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After their surprise Vegas ceremony last month — revealed exclusively in On the JLo — Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck celebrated their wedding over the weekend in Georgia.
An event 20 years in the making, many waited with bated breath (I, I am many) for the unveiling of the grand wedding dress. Leading up to the wedding, it was rumored that Ralph Lauren would create Lopez’s look, as the two have been in a long-term relationship. That was confirmed on Tuesday, when we finally got our first official look at Lopez’s wedding dress – where else? — On the JLo. But also: Vogue!
Lauren — who was also born and raised in the Bronx — has outfitted the multi-hyphen for many key moments in her career, including when she was awarded the title of fashion icon by the CFDA in 2019 and her most recent Met Gala appearance. A full-circle moment all around!
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TMZ posted the first sneaky paparazzi photos this weekend, but Vogue showed the bride’s first real portrait, photographed in black and white by John Russo in her custom Ralph Lauren Collection dress. A riff on the designer’s iconic turtleneck dress, Lopez’s wedding dress — which she wore with a veil to the cathedral — boasted a ruffled skirt with more than 1,000 handkerchiefs and 500 yards of fabric, the magazine reported. She accessorized with pearl and diamond earrings from Mikimoto.
Vogue revealed that the groom, as well as their five children, were also wearing Ralph Lauren Couture. And that’s not all: the brand designed two additional dresses for the bride, which she wore all evening. (Lopez also fits into an outfit change for her Vegas wedding.)
According to a press release from Ralph Lauren, Lopez’s second dress was hand-embroidered by 30 craftsmen using strings of pearls, micro-pleats of silk tulle and Swarovski crystals, the entire process taking 700 hours. The third look was also embellished with Swarovski crystals and featured a mermaid silhouette and keyhole neckline. The brand published a YouTube video (above) documenting the process of making all three dresses. You can also browse stylist Rob Zangardi’s personal photos of the looks below.
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