Why Did Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner Have a Surprise Wedding?

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner are officially a married couple.

Shortly after the 2019 Billboard Awards, the famous couple headed to a wedding chapel in Las Vegas to take their relationship to the next level.

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Though none of us saw this spontaneous wedding coming, Jonas and Turner tied the knot while they were in Sin City for one particular reason.

Their marriage needed to be legal in the U.S.

On May 1, Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner shocked us all when it was revealed they had tied the knot immediately following the 2019 Billboard Awards.

Shortly after Joe Jonas performed alongside his brothers and Sophie Turner presented, the couple, along with their friends and family, headed to A Little White Chapel to say “I do” at the Sin City location’s Chapel L’Amour.

Videos from the wedding were caught and shared by Diplo on his Instagram Story.

Those in attendance were Nick Jonas, Priyanka Chopra, Kevin Jonas, and Danielle Jonas. The country duo Dan + Shay even sang their smash hit “Speechless” during the ceremony.

Though many fans knew Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner were planning on getting married, they were not expecting a ceremony to happen so soon.

Jonas and Turner have discussed their plans to get married this upcoming summer in France but there was a reason the couple decided to tie the knot in Vegas.

According to sources, if the couple only got married in France, their marriage wouldn’t be legal in the United States.

“They knew they needed to have a legal ceremony in the U.S. and decided a few weeks ago to do it in Vegas after the Billboard Awards,” a source revealed to E! News. “Some of their friends and family would be there so it felt like the perfect timing.”

It was just the right time

Though Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra’s wedding was well-thought out and beautifully executed, Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner’s Las Vegas wedding was in the spur of the moment.

Since they were already in Vegas for the Billboard Awards, what better way to end the night than getting married in a wedding chapel?

Their wedding this summer will be a lot more formal, but Jonas and Turner just couldn’t wait any longer to be man and wife.

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“They booked the chapel for a big block of the night to make sure they had it to themselves and that the timing could be spontaneous,” an insider shared. “A friend paid and set up the entire thing.”

Instead of exchanging wedding bands, Joe and Sophie gave each other ring pops and couldn’t be happier that they are officially married.

A source says that the couple is “just so excited to be together and to be married.”

As for their summer wedding in France, the couple still plans for that to happen.

The ceremony will be a lot more formal than the one in Vegas and more of their family and friends will be in attendance.

It looks like multiple wedding ceremonies are a thing in the Jonas family!