So THIS is how Allison Williams kept her wedding plans a secret

Allison Williams is the latest in a string of celebrity couples to pull off a top secret wedding this year… and we have to say, she did a very good job.

Even Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux had a few paparazzi present at their July nuptials, despite going to excessive measures to keep things under wraps.

So how did Allison and her new husband, College Humor founder Ricky Van Veen, manage to get married in (relative) peace last Saturday? By setting up a decoy venue, of course.


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News of Allison and Ricky's wedding plans leaked to the press last week, but even guests themselves weren't certain of the location until the last minute.

All attendees were told to fly into Denver, a 3.5 hour drive from the wedding's actual location at Brush Creek Ranch in Saratoga, Wyoming.

In order to throw paps off the scent, a second decoy site was set up a few miles away by Allison's wedding planners, Rafanelli Events.

The high-end company also organised the weddings of both Chelsea Clinton and Matt Damon, so they're no strangers to A-list events.

Allison and Ricky's star-studded guest list reportedly included Mindy Kaling, Lena Dunham, Katy Perry, John Mayer and Diane Von Furstenberg, with many guests flying to LA together the next morning for the Emmys.

Also present were Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson, who plays Allison's on-screen mother in Girls. Tom even officiated the ceremony for the happy couple – how cool?!

Allison was walked down the aisle by her news anchor father Brian Williams, who recently returned to NBC following a suspension for reportedly fabricating a story about his experience in Iraq in 2003.

The Peter Pan actress admitted earlier this year that "current events" had forced her and Ricky to put their wedding plans on hold, something many took to be a reference to her father's suspension.