Joel Madden was stunned when he found out Nicole Richie had arranged for an elephant to be present at their wedding - because the socialite had kept the animal a secret from him.
The Good Charlotte rocker exchanged vows with The Simple Life star at her father Lionel's Los Angeles estate on Saturday evening (11Dec10).
Famous faces at the ceremony included Gwen Stefani and Ashlee Simpson-Wentz - but there was one special guest Madden was surprised to see.
He tells People magazine, "I was like, 'What?' Then I just laughed - Nicole getting an elephant and not telling me is typical of our relationship."
But he was more than happy for Richie to indulge in her love of animals for their wedding: "If there's one time I want her to have the craziest thing she wants, it's the day we marry."