Britney Spears Weds in Surprise Ceremony

09/19/2004 at 02:00 PM EDT

Britney Spears Weds in Surprise Ceremony
Kevin Federline and Britney Spears
Chris Pittam/Splash News
Britney Spears, 22, and Kevin Federline, 26, said "I do" in a surprise ceremony Saturday evening in a leafy neighborhood in Studio City, Calif., their rep tells PEOPLE magazine.

Some 20 friends and family members – including Spears's mother, Lynne, and sister, Jamie Lynn – were present at what was billed as an engagement party but turned into a wedding. Britney wore a white dress and Kevin a black tuxedo as the couple exchanged vows.

The ceremony happened almost a month before their planned Oct. 16 wedding, which was to take place at the luxurious Bacara Resort in Santa Barbara.

As a helicopter hovered over the Studio City house in the dark, neighbors took to the streets in a spontaneous block party.

Spears had a bachelorette party Friday night, then visited a spa early Saturday. Guests were shuttled to the wedding in vans from a Santa Monica hotel. After the nuptials, the bride and groom left in a black SUV.

Take a look at Britney and Kevin's romance in photos.

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Emma and Andrew: All About Hollywood's Cutest Couple
  • Prince George! More Yummy Photos

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine


From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters