Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck Las Vegas Wedding

Congratulations to Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck, on their intimate Las Vegas Wedding–from all of us at Chapel of the Flowers!


Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have officially tied the knot in the wedding capital of the world: Las Vegas, Nevada.

Lopez confirmed their intimate Las Vegas wedding in her personal newsletter Sunday, ending the letter with a new name: Mrs. Jennifer Lynn Affleck.


A Quick Snippet From Lopez’s Newsletter:

“We did it. Love is beautiful. Love is kind. And it turns out love is patient. Twenty years patient,” Jennifer shared.

“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,” Lopez wrote. “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).”

Lopez shared that she wore a dress from an old movie and Affleck wore a jacket from his closet.

“We read our own vows in the little chapel and gave one another the rings we’ll wear for the rest of our lives,” she wrote. 

Jennifer and Ben’s Love Story:

The Bennifer love story is one that’s been more than 20 years in the making. The couple originally met on the set of the rom-com “Gigli,” where they played criminals on a job together that led to a real-life friendship.

By November 2002, they had gotten engaged, but postponed their wedding in September 2003 due to “the excessive media attention” surrounding their wedding.

Unfortunately, they never shared their vows, but instead the postponement led to the couple officially calling off their engagement in January 2004.

Never say “never”, because after 17 years, even with other marriages, and children from those marriages, they eventually ended up right where they started all those years ago.

Lopez Speaks About The Proposal:

Affleck proposed to Lopez again in April of 2022 while she was soaking in a bubble bath.

“I was taken totally off guard and just looked in his eyes smiling and crying at the same time trying hard to get my head around the fact that after 20 years this was happening all over again, I was quite literally speechless and he said, ‘is that a yes?’ I said YES of course that’s a YES,” she wrote in her newsletter.

What an incredible moment, that must’ve been for the two of them…to have found true love in such a familiar place.

You know what they say, “timing is everything”, and it proves to ring true for Mr. and Mrs. Affleck too.


Lopez Shares About Their Vegas Wedding Experience:

“In the end it was the best possible wedding we could have imagined.” Lopez wrote, in her recent newsletter.

We at Chapel of the Flowers couldn’t agree more!

An elopement to Las Vegas is the perfect remedy for the stress and anxiety that comes with the excessive media attention that actually got in the way of their first engagement/hopeful wedding.

With our all-inclusive Las Vegas wedding packages, you won’t need to worry about a thing! Let us help you to create the perfect Vegas Wedding for you and the one you can’t wait to spend the rest of your life with.

Cheers to Jennifer and Ben on their unique love story, we wish you both everlasting happiness.

And thank you for sharing why Las Vegas is the wedding capital of the world, and what makes Las Vegas the BEST PLACE to celebrate your love.

Because in Las Vegas you can create whatever you want for your special day from the BIG GRAND WEDDING to the INTIMATE MICRO WEDDING–the possibilities are endless, and the best part is you are able to get a complete honeymoon experience + you don’t have to worry about entertaining your guests after you walk down the aisle–they have so much they can do too!

Come to celebrate your love in Las Vegas, you like JLO, won’t regret it!

Seven Military Traditions and Wedding Ideas to Honor our Fallen Heroes

Military Wedding TraditionsWith Memorial Day being around the corner, Chapel of the Flowers wants to give reverence to all that paid the ultimate price to keep our country safe. See our top picks for military traditions brides and grooms can incorporate in their military wedding to honor their love for America and the fallen heroes in their lives.

Military Wedding Ideas

Whether you have decided on having a military wedding or if someone else you know is planning theirs we thought we can help you guys out on some ideas. Here are 7 traditions and ideas you can incorporate into your military wedding.

Remembrance Photo

Idea #1: Reserving a chair in their honor, perhaps decorate it with a yellow ribbon or flower and their name

Remembrance Photo | Military Traditions for a Military WeddingHere is a great idea that a bride did at her reception. You can do something like this even for your ceremony, Just have a custom banner made and maybe grab a helmet or a piece of memorabilia. There are so many ways you can approach this.  

Arch of Sabers

Idea #2: A salute to your love and loyalty with a saber archway.


This is my absolute favorite tradition that is done at military weddings. Not all ranks have this honor but this ceremonious act symbolizes the military’s loyalty to the newly married couple. It represents the protection of our military for American families.  Here is a cute short video of the arch!

The Price to Pay is a Kiss! Who knew that walking through this arch would be so fun. If the welcome aboard is a little too much you can always tell them not to do it!

Photos on Bouquet

Idea #3: Adding pendants to your bouquet or boutonniere is a charming way to honor your loved ones.

Photos on Bouquet | Military Traditions for a Military WeddingIf you have a family member that has served in the military, one way you can honor them is by adding a pendant of them to your bouquet. This will surely bring a tear of joy to those who got the chance to know them while they were here. 

