Small-town couple shocked to wed alongside Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez in Las Vegas

Jul 21, 2022, 9:45 AM | Updated: Jul 26, 2022, 2:50 pm
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 08: (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission with alternate crop.) (L-R) Be...
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 08: (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission with alternate crop.) (L-R) Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez attend the Los Angeles Special Screening of "Marry Me" on February 08, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS (KVVU) — A Midwest couple got the surprise of a lifetime when their trip to “tie the knot” in the Wedding Capital of the World put them side-by-side with a superstar couple at the altar: Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck.

The couple– visiting Vegas from a small town in Missouri– not only stood alongside “Bennifer” at the marriage licensing office, but they also got married at the same chapel as them and sat in the same pink Cadillac convertible.

The encounter first began on Saturday night.

“We pull up [to the Marriage Licensing Bureau] and there’s a limo– like there’s a really nice car outside,” said Brittany Calvin, the bride.

The Calvins’ run-in with the famous pair occurred late, around 11 p.m. The Calvins said they were one of only four couples in the room; in separate partitions, speaking with county clerk employees.

“They were right to the left of us,” said Brittany. “We were signing our marriage papers at the same time.”

“To the far left, that’s where J-Lo and Ben were,” echoed Brennon. “And they were being super discreet… She had her head tucked like this the whole time with his arm. I don’t think she showed her face once, honestly.”

Brennon said he made eye contact with Ben. Brittany said J-Lo and Ben were clad in wedding attire.

“She had a really long like white dress on, and he had white pants, with like a blue jacket on,” said Brittany.

“We made a joke about it, while walking out, we were like, ‘We were in the clerk– