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 doubled as a family vacation and work time for J.Lo. But that’s not the end of their celebration. According to sources speaking to Page Six, the newlyweds have hired a luxury event planner named Colin Cowie to help them plan a much bigger event.
Cowie has a business with headquarters in New York and Los Angeles and is known for parties he’s thrown for big name celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Kim Kardashian, Jerry Seinfeld, Michael Jordan, Nicole Kidman. He has also worked with Lopez before, so she clearly feels comfortable working with the entertainment specialist.
His business promises clients “a royal wedding of epic proportions [to] the most glamorous, sophisticated and tasteful backyard wedding” and he works with budgets “ranging from $25,000 to $25 million.”
Another source shared a rumor that the wedding event would go over several days and include “everyone they love but could not invite” to Vegas in a party at St. Simons Island just off the Georgia coast. The island has a number of gorgeous beaches as well as a famous lighthouse. Some people who might 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 kids, J.Lo’s Emme and Affleck’s Seraphina. Lopez shared some info about the ceremony in her newsletter, writing, “Last night we flew to Vegas, stood in line for a license with four other couples, all making the same journey to the wedding capital of the world…We barely made it to the little white wedding chapel by midnight. They graciously stayed open late a few minutes, let us take pictures in a pink Cadillac convertible, evidently once used by the king himself (but if we wanted Elvis himself to show, that cost extra and he was in bed).”
Aimée Lutkin is the weekend editor at ELLE.com. Her writing has appeared in Jezebel, Glamour, Marie Claire and more. Her first book, The Lonely Hunter, will be released by Dial Press in February 2022.