*When reality television wanted Gloria Govan and her man Matt Barnes to let us all in on the wedding, she said no and ‘eloped’ to Las Vegas for a surprise wedding.

It was two years after their first wedding was canceled and turned into an intimate ceremony with a handful of friends and family.

No cameras, no outsiders, just them. But it wasn’t a traditional event where it was all about the bride. Nope, she admits it turned into a family reunion and birthday party.

“I think that got really misconstrued. It wasn’t that I went to Vegas to get married,” Gloria explained to S2S, sharing that the wedding went down during another family get-together. “We went to Vegas for my sister’s birthday. And actually that’s when it happened–it was very unplanned, very random, and it was cool.”

It was so random that neither Matt nor Gloria actually knew they were getting married the morning of the ceremony. She says it was a last minute decision and a quick ride to a local chapel.

“It happened within hours of making that decision,” Gloria revealed. “I mean I got married in jeans and a tank top, you know. There was no white dress. There wasn’t a veil. There wasn’t a ‘everyone come to Vegas because we’re getting married’ [announcement]. It was very random.”

Though it may sound like the perfect hick wedding, she says it was perfect for them.

BTW, the couple plans on renewing their vows next year, but it won’t be another quickie in ‘Vegas.

“We’re going to do a bigger wedding this summer coming up in Santa Barbara. Matt’s very traditional,” Gloria dished. We’re definitely going to do it big this summer.”