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Ricki Lake: Big wedding plans gave me hives

Ricki Lake has revealed why she decided to elope with now husband Christian Evans.

The 43-year-old television personality exchanged vows at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California over the weekend in a simple ceremony.

But she says that it was the anxiety about having a large event for her nuptials that made her decide to have a scaled-back affair.

"We talked about a big wedding at first," she told People magazine. "We hired a wedding planner, but I broke into hives thinking about who I'm going to invite and who I'm going to insult by not inviting."

"At the end of the day," Christian added. "The best solution was to have our moment of being together and getting married."

The only guests that were there apart from Ricki's glam squad to get her ready, were the couple's two dogs. Ricki's two children from her first marriage; Milo, 15, and Owen, 10, opted out of attending.

"They love Christian," Ricki shared. "But they couldn't care less about the ceremony."

Ricki is launching her new talk show later this year and has a memoir coming out called Never Say Never.

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