Jen & Justin, Plus 6 More Celeb Couples Who Surprised Their Friends – with a Wedding!

It's one thing to spring a wedding on the public, but some celebs – including newlyweds Aniston and Theroux – go the extra mile and drop a wedding on their guests, too


When it comes to surprising your friends and family with a wedding, July 4th seems to be a popular weekend to do so (at least for celebs!). In 2002, Roberts and Moder gathered their loved ones on July 3 to celebrate the upcoming holiday (or so they said) at Roberts' ranch in Taos, New Mexico. The couple kept their guests hanging for a while: it wasn't until the clock struck midnight on July 4 that they let them know what was up. "There was a cheer, a sort of wave of cheers that echoed against the mountains," a close friend told PEOPLE. "Danny got down on one knee and said, 'In front of everyone we love, I want to know, will you marry me?' And Julia grabbed her heart and said, 'Yes, yes, yes.' And all the guests were saying 'Yes, yes, yes' along with her."