Kellie Pickler, 24, and her fiance, Kyle Jacobs, 37, eloped this past weekend, choosing to tie the knot in peace. To be honest, it's surprising that more celebrities don't choose this path, making for an easy getaway from the hassles of the paparazzi and the general chaos and lavish expense of celebrity wedding planning!
The couple, who had been dating since 2008, got engaged last June, when Jacobs proposed to Pickler on a beach in Florida. It should come as no surprise that the pair eloped, after Pickler said of the proposal,Â "We would've gotten married that night had there been a preacher walking by!"
Yet, we can imagine them eloping was a bit of a shock to Pickler's friends and family, after she said of her views on the ceremony,Â Â“To us [getting married] is such a holy thing... so it just feels right to be in a church.Â” Hmm... guess the planning got to be too much stress?
Though specific details of the ceremony have not been released, Kellie Pickler's rep confirmed that the pair tied the knot on January 1st, in aÂ "small, intimate ceremony on a private island in the Caribbean."
As for as eloping goes, that sounds about as good as it gets!
Congrats to Pickler and Jacobs on their newlywed status!