A little over a month after they wed in Las Vegas, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck tied the knot again over the weekend.
The couple wed in a lavish ceremony which took place at Affleck’s 87-acre plantation in Georgia, USA, where the pair exchanged vows in front of their family and friends. According to People magazine, the wedding celebration was a three-day affair.
In keeping with the theme of the number three, JLo had three wedding dresses, all of which were custom-made by American designer Ralph Lauren.
Sharing a series of photos with her fans on her website OnTheJLo.com, the singer unveiled the sketches of three gowns alongside portraits of herself adorning the stunning designs.
The first of the gowns, which appeared to be the dress she wore for the ceremony, was a high-neck fitted white gown which featured a statement ruffled fishtail train that the bride wore with a floor-length veil.
The second dress also featured a fish tail train and veil, albeit shorter, and a plunging neckline and low-cut back with intricate detailing.
Finally, the last dress appeared to be an ode to Hollywood glamour featuring beaded detailing around the neckline, an open back and a figure-hugging design.
“The dresses were dreamy… thank you Ralph Lauren,” JLo shared in the newsletter to her fans.
The first wedding
The celebrity couple known as ‘Bennifer’ first wed in Las Vegas just over a month ago.
The blushing bride also described the ceremony as “the best possible wedding we could have imagined… one we dreamed of long ago… at very, very long last”.
For the first ceremony, JLo wore two wedding dresses for the nuptials. The first was showcased in a video of the bride by celebrity hairdresser Chris Appleton. JLo wore a simple high-neck, sleeveless white dress.
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The singer then changed into a bridal ensemble by Lebanese couturier Zuhair Murad – an off-the-shoulder corseted dress with a sweetheart neckline.
In the past, Lopez admitted the Arab designer is her “favourite”. “I love Zuhair, he’s probably my favourite,” she said in a previous interview.
She first wore a gown by the designer to the 2010 Met Gala and since then has continued to champion the couturier’s impeccable creations.
“I wore his dress to the Met Ball and after that, I just started using him for everything… we just have a great relationship,” she recalled. “He’s a beautiful man, a beautiful designer.”
Thus, it’s no surprise the star opted for a Zuhair Murad gown for her wedding to Affleck – a moment they (and all of us) have been waiting for for over two decades.
JLo and Affleck announced their second engagement back in April of this year, nearly two decades after they were due to wed the first time.
The singer herself confirmed the news via her fan newsletter in a short video which showed a tearful admiring a gorgeous green diamond ring on her engagement ring finger.
The engagement comes a year after the pair began dating in April last year and nearly 20 years after the pair were set to wed for the first time in the early 2000s.
JLo and Affleck first began dating in July 2002 after meeting on the set of Gigli in 2001. The couple’s relationship was heavily publicised and a somewhat media storm at the time.
The pair became engaged for the first time in November 2002. Affleck proposed with a pink diamond ring reportedly worth an eye-watering $2.5 million.
Bennifer were set to marry on September 14, 2003, but was postponed due to what was cited at the time as “excessive media attention” surrounding the nuptials. Four months later in January 2004, they announced they had split.
Affleck went on to marry actress Jennifer Garner in 2005 but split up in 2018. The pair have three children together.
Meanwhile, Jlo went on to marry Marc Anthony in 2004, with whom she has two children. The pair divorced in 2014 after 10 years of marriage. Most recently, JLo was engaged to former professional baseball player Alex Rodriguez. They began dating in 2017 and became engaged in 2019. However, the couple announced their split in April 2021.
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