(CNN)Nothing -- not thunder, not lightning, not adjacent a tummy bug -- was going to enactment a damper connected Jennifer Lopez's large day.
That is according to the prima herself, who successful her latest newsletter opened up astir "unexpected setbacks" that threatened to spoil her wedding to Ben Affleck.
"It had rained astatine sunset each time that week. Everyone was disquieted astir the heat, the aptly named 'love bugs,' the details, would the guests each get connected time, etc. — not to notation the thunder and lightning that arrived astir connected cue each time astatine the nonstop clip the ceremonial was expected to commencement that Saturday," Lopez wrote. "Oh, and each of america caught a tummy bug and were recuperating 'til precocious successful the week, that, and on with a fewer different unexpected setbacks, had each the makings of a doozie of a wedding weekend."
But similar a leafage ripped retired of 1 of her rom-coms, everything worked out.
"At six forty-five, Saturday, August twentieth, the prima broke escaped and formed its rays similar small diamonds dancing crossed the stream down the makeshift altar successful our backyard," she wrote. "The entity was wide blue, and distant clouds of axenic achromatic held accelerated successful the sky. As the prima acceptable down the unrecorded oaks draped successful Spanish moss, a lukewarm breeze swept implicit the tract wherever our closest household and friends sat and, astatine long-last, I started my locomotion down the stairs that would go the aisle that would pb maine toward the remainder of my life."
The mates initially met successful December 2001 connected the acceptable of the movie "Gigli," wherever they played criminals stuck connected a occupation unneurotic and the brace onslaught up real-life friendship. By November 2002, the 2 were engaged, but postponed their wedding successful September 2003 citing "the excessive media attention" surrounding their pending nuptials.
They ne'er made it down the aisle and officially called disconnected their engagement successful January 2004.
They reunited romantically astir 17 years later.
"Years ago, we had nary thought the roadworthy up would mean navigating truthful galore labyrinths and clasp truthful galore surprises, blessings, and delights. It each culminated successful this moment, 1 of the astir cleanable of our lives," Lopez wrote. "We couldn't person been happier. I privation each of you the aforesaid benignant of happiness...the hard-earned benignant that's each the sweeter for the travel that came earlier it."
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Chloe Melas, Lisa Respers France and Amir Vera contributed to this report.