About a week ago I awoke to DJ chatter about a growing trend in weddings, eloping. Immediately my ears perked when I learned that America’s sweetheart Kelly Clarkson had just announced she and her fiancé Brandon Blackstock would be canceling their October wedding plans in lieu of a more personal celebration. The internet is abuzz with all things “elopement”, as couples too echo Kelly and Brandon’s feelings from (as the Huffington Post puts it) “Overwhelmed” to “Over It”. What is fascinating to me, is that these are folks who could afford the most lavish of affairs. Yet they, like several other celebrities, value a celebration that is held a little closer to the chest. The emotions shared in their smaller celebrations are something that money just can’t buy. From Gweneth to Mariah, Borat to Jack Black, check out other big names who too decided to keep their big day small.