Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are married — once more! After eloping in Las Vegas on July 17, 2022, the previous “American Idol” choose and her Oscar-winning beau tied the knot once more on the night of August 20, as a part of an extravagant three-day weekend with family and friends who have been all wearing white for the lavish marriage ceremony.
For days main as much as the occasion, reporters and paparazzi descended on the tiny city of Riceboro, Georgia, the place Affleck owns an 87-acre compound on a small island. Heavy has been protecting tabs on all of the growing particulars, from well-known friends to leisure to air-conditioned porta-potties. Here’s all the things you should know concerning the extravagant celebration.
Wedding Location: Affleck’s Renovated Georgia Property
It’s an excellent factor Affleck’s Georgia property, generally known as “The Big House” round Riceboro’s Hampton Island, did not promote when he advertise in 2018 with actual property brokers Engel & Volkers. According to Entertainment Tonight (ET), the actor bought the 87-acre property in 2003, when he and Lopez first began relationship and have been even noticed driving round in a Chevy convertible used within the film they filmed collectively, “Gigli.” Some say the couple had really deliberate on marrying there throughout their first engagement.
Affleck held onto the secluded compound after they broke up in 2004 however after he discovered no consumers for it years later, he pulled it off the market in 2020, quickly rekindled his romance with Lopez, and per ET, the couple renovated the plantation-style residence and surrounding buildings.
Home & Gardens has shared attractive images contained in the property, which boasts 6,000 sq. toes of rustic class together with pinewood flooring, large arched fireplaces, and extra-high ceilings. A path leads from the principle home’s rear veranda to the river, with a secluded “summer time cottage” that includes one other large fire, and there is additionally the “Oyster House,” which has three suites and 5 bedrooms that includes bunk beds salvaged from old ships.
According to Savannah information station WJCL, the property can solely be accessed by boat, aircraft, or a secured entrance. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources obtained a marine occasion allow to offer waterway safety throughout Hampton Island to make sure privateness all through the marriage weekend.
The Guest List: Who Attended & Who Didn’t
The Saturday night marriage ceremony was officiated by superstar life coach and podcaster Jay Shetty, in line with Page Six. Lopez appeared on Shetty’s first episode of Coach Conversations in August 2021 to speak about function. During the interview, Lopez advised him that she’s at all times striving for greatness.
“You must attempt to be the best of all time,” she mentioned. “You must goal for that.”
So, it is no shock she employed Colin Cowie, whom Vogue considers to be one of many world’s biggest marriage ceremony planners, to coordinate and design a lot of the weekend’s festivities. On August 20, simply hours earlier than the ceremony, Cowie posted two photographs to his Instagram Stories of over a dozen of his workforce members on-site, all dressed from head to toe in white.
“Nothing occurs with out this crew!” Cowie wrote. “Love this crew! Some of us have labored and collaborate for over 20 years!!!”
Celebrities who flew into Savannah for the particular weekend, per People Magazine, included Affleck’s lifelong buddy Matt Damon together with his spouse Luciana Barroso, and Hollywood expertise agent together with his model/actress spouse Pia Miller. Vanity Fair mentioned Lopez’s longtime pal Leah Remini was additionally anticipated on the ceremony.
Prior to the ceremony, filmmaker Kevin Smith and his spouse Jennifer posted a photograph on Twitter with “Clerks” actor Jason Mewes and his spouse Jordan, all wearing white, and quipped, “This is as formal as I’ve been dressed since perhaps my First Communion once I was 7.”
Most of the couple’s household was current, as properly. In reality, Affleck’s mother was rushed by ambulance to the hospital on August 19, previous to the couple’s deliberate rehearsal dinner. The Daily Mail reported that the couple accompanied her after she fell off a dock on the residence and wanted stitches on her leg.
The couple’s youngsters have been additionally a part of the festivities. On August 18, E! Online reported that they have been photographed with their dad and mom purchasing in Savannah. Lopez shares 14-year-old twins Max and Emme with ex-husband Marc Anthony, whereas Ben shares youngsters Violet, 16, Seraphina, 13, and 10-year-old Samuel together with his ex-wife, Jennifer Garner. Hollywood Life reported that Garner was invited to the nuptials and wished the couple properly, however is tough at work on a undertaking in Texas.
The one thriller that remained simply previous to the ceremony was concerning Affleck’s brother, Casey, who had been anticipated to attend given their shut relationship over time. However, TMZ filmed the youthful Affleck in Los Angeles the morning of the ceremony, unable to present a transparent reply about why he wasn’t in Georgia. After the ceremony, People Magazine reported that his absence was attributable to “parental obligations; he shares sons Indiana, 18, and 14-year-old Atticus with ex-wife Summer Phoenix.
The All-Star Touches: Lopez & Affleck Took Good Care of Their Guests
The newlyweds pulled out all of the stops to ensure their friends had a good time and felt properly cared for in the course of the marriage ceremony weekend. For occasion, a supply advised Entertainment Tonight that as friends checked in on the Penny Lane Hotel, they obtained straw totes with the initials “JB” and goodies inside.
Meanwhile, Fox News reported that an air-conditioned porta-potty was positioned on the marriage ceremony web site, which seemed like a white RV with stairs main as much as every door. White tents have been arrange close by for handing out drinks and different requirements for friends.
Eyewitnesses advised ET that friends gathered at Savannah’s Penny Lane Hotel, a luxurious resort in downtown Savannah, to be transported to the marriage in lovely white trolleys. Guests had to offer their IDs to board and once more upon arriving on the marriage ceremony.
The ceremony befell in an out of doors chapel was created with greens and white flowers cascading over the beams of an open-air marquee, beneath which the friends have been all seated in white chairs. A white grand piano was positioned on a small stage by the altar.
To have fun saying “I Do” for the second time, Page Six mentioned the couple had a barge floating within the river simply past the compound, loaded up with fireworks to go off after sundown. Live music was additionally deliberate, with tables and chairs arrange beneath a waterside gazebo, together with two plush, pink chairs for the bride and groom close to the tip of the dock. On Sunday, August 21, the couple deliberate to host a barbecue for friends to wrap up the luxurious marriage ceremony weekend.
No honeymoon plans have been launched, however the couple did spend time in Europe with their kids following their first marriage ceremony in July.