Inside Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden's Star-Studded 15-Minute Wedding Ceremony

Couple doesn’t waste any time in saying “I Do” in front of close family and friends

By Mike Vulpo Jan 06, 2015 9:18 PMTags
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Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden just don't like wasting any time.

We were all a bit shocked to see the Hollywood couple get engaged just last month after only seven months of dating. And yesterday's surprise wedding wasn't exactly on anyone's calendars.

But based on this whirlwind romance, maybe we shouldn't be amazed to learn the couple's wedding ceremony only lasted a mere 15 minutes!

According to an eyewitness, around 96 guests including Joel Madden and wife Nicole Richie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Lionel Richie entered Diaz's home in Beverly Hills before the event began at 5 p.m.

Immediately after the heartfelt vows were shared around 5:15 p.m., guests headed outside under tents where the real party began.

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"Benji gave a couple of toasts. Cameron also joined him for one of them," a source told E! News. "They had a piano player during dinner and then a DJ."

Everyone appeared to be wearing black as they all enjoyed the sounds of Ryan Adams, flowers from Velvet Garden and delicious cake served around 10 p.m.

Judd Apatow, Leslie Mann, Toni Collette, Drew Barrymore and husband Will Kopelman were also in attendance for the big day.

For an actress who has never been one to cite marriage as a priority in her life, Diaz appeared to be changing her tune just a bit in recent months. 

"I stay right present, in the moment…I don't live in the past. I try to stay really present, right in the moment where I'm at," she told E! News when promoting her latest film Annie. "And so, I've never said 'never' to anything. Believe me, I'll try anything once or twice or maybe even three times."

As a result, the 42-year-old is more than excited to start the next chapter of her life as Benji's wife.

"We couldn't be happier to begin our new journey together surrounded by our closest family and friends," the couple shared with People after the wedding.

Here's too many years of love and happiness!

—Reporting by Michelle Falls