On Tuesday morning the 53-year-old singer and actress took to her website OnTheJLo.com to post photos of herself as a bride.
The Marry Me star wore a white veil over her face as she was carefully made up with frosty pink makeup. Her hair was pulled back showing off diamond and pearl earrings. And she had white frilly material up her neck.
Later Lopez posted a full-length look at her main bridal gown – which had a stunning 20 foot train – as well as the two other dresses she wore on her big day.
All three creations were from American designer Ralph Lauren and because they are couture gowns, each one is estimated to cost in the $1million ball park.
Wedding splash! Jennifer Lopez has shared a look at her stunning Saturday wedding to Ben Affleck in Georgia. The star was seen in a custom-made Ralph Lauren couture gown; the images were taken by John Russo
Couture wedding gowns can cost anywhere from $55,000 to $5million. But Lauren’s cost more. ‘These dresses start at around $500,000 each because they are hand sewn with the finest materials, and definitely more for the style with crystals and pearl work,’ a stylist told DailyMail.
Lauren does not usually design wedding dresses. In fact the cream-colored sheer gown he made when Priyanka Chopra married Nick Jonas in India in 2018 was only the fourth wedding dress he has ever made.
The cost of that gown was an estimated $2million because there were pearls down the front, over 11,000 Swarovski crystals, and thousands of sequins as well as plenty of handmade lace.
Lopez’s primary wedding gown – the one with the turtleneck – was likely in the $1million neighborhood as it did not have any pearls sewn into it, or any other gems, but it did have an embellished 20 foot train which was handmade. She also wore a cathedral-length veil.
The plunging cream colored halter gown was likely in the $1 million neighborhood as well because it had Swarovski crystals up the front lining of the keyhole.
A third dress looked equally as decadent with strings of pearls sewn onto the gown with Swarovski crystal detailing. The design was sleeveless and had a mermaid finish. She showed it off while sitting on a swing as she added strappy heels with pearls on top. The couture dress was handmade and likely in the $1 million to $2 million range.
Lopez wore Lauren on her wedding day probably because she has a long-standing friendship with the fellow Bronx native. She chose to represent Lauren when she wore one of his gowns to the Met Gala in 2021.
Million dollar baby: Lopez’s primary wedding gown – the one with the turtleneck – was likely in the $1 million neighborhood as it did not have any pearls sewn into it, or any other gem, but it did have an embellished 20 foot train which was handmade. The plunging cream colored halter gown was likely in the $1 million neighborhood as well because it had crystals up the front
Swig time: A third dress looked equally as decadent with a lace overlay and no sleeves. The Dance Again crooner showed it off while sitting on a swing
Her stylist Rob Zangardi, who works with Mariel Haenn – posted an image of Lopez while writing, ‘The most beautiful bride there ever was.’
The images were taken by photographer John Russo.
Later on Tuesday Vogue magazine shared to their Instagram account a full length photo of Lopez in her gown.
‘Congratulations, @jlo and Ben Affleck! The couple celebrated their marriage this past Saturday, August 20 in front of family and friends at their home in Riceboro, Georgia, on the Hampton Island preserve outside of Savannah,’ the magazine stated in the caption.
‘The bride wore @RalphLauren Couture. Ralph Lauren has always been a go-to designer for the Marry Me actor.
Here comes the bride: Jennifer beamed with joy as she posed in the final product; the sketched are on the left
Coming to life: She also shared the exquisite sketches of her Ralph Lauren dress; seen right in the halter dress
Newlywed: The Waiting For Tonight singer sat on a swing in her heavenly gown
‘The wedding gown she wore during the ceremony was the first of three Ralph Lauren dresses that comprised her lineup of looks for the evening.
‘The groom complemented his bride’s look in a classic Ralph Lauren Couture white tuxedo jacket, black trousers, and a black bow tie. All five of their children were also in white Ralph Lauren Couture.’
JLo also shared stunning shots of herself in the Ralph Lauren dresses on On The JLo. And she added the sketches to the finished product. ‘The dresses were dreamy… thank you Ralph Lauren,’ she wrote in her latest email.
Fans also got an inside look into the making of Jennifer’s gowns as designer Lauren shared a YouTube video of the dresses being worked on.
The wedding was one to remember. Jen and Ben tied the knot at his $8.9 million Georgia mansion, an 87-acre compound on Hampton Island Preserve.
The ceremony lasted 45 minutes and was officiated by Jay Shetty. It was held took place under the white metal framework of a church, per Vogue. The frame was decorated with delphiniums from Jenevieve Peralta Floral Design and Tulips & Twigs.
Both their mothers Guadalupe and Chris, her sister Lynda and his best pals Matt Damon and Kevin Smith were there.
The making of: Ralph Lauren also shared a YouTube video capturing the making of JLo’s many dresses
All hands on deck: Much care was taken into the making of the dresses
Attention to detail: A seamstress made some finishing touches to one of the stunning gowns
Pearl fever! There were layers of pearls all over this gown; the dress design is called the ‘chandelier’
Wow: A seamstress worked on the train of the dress; it is an estimated 20ft long train
All that glitters: Close-up shots of the stunning Swarovski crystals were shown in the video
Hand-crafted: A seamstress sewed the intricate beads by hand
Blushing bride: The sketches showed JLo all dressed up in her wedding gown
Future Mrs: Jennifer shown in one of the sketches from the video
Ben and JLo, known as Bennifer, set out a massive white carpet with Lopez in a white Ralph Lauren couture gown complete with long train and veil, while Ben, 50, wore a black and white tuxedo.
After the ceremony, there was a cocktail reception in the home.
Next the guests enjoyed dinner in the barn; the food was created by chef Bruce Moffett and Cru Catering, per Vigue.
The wedding cake was from Minette Rushing Custom Cakes.
The music was from DJ Dubz, and there were fireworks.
Photographs showed the pair hugging at a waterside jetty at the mansion, with a fireworks display from a lake in the property scheduled to finish the night’s event son Friday.
But the actress was most thrilled with having all of their combined children at the nuptials, shared People on Monday, as she is excited to become a stepmother again. All the children wore Ralph Lauren Couture.
Custom made: A seamstress carefully sewed on the many beads on one of the garments
Happy bride: Lopez was the belle of her splashy Georgia wedding to Affleck
She has Max and Emme, 14, with ex-husband Marc Anthony and he has Violet, 16, Seraphina, 13, and Sam, 10, with his ex-wife Jennifer Garner.
‘She loved having all the kids there. She loved the location. It all felt very special,’ a source said about the JLo Beauty founder. ‘It was a dream for her.’
Stylist Courtney Victor added, ‘They all seemed like such a happy and cohesive family unit. She is absolutely flawless. It’s unbelievable how beautiful she is.’
And the Bronx born beauty loves being Mrs Affleck.
They have wed before: The two tied the knot in July in Las Vegas; at this wedding she wore designer Zuhair Murad
They have known each other for over 20 years: They were together in 2002 and started dating again in 2021. Seen in February
‘She keeps saying “my husband” and it’s very cute,’ the insider said.
This is not the first time Lopez will play the role of stepmother.
When she wed Anthony she became stepmom to his kids Ariana, 28, and Chase, whose mother is Debbie Rosado; and Cristian, 21,and Ryan, 19, whose mother is Dayanara Torres.
The new Mr and Mrs Affleck are living at a rental in Beverly Hills until the remodel on Lopez’s old Bel Air, California mansion is done.
It is not known if all the kids will go to the same school as they are almost all teens with the exception of Samuel.
Her teens: She has Emme, left, and Max, eight – both 14 – with ex-husband Marc Anthony; seen in Paris in July
All together now: From left, Violet, Emme, Max, Seraphina, Jennifer and Ben in Paris in July
It comes 20 years after the couple dated and got engaged, only to call off their nuptials in 2003.
Ben’s brother Casey, 47, declined to attend after saying he had prior family commitments in Los Angeles.
The actor’s long-term friend Matt Damon, 51, with whom he won an Oscar for Good Will Hunting, was seen in attendance with his wife Luciana Barroso, 46.
Wedding guests: Director Kevin Smith and actor Jason Mewes, famed for playing Jay and Silent Bob alongside Ben in a series of comedies, were also spotted in Georgia for the party
Director Kevin Smith and actor Jason Mewes, famed for playing Jay and Silent Bob alongside Ben in a series of comedies, were also spotted in Georgia for the party.
Following the wedding ceremony, Affleck and Lopez walked with their guest towards the estate’s Oyster House, expected to have held the wedding reception.
An explosives permit for a fireworks display is believed to have been secured, while wedding bells were set up ahead of the evening ceremony and the menu included fried pork chops, rice and vegetables, along with oven-roasted chicken and mac and cheese, with barrels of Jack Daniels also seen being shipped on to the property.
JENNIFER LOPEZ’S MOVIE WEDDING DRESSES
Jennifer Lopez has played a bride many times in her movies.
Here is a look at some of her best gowns on the silver screens.
In The Wedding Planner in 2001 with Matthew McConaughey she had on a satin off the shoulder dress.
In the film Enough from 2002 with actor Billy Campbell, Jenny had on a lowcut gown with a sweetheart neckline.
For 2006’s El Cantante she had on a long sleeved satin gown with a lace overlay. She worked with – at the time – real life husband Marc Anthony who also played her husband.
In 2021’s Marry Me she had on a beige lace and crystal gown to say yes to Maluma but he never showed.
And in this year’s movie Shotgun Wedding she modeled a gauze dress with a sweetheart neckline.
A beautiful bride: Seen in the film The Wedding Planner in 2001 with Matthew McConaughey
Married on film: In the film Enough from 2002 with actor Billy Campbell
A bride on film and in real life: Lopez with real life husband Marc Anthony who also played her husband in El Cantante
All dressed up to wed: In a silver wedding gown for her next movie Marry Me
Be my man: Jenny points to Owen’s character as he appears on the screen behind her
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Another wedding dress: In her gown for the 2022 film Shotgun Wedding