Military Wedding Cake Cutting

Idea #4: You will make a statement when you cut your wedding cake with a military-grade saber.

Wedding Cake Cutting | Military Traditions for Military WeddingsAlthough this may just be a sword to us. The cutting of the cake is both romantic and symbolic. It is a reminder. It represents the band of brothers and warriors that your husband is a part of. The Saber symbolizes the commitment all soldiers have made to the “carrying of the sword,” so that our nation may live in peace. 

Wedding Lanterns

Idea #5: Let their light shine over with a rustic lantern.

Lantern Tradition | Military Traditions for a Military WeddingAt the wedding reception you could light a lantern for our fallen heroes. Add some pictures of our favorite memories and any piece of clothing that may remind you of them. This idea can be done so many different ways. The best touch is always personal so make sure to add that element and I’m sure the whole family would be grateful.  

Memory Table

Idea #6: Set up a memory table & keep framed photos of those who have passed away.

In Memorium | Military Traditions for a Military WeddingThe pendant idea was great for a bouquet of flowers. But for you maybe it’s just not big enough. One way to do this is to create a table for those who can’t attend physically but can in spirit.  Here is a great example of someone creating a memory table of their fallen hero. She created a tree and attached photos of all the fond memories. 

Flag Display

Idea #7: Consider displaying a flag to honor your loved ones.

American Pride | Military Traditions for a Military WeddingLast but not least, hanging a flag in your ceremony. If you’re having a military wedding this is definitely a no-brainer. But the protocol is that the flag should be to the left side of the officiant from the guest’s point of perspective. There really isn’t anything else more patriotic than that flag.

Chapel of the Flowers is honored to offer a military discount for all active members of our military as a thank you for serving our country. For help with planning your special day, visit littlechapel.com and chat with one of our wedding planners today!

Star Wars Wedding Ideas for Your May Fourth Wedding Day

A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far, Far Away (well, not really)… one couple sought to have the ultimate Star Wars wedding. If you are a Star Wars fanatic, you know May 4th is an unofficial holiday, also known as “May the fourth be with you.” This pun based on the iconic Star Wars catchphrase “May the force be with you” has Star Wars fans saying “I do” from around the world on this popular wedding date.

UK Couples Wedding Guide for a Las Vegas Elopement

Las Vegas Elopement | UK Couple Wedding Guide | Las Vegas WeddingsCurious what a Las Vegas elopement might be like? Why not swap the wind and the rain of an average UK wedding, for the elopement of a lifetime in Las Vegas! If you’re reading this, you’re probably already debating whether you should get married abroad, or maybe you’re already considering Las Vegas for your elopement, and why wouldn’t you?

Beautiful LGBTQIA+ Wedding Ideas

Same-Sex Wedding IdeasChapel of the Flowers loves seeing couples celebrate their way in a way that feels special to them. For LGBTQIA+ couples, this could mean adapting existing wedding traditions or creating their own. We believe that every couple should make their own traditions that speak to them. We spoke to Blue Nile, the world’s leading online retailer of diamond engagement rings, to share our best ideas for beautiful LGBTQIA+ weddings.

Ariana Grande Married Dalton Gomez in Intimate Wedding

Ariana Grande Married Dalton Gomez get MarriedShe said yes! Ariana Grande married Dalton Gomez and is officially off the market after saying “I do” in a small wedding ceremony this weekend at her historic mansion in Montecito, California.

All-Star Sports-Themed Wedding Ideas Perfect for Any Sports Fanatic

Sports Themed Wedding IdeasPhoto Credit: Wes Roberts Photography

We’ve got spirit, yes we do, we’ve got spirit how ‘bout you? Sports fans fall in love every day; whether they are both in love with the same sports team or fell in love with a rival team’s #1 fan, couples have the opportunity to show off their love for each other and their favorite sport during their wedding day. In honor of the March Wedding Madness Bracket Challenge contest, Chapel of the Flowers has put together a list of our favorite sports-themed wedding ideas.

Swoon-worthy Engagement Rings Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Zodiac Engagement RingsMany believe that their astrology sign fits their style and personality, so why not let your zodiac sign help you decide on your engagement ring style? Before you say “Yes” to your honey’s marriage proposal, take a minute to see what the universe says your perfect engagement ring should be. See our picks for zodiac engagement rings.

PAWSitively Awesome Dog Wedding Ideas for Dog Lovers

Dog Wedding Ideas for Dog LoversFetching, Begging, and Belly Rubs aren’t words that you usually associate with weddings… unless you are a dog lover. Your wedding day is a big deal, and all your loved ones should be there to witness your “I dos”. Many consider our four-legged companions their loyal friend or fur baby. Your dog may have even known you before your future husband or wife, and knows everything about you — and still loves you unconditionally. Which is the perfect reason why you should pay homage to your pup on your big day. The experts at Chapel of the Flowers are sharing their favorite dog wedding ideas, that you can include during your engagement, ceremony, or reception.

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