The pop star shared all the details (and pics!) in her personal newsletter.
Jennifer Lopez has shared all the details from her surprise wedding ceremony with Ben Affleck.
Hours after multiple outlets reported that the pop star and the Good Will Hunting actor had obtained a marriage license on Saturday, Lopez took to her preferred platform to tell her fans about her and Affleck’s midnight ceremony at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas. The Sunday edition of her personal fan newsletter, On The JLo, included pics from the wedding and a heartfelt caption about her trip down the aisle, signed by “Mrs. Jennifer Lynn Affleck.”
In the exclusive pics and videos, Lopez wears two different gowns, one of which she describes as “a dress from an old movie.” The traditional white sleeveless gown features a high neckline, a fitted waist, and an elegant all-over diamond pattern. The Marry Me actress also appears to have changed into a strapless number with long lace sleeves for part of the night, which included a selfie with her groom.
In another clip, the Argo director shows his personal “wedding changing area,” a pink-tiled men’s bathroom. He wears a white tuxedo jacket with black pants, a white shirt, and a black bow tie.
“We did it. Love is beautiful. Love is kind. And it turns out love is patient. Twenty years patient,” the “Waiting for Tonight” singer began the post.
“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,” she continued. “Behind us two men held hands and held each other. In front of us, a young couple who made the three hour drive from Victorville on their daughter’s second birthday—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.”
“We barely made it to the little white wedding chapel by midnight. They graciously stayed open late a few minutes, let us take pictures in a pink Cadillac convertible, evidently once used by the king himself (but if we wanted Elvis himself to show, that cost extra and he was in bed),” she continued.
Per People, the couple were joined at the chapel by Lopez’s mother and her 14-year-old twins Emme and Max Muñiz. The newsletter includes a picture of Emme posing in the pink Cadillac.
“So with the best witnesses you could ever imagine, a dress from an old movie and a jacket from Ben’s closet, we read our own vows in the little chapel and gave one another the rings we’ll wear for the rest of our lives. They even had Bluetooth for a (short) march down the aisle. But in the end it was the best possible wedding we could have imagined. 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,” Lopez wrote.
“They were right when they said, ‘all you need is love’. We are so grateful to have that in abundance, a new wonderful family of five amazing children and a life that we have never had more reason to look forward to. Stick around long enough and maybe you’ll find the best moment of your life in a drive through in Las Vegas at twelve thirty in the morning in the tunnel of love drive through, with your kids and the one you’ll spend forever with. Love is a great thing, maybe the best of things-and worth waiting for,” she concluded the post.