore
The tennis star and the soccer player, who announced their engagement in April 2019, were married on Jan. 1 at the St. Regis Bal Harbour in Miami Beach, Florida.
The bride wore a custom, beaded Galia Lahav couture gown with a Maria Elena headpiece, and Peter Marco diamonds as she said “I do” to Altidore.
Guests were required to be vaccinated and tested for COVID-19 to attend.
“I empathize with all the COVID couples out there who have had to make the tough calls and be flexible with the ever-changing pandemic,” Stephens told PEOPLE. “We’ve all had to be super flexible, and I appreciate how accommodating our loved ones have been in making sure we have as safe and special a day as possible.”
Still, what Altidore, who plays for Toronto FC, was looking forward to most was watching his now-wife walk down the aisle.
“It’s one of those moments that I know will live in my mind forever and time will stand still when I see her,” he shared.
Original posted at people.com