You didn’t think Jennifer Lopez Affleck and Ben Affleck would be satisfied with just a Las Vegas elopement, did you? Of course not!
According to multiple reports, the newly married couple is taking a page from Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker’s playbook by planning a second, more lavish ceremony and reception to celebrate their love. However, instead of taking off to Italy, the pair are hosting their friends and family in their own backyard—the sweeping backyard of Affleck’s 87-acre Georgia estate, to be exact.
Mr. and Mrs. Affleck—yes, J.Lo legally changed her name—”have an extraordinary weekend of celebrations planned,” a source told People. Here’s everything we know.
It’s pretty much the opposite of their intimate Las Vegas nuptials. “They will have a pre-wedding party, a ceremony and have lots of fun lined up,” a source told People. “[Lopez Affleck’s] mom and sister are already there,” they continued. “The kids with be part of the celebrations too. It will be a beautiful weekend.”
The event is taking place at Affleck’s Georgia estate. On August 19, TMZ shared photos of the extravagant setup at the Batman actor’s property in Riceboro, Georgia, where construction workers were setting up “a huge marquee” as well as a very long, white aisle.
Ahead of the festivities, Lopez Affleck was photographed in downtown Savannah with her blended family enjoying a bit of wedding prep. According to People, Lopez Affleck visited Glow Med Spa while Affleck and the kids got coffee at Gallery Espresso. “They are clearly in love. They all seemed like such a happy and cohesive family unit,” the spa’s owner, Courtney Victor said. “She is absolutely flawless. It’s unbelievable how beautiful she is. She is the epitome of a glowing bride.”