Jennifer Lopez’s picnic bra top and skirt set is as summery as it gets

We did it. Love is beautiful. Love is kind. And it turns out that love is patient. Twenty years of patience.

Exactly what we wanted. Last night we flew to Vegas, lined up for a permit with four other couples, all taking the same trip to the wedding capital of the world. Behind us, two men held hands. In front of us was a young couple who, on their daughter’s second birthday, made the three-hour drive from Victorville – we all wanted the same thing – so that the world would recognize us as partners and declare our love to the world through the ancient and almost universal symbol of the marriage.

We got to the little white wedding chapel just after midnight. They graciously stayed open a few minutes late, let’s take pictures in a pink Cadillac convertible, apparently once used by the king himself (but if we wanted to show Elvis himself it cost extra and he was in bed).

So with the best witnesses imaginable, a dress from an old movie and a coat from Ben’s closet, we read our own vows in the little chapel and gave each other the rings that we will wear for the rest of our lives. They even had Bluetooth for a (short) march down the aisle. But in the end it was the best possible wedding we could have imagined. One we dreamed of a long time ago and one that came true (in the eyes of the state, Las Vegas, a pink convertible and each other) at the very, very last minute.

When love is real, all that matters in marriage is each other and the promise we make to love, care, understand, be patient, loving, and good to each other. We had that. And so much more. Best night of our lives. Thanks to the Little White Wedding chapel for letting me use the cafeteria to change while Ben changed in the men’s room.

They were right when they said “all you need is love”. We are so thankful to have that in abundance, a new amazing family of five amazing children and a life we’ve never had so much reason to look forward to. Stick around long enough and you might find the best moment of your life driving through Las Vegas at 11:30 am in the tunnel of love you drive through, with your kids and the one you will spend forever with. Love is a wonderful thing, perhaps best of all – and it’s worth the wait.

With love,
Mrs Jennifer Lynn Affleck

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