Following the ceremony on Saturday, guests returned on Sunday to toast the newlyweds at a brunch.
The couple’s wedding marks the culmination of a love story that spans over 20 years. The two met in 2001 while filming the movie Gigli. In November of 2002, Ben proposed with a 6.1 carat pink solitaire diamond from Harry Winston. But the day before the ceremony, the couple announced they had decided to postpone their wedding due to the excessive media attention. “When we found ourselves seriously contemplating hiring three separate ‘decoy brides’ at three different locations, we realised something was awry…” the couple said in a joint statement. “We began to feel that the spirit of what should have been the happiest day of our lives could be compromised. We felt what should have been a joyful and sacred day could be spoiled for us, our families, and our friends.”
The two officially separated in January of 2004. Jennifer went on to wed Marc Anthony and have twins, Max and Emme, and Ben married Jennifer Garner, with whom he has three children. When those relationships ended, they went on to date others – but eventually, they returned to each other in April 2021.
A year later, after she was seen wearing a rare bright green square-shaped natural diamond flanked by white trapezoid diamonds, Jennifer confirmed that she was engaged to Ben for a second time, and the two surprised fans yet again when they tied the knot at A Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas in June.
“Stick around long enough and maybe you’ll find the best moment of your life in a drive though in Las Vegas at twelve thirty in the morning in the tunnel of love drive through, with your kids and the one you’ll spend forever with,” Jennifer wrote in her On the JLo newsletter. “Love is a great thing, maybe the best of things – and worth waiting for.”