Cameron Diaz & Benji Madden's Wedding May Have Been a Surprise, But the Guest List Wasn't
Looks like the rumors were true! In a somewhat surprising move, Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden got married on Monday evening. The couple, who began dating in May, got engaged in December (although rumors started back in October). Wow, they did a great job keeping the ceremony a secret — considering the public didn't even know it was happening until the day of. Unlike some celebs who make a big fuss about their big day, Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden kept their wedding simple and private. The couple told People, "We couldn't be happier to begin our new journey together surrounded by our closest family and friends." Diaz's rep describes the event as "an intimate ceremony at their home in Los Angeles."
While Bustle had its own predictions of who would make the guest list, we finally have some answers. So who attended Diaz and Madden's wedding? Drew Barrymore was reportedly a bridesmaid (no surprise there) and in the cutest news ever, Sparrow Madden (aka the son of Nicole Richie and Joel Madden) was the ring bearer. This makes me wonder if little Harlow Madden was the flower girl — I'd love to see photos of that! I'd have to guess that Madden's twin brother Joel was the best man.
Besides Barrymore, the other bridesmaids included Diaz's new sister-in-law Nicole Richie, her actual sister Chimene, and her assistant Jesse Lutz. Plus, Diaz's pals Reese Witherspoon and Gwyneth Paltrow attended the wedding as well.
Overall, there were 90-plus guests at the ceremony, which took place in Diaz's backyard. The venue was described as dimly lit with "lots of candles and mostly white flowers." A source told People:
It was a big wedding, but they still managed to make it feel very personal. Only their families and very special friends attended. It all felt very down-to-earth and sweet. Guests arrived smiling and almost seemed giddy. Everyone was excited to be a part of the wedding.
To keep things under wraps, reportedly they told Diaz's neighbors it was an early "Golden Globes party" to avoid any suspicions and explain all of the setting up that took place. Right, now we know the next time a celeb says that it means there's a secret wedding, right?
Now that those details are settled, a few questions remain: Did the couple actually have their first dance to a Good Charlotte song? And most importantly, what was the cake like?
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