Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez’s Las Vegas wedding at A Little White Chapel was filled with “laughs, smiles and tears,” according to the minister who married them.
Ryan Wolfe told Page Six exclusively in a new interview that Affleck, 49, “gasps” as Lopez, 52, down the aisle — “just like Jennifer Lopez” — to “Here Comes the Bride”. .
“She saw him walk down the aisle and you could just tell he was like, ‘Whoa, whoa,'” Wolfe shared. “He gasped a little. You could tell he was definitely in the moment.”
Wolfe – who “really believes” Affleck and Lopez are “soulmates” – said that he could “exactly tell that their love is real” and genuinely on the grounds that they kissed each other during an intimate ceremony. How it worked around
Recalling how it all started, Wolfe told Page Six that it seemed normal on a Saturday night at his job. Then, suddenly, the A-list couple arrived at the venue around 9 p.m. in a black SUV and asked the Grace Christian Center’s chief pastor and his coordinator, Kenosha Portis, if they had “time for another wedding”.
“Jennifer was wearing a white dress. She looked gorgeous and gorgeous as ever. And Ben looked nice and sleek, as he always does,” Wolff said, adding that the actor wore “jeans and a white tee.” -shirts” kept things casual.
Wolfe told us that he made small talk with Affleck while directing him to change the men’s bathroom because the “Argo” actor insisted he “didn’t need anything fancy.” While Affleck was quick to slip into his tux, it took a little longer for his leading lady to transform into her vintage white dress and Zuhair Murad gown.
“They came back through the door and they just have a presence about them. You know they’re someone,” Wolff said of the moment the stars entered the chapel.
The pair insisted that they wanted “nothing fancy”, and only requested that they say their vows and add “a little god” to the ceremony.
“His vows were beautiful, they were special. And I know they were very important to him. You can tell it was something between them that they wanted to share with each other,” the pastor said. “It was a really special, emotional ceremony and moment that they shared. And their kids were absolutely in it. ,
Besides the couple, Wolfe and Portis, the only others in the room were Lopez’s 14-year-old daughter, Emme, and Affleck’s 13-year-old daughter, Seraphina, who served as the sole photographer for the event. Even though the marriage was short, Wolfe says that both children brought all the excitement.
“You can tell Jennifer’s kid and Ben’s kid definitely have a great relationship. They’re close,” Wolff said when he announced Lopez and Affleck as husband and wife, both teens. burst out with “excitement” and hugged each other.
Once Bennifer 2.0 said its “I do”, the couple sealed the deal with a kiss to film. The smooch at the altar was not “too long”, but was “very, very special”, with Wolfe jokingly saying that he needed to “take some notes from Ben”.
After their marriage, Wolfe switched from minister to photographer as he helped photograph the happy couple in the tunnel of Elvis’s pink Cadillac and Prem drive-thru.
Throughout his ministry career, the pastor is estimated to have performed more than 10,000 weddings and can “feel” when a couple will complete it. Apparently, the vibes at A Little White Chapel that night were just right because she sure is “this is for them.”
But Wolfe isn’t the one who would bet money on the newlyweds. According to “The View” co-host Sunny Hostin, Lopez’s mother, Guadalupe Rodriguez, “always said that Ben is her [Jennifer’s] True love.”
The two stars rekindled their romance last year after the “Marry Me” actress ended her four-year relationship with former MLB star Alex Rodriguez. A year after the pair started dating, the actor popped the question for the second time with a giant green glow.
The pair had earlier engaged in 2002. After garnering a lot of media attention they postponed their 2003 wedding and eventually went their separate ways before getting back together in 2021. After difficulty trying to plan their first wedding, sources told Page. Six that the couple will run away and then celebrate with friends and family.
While the pair enjoyed an intimate Sin City ceremony, the newlyweds are planning a huge “multi-day party” at Affleck’s 87-acre property in Riceboro, Ga. The big event will double as a birthday party for Jennifer, who turns 53. 24 July.
Lopez confirmed her marriage to Affleck in the July 17 edition of her “On the JLo” newsletter, saying it was “exactly what we wanted.”
“We did it. Love is beautiful. Love is kind. And it turns out that love is patient. Twenty years of patient,” she said aloud.
“Stay long enough and maybe you’ll have the best moment of your life at the drive-thru in Las Vegas at 12:30 a.m. with your kids and your kids in the tunnel of love drive. Spend forever together.” Love is a great thing, probably the best thing ever – and worth waiting for.”