Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Wedding: Ben McKenzie and Morena Baccarin Secretly MarryCupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Wedding: Ben McKenzie and Morena Baccarin Secretly Marry

By Melissa Lee

In celebrity news, couple Ben McKenzie and Morena Baccarin secretly tied the knot over the weekend! According to, the celebrity wedding took place at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens in Brooklyn, New York. The celebrity couple already have a child together, Frances Laiz Setta Schenkkan. We’re wishing the best of luck to these newlyweds!

This celebrity wedding was definitely a surprise! What are some benefits to a surprise wedding celebration?

Cupid’s Advice: 

McKenzie and Baccarin chose to go the discreet route for their wedding. Check out some advantages to having a low-key celebration:

1. It’s private: At the end of the day, you and your partner’s wedding celebration should come down to the fact that you love one another. By having a surprise wedding celebration, you’re only inviting the people you two truly want to share this special occasion with, therefore making it a much more private event.

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2. It won’t be as stressful: Planning big weddings with tons of guests can get super stressful, especially when it gets down to the wire. If you and your partner decide to have a surprise wedding celebration, the pressure won’t be half as bad. Together, you’ll be able to enjoy both the planning process and the actual celebration so much more.

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3. You’ll save money: Less people equals a smaller venue, saving on invitations, save-the-dates, and more! If you and your significant other are on a budget, this might be the route for you. You have the option to have a shorter reception and ceremony, plus you can put that saved money toward the honeymoon!

What are some other pros to having a surprise wedding? Share your thoughts below.