Ben Affleck, 50, and Jennifer Lopez, 53, celebrated their wedding with friends and family in Riceboro, Georgia! The couple hosted the big party at Ben’s private estate on Saturday, Aug. 20. The guests — including Matt Damon and his wife Luciana, George Clooney, Renee Zellweger, Jane Fonda and Jimmy Kimmel — all wore white for the affair. Jennifer’s friend Jay Shetty officiated the ceremony, which was planned by Colin Cowie.
The bride looked absolutely incredible in a custom dress by Ralph Lauren Couture which was designed in Italy. The gown featured what appeared to be a feathered and tulle skirt with a fitted bodice and short sleeves. She added a romantic 20 foot veil to the ensemble, which can be seen above resting on the grass.
Other photos released on Aug. 21 showed the inside decor for the party, which was themed around Old Hollywood with posters from films like Gone With The Wind and Casablanca per the DailyMail. The rest of the theme appeared to be farmhouse inspired, with a sign that read “baby, i love u” — seemingly in reference to the 2003 track from her This Is Me…Then album inspired by Ben. The rest of the sign read “Jennifer [hearts] Ben” and “heart + soul.” Other images showed rustic wooden chairs and tables arranged for the reception, surrounding a gorgeous four-tier cake, as well as velvet furniture accents.
Guests reportedly stayed at the ritzy Perry Lane Hotel in Savannah, and were spotted mingling in the lobby ahead of the nuptials per Entertainment Tonight. “Guests were gathering at The Perry Lane Hotel [in Savannah] to head to Jennifer and Ben’s wedding, There,” an eyewitness told the digital arm of the show, revealing that hotel staff opened a bottle of champagne prior to the departure via white trolley buses.
“Everyone is dressed in white with most women in white dresses and gowns, and most men in white suits, a majority in linen material, but the dress code features a wide variety. Some men are in white shorts and sneakers and there is a female guest in a white fringe leather jacket and sparkly cowboy hat,” the insider also said, noting that each attendee was ID’d before boarding a shuttle.
The party comes after their surprise (and quick) Las Vegas wedding at the iconic A Little White Chapel on Saturday, July 16. Of their five kids, just her child Emme, 14, who she shares with ex-husband Marc Anthony, and his daughter Seraphina, 13, who he had with ex-wife Jennifer Garner, were present. After the low key affair, Jen legally changed her name to “Jennifer Lynn Affleck” per the marriage license filing.
The On The 6 singer shared personal photos and video from their special day to her fan newsletter On The JLo the next day. In her letter, Jen was clearly emotional about the marriage, which comes 20 years after the duo were initially engaged in Nov. 2002.
“We did it. Love is beautiful. Love is kind. And it turns out love is patient. Twenty years patient,” she began in the note, referencing their 2004 split and whirlwind 2021 reunion. Ben proposed again in April 2022, but instead of a pink diamond, he sourced an even more rare green one — also her lucky color!
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— Listenary. (@Listenary) July 17, 2022
“Exactly what we wanted. Last night we flew to Vegas, stood in line for a license with four other couples, all making the same journey to the wedding capital of the world,” Jen also said. “All of us wanting the same thing— for the world to recognize us as partners and to declare our love to the world through the ancient and nearly universal symbol of marriage…One we dreamed of long ago and one made real (in the eyes of the state, Las Vegas, a pink convertible and one another) at very, very long last,” she also said.
Ben’s estate in Georgia is just an hour outside of historic Savannah, and sits on the North Newport River. The property spans around 87 acres, and includes a primary residence that’s 6,000 sq. feet, as well as a separate cottage and a third home called the “Oyster House.” The latter is actually the largest at 10,000 sq. feet, with three master suite bedrooms and five regular bedrooms.
Congratulations to Ben and Jen!