Award-winning honeymoons for Oscars fans

Award-winning honeymoons for Oscars fans

With Hollywood’s A-listers basking in the afterglow of the most important night of the movie calendar – the Oscars – we look at where they’ve been honeymooning…

Last night saw Hollywood's stars and starlets take to that infamous red carpet for the 86th Annual Academy Awards. The winners (including Blue Jasmine's Cate Blanchett and Matthew McConaughey for Dallas Buyers Club) are still reeling today, but there's only one kind of ceremony that matters to Unique Honeymoons. Yup, you guessed it: we're talking WEDDINGS. To inspire your Oscar-worthy break, here are a few of our favourite celebrity honeymoons from the past year.

Halle Berry & Olivier Martinez

Paris

The gorgeous Halle Berry got hitched to Olivier Martinez in July 2013, having the ceremony in Château de Condé, in Aisne, France, before taking the honeymoon to Paris. The Oscar-winning actress - who won an Academy Award for Best Actress in 2002 for her performance in Monster's Ball - even showed her childish side with a trip to Disneyland.

Matt Damon & Luciana Barroso

London and St Lucia

Matt Damon and his Argentine belle Luciana Barroso loved getting married so much, they did it twice! The Good Will Hunting actor, who claimed a joint Oscar with Ben Affleck for Best Original Screenplay in 1998, wed Luciana in a small no-fuss ceremony back in December 2005, tying the knot in New York's City Hall. They had their original honeymoon in London, where Matt was filming The Good Shepherd with Robert De Niro. Desperate for a big wedding, the couple renewed their vows on the Caribbean island of St Lucia in April 2013, exchanging loving words under a thatched roof at sunset. They rented out the romantic Sugar Beach Resort where they enjoyed a week-long celebration with family and friends.

Christina Ricci & James Heerdegen

New York City

Christina Ricci caused a storm with her Givenchy haute couture wedding gown last October, when she married Pan Am co-star James Heerdegen in a hush-hush New York City ceremony. She missed out on an Academy Award nomination for her role in Don Roos' The Opposite of Sex in 1998, but Entertainment Weekly honored her well-received performance as one of the "Worst Oscar Snubs Ever". Similarly the beautiful actress didn't have a honeymoon per se, but then, who needs one when you can just take a bite out of the Big Apple?

Keira Knightley & James Righton

Corsica

Corsica is for lovers, beach buffs, culture vultures, hikers and divers alike. So it's no surprise that Keira Knightly selected the French island for her honeymoon with James Righton. The pair took the plunge in Provence on 4 May 2013 - with Keira wearing a bold prom dress-style wedding frock - before heading to the Mediterranean paradise. Keira is no stranger to being bold though, having earned Best Actress nominations at the Academy Awards and Golden Globes for her role as the feisty Elizabeth Bennet in the 2005 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.

John Barrowman & Scott Gill

Hawaii

Teary-eyed and full of joy, British-born and US-bred star John Barrowman married Scott Gill, his boyfriend of 22 years, last July. The pair planned a belated honeymoon in Hawaii, which passed The Hawaii Marriage Equality Act of 2013 in November. Although Barrowman is best-known for his roles in BBC's Doctor Who and spin-off Torchwood, he also cameoed in the award-winning Zero Dark Thirty, which was nominated for five Oscars at last year's ceremony and took home a golden statuette for Best Sound Editing.

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