Jennifer Lopez gave her fans an intimate look inside her lavish second wedding to husband Ben Affleck on her “On The JLo” newsletter on Thursday.
The pop star, 53, shared she walked down the aisle to Marc Cohn’s “True Companion,” which she and Affleck, 50, thought made the “perfect wedding love song” when they were first engaged more than 20 years ago.
“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,” Lopez shared.
The “Waiting for Tonight” singer also shared that their respective kids from their previous marriages walked down the aisle to “The Things We’ve Handed Down.”
“The twenty years between those dreams of youth and the adult world of love and family we embraced that day, brought more to this marriage than either of us ever could have imagined,” Lopez said of the endearing moment.
“We weren’t only marrying one another; we were marrying these children into a new family. They were the only people we asked to stand up for us in our wedding party. To our great honor and joy, each one did.”
However, not all of the weekend went off without a hitch. Lopez shared that “all of us” caught a stomach bug in the days leading up to the nuptials.
Still, she reflected, “The truth is, I never had one doubt. All week I felt the calm and easy certainty that we were in God’s hands…”
Lopez wore three different Ralph Lauren dresses for the occasion, the first of which was a dramatic short-sleeve look featuring more than 1,000 handkerchiefs and 500 meters of fabric cut into ruffles and attached by hand around the skirt and turtleneck collar.
The pair sent guests home with custom-made tote bags emblazoned with “JB.” Lopez and Affleck added a personal touch to each bag by adorning the straps with a name tag for every guest who attended the southern soirée.
Additionally, the rekindled lovers also gave attendees staying at a nearby hotel custom chocolate boxes. Affleck’s brother, Casey, unfortunately did not receive any parting treasures, as he skipped the highly anticipated wedding.
After the wedding, Lopez wrote in her newsletter that she, Affleck and her loved ones celebrated with a “yummy brunch by the lake,” and she designed the décor for it herself.
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