On July 16, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck had a very private, whirlwind wedding in Las Vegas before jetting off to Paris for a honeymoon that was also a family vacation and work time for J.Lo. But that’s not the end of their celebration. According to sources speaking to Page sixthe newlyweds have hired a luxury event planner named Colin Cowie to help them plan a much larger event.
Cowie has a business with headquarters in New York and Los Angeles and is known for parties he has thrown for big name celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Kim Kardashian, Jerry Seinfeld, Michael Jordan, Nicole Kidman. He’s also worked with Lopez before, so she clearly feels comfortable working with the entertainment specialist.
His business promises customers “a royal wedding of epic proportions.” [to] the most glamorous, sophisticated and tasteful backyard wedding,” and he works with budgets that “range from $25,000 to $25 million.”
Another source shared a rumor that the wedding event would span several days and include “everyone they love but couldn’t invite” to Vegas for a party at St. Simons Island just off the coast of Georgia. The island has a number of beautiful beaches and a famous lighthouse. Some people who may be invited include Matt Damon, Jimmy Kimmel and Drea de Matteo, who starred with Lopez in Shades of blue.
For their legal wedding, the couple went to the famous “A Little White Chapel” with two of their children, J.Lo’s Emme and Affleck’s Seraphina. Lopez shared some details about the ceremony in her newsletter, writing, “Last night we flew to Vegas, stood in line for a license with four other couples who all made the same trip to the wedding capital of the world…We barely made it to little white wedding chapel at midnight. They graciously stayed open a few minutes late, let us take pictures in a pink Cadillac convertible, apparently once used by the king himself (but if we wanted Elvis himself to show it was extra and he was in bed).
Aimée Lutkin is weekend editor at ELLE.com. Her writing has appeared in Jezebel, Glamour, Marie Claire and more. Her first book, The lone hunter, will be published by Dial Press in February 2022.