Bennifer is going for a second chance at love—and weddings. The couple married in July in Las Vegas before celebrating with friends and relatives at Ben Affleck’s $8.9 million plantation estate located in Riceboro, Georgia.
Jennifer Lopez, 53, and Ben Affleck, 50, got back together after breaking off their engagement in 2003 as it got “excessive media attention” and ended their relationship a year later. The couple eloped in Vegas in July before throwing a lavish wedding reception at Affleck’s Georgia estate on Saturday. Lopez reportedly wore diamond jewellery worth millions of dollars, not including her engagement ring, and changed into three custom Ralph Lauren gowns.
When it came to dressing and accessorising for the big day, JLo didn’t skimp. The 53-year-old pop star, actress, and dancer walked down the aisle in a turtleneck column gown with ruffles put together with over 1,000 handkerchiefs and 500 yards of fabric. Lopez also wore classic white South Sea cultured pearl earrings set in platinum with 2.27-carat diamonds, which are $53,000 on Mikimoto’s website.
She matched her $53,000 earrings with a $39,000 platinum ring set with 2.2 carats of diamonds and a white South Sea cultured pearl.
Following the ceremony, Lopez changed into a stunning gown with extravagant pearl strings. She also put on another pair of Mikimoto earrings, this time a pair of $85,000 pearl-and-diamond studs.
Her third Ralph Lauren gown was a mermaid gown with a Swarovski crystal-encrusted keyhole neckline and a demountable organza hood. Lopez wore a different pair of earrings with her third gown, a pair of $2 million pear-shaped and 27 carats marquise-cut diamond bauble earrings.
Lopez also wore her engagement ring, which was given to her by Affleck, and is estimated to be a five-stone engagement ring with a “8-carat vivid yellowish-green diamond” with two baguette diamonds on side and side by side trapezoid diamonds made by Taylor & Hart.
According to diamond experts, the ring was designed by Tamara Rahaminov and Nicol Goldfinger of Rahaminov Diamonds and is worth between $3.5 million and $8 million.