Jennifer Lopez is able to tell all (she desires to, anyway) about her three-day Georgia wedding to Ben Affleck. The singer sent out a recent On the JLo newsletter, featuring select photos of her and Affleck from the ceremony and details on all of the festivities, from ceremony to reception to day-after brunch.
She wrote that Affleck used the road, “That is heaven. Right Here. We’re in it now,” during his wedding speech and that despite rain and a few unexpected incidents in the course of the celebration, Lopez believed their official wedding for family and friends can be perfect.
“The reality is, I never had one doubt,” she wrote. “All week I felt the calm and simple certainty that we were in God’s hands…”
The sky cleared just in time for the ceremony, “and, at long-last, I began my walk down the steps that may grow to be the aisle that may lead me toward the remainder of my life. Ahhhhh…it was actually happening…” Lopez recalled.
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“Ben and I talked about Marc Cohn’s ‘True Companion’ as the right wedding love song on this very house greater than twenty years ago,” she continued. “Though Ben didn’t know, I asked Marc to surprise him by singing it at our wedding and he was lovely and generous to come back. As I walked down the aisle, the primary song he played wasn’t ‘True Companion’ nonetheless. It was his ‘The Things We’ve Handed Down’—a song in regards to the wonderful mystery of youngsters—something we could only guess at back then, however it was the right alternative as our five children preceded me on the walk. The twenty years between those dreams of youth and the adult world of affection and family we embraced that day, brought more to this marriage than either of us ever could have imagined. We weren’t only marrying each other; we were marrying these children right into a recent family. They were the one people we asked to arise for us in our wedding party. To our great honor and joy, each did.”
“Because the eldest of our kids finished her walk, Marc began ‘True Companion,’ a song we first listened to together what seemed each like yesterday and perpetually ago—and life got here, strangely, beautifully, mysteriously, divinely full-circle,” Lopez reflected.
“Later Ben told me that the chords of the song and seeing Marc Cohn each shocked him and allowed him to feel the way in which each roads we had walked found their way, inevitably, inexorably, and perfectly together,” she continued. “And when he saw me appear at the highest of the steps that moment it each made absolute sense while seeming still impossibly hard to consider, like the very best dream, where all you wish isn’t to awaken. I’d have had most of the same thoughts probably had I not been focusing so hard on not tripping over my dress, but after I got close enough to see his face, it made the identical wonderful sense to me. Some old wounds were healed that day and the burden of the past finally lifted off our shoulders. Full-circle—and under no circumstances the way in which we planned it. Higher.”
Lopez teased that she would send decor details out in future emails (she designed it, and “the vibes were down-home, rustic country-chic”). Photos shared in her email showcased reception fireworks and different table setting styles, from all white and green for the marriage to different shades of pink for the rehearsal dinner. You may subscribe to see every thing On the JLo.
Images that Lopez shared of the couple’s rehearsal dinner.
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Photos of Lopez and Affleck’s reception.
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Alyssa Bailey is the senior news and strategy editor at ELLE.com, where she oversees coverage of celebrities and royals (particularly Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton). She previously held positions at InStyle and Cosmopolitan. When she’s not working, she loves running around Central Park, making people take #ootd pics of her, and exploring Recent York City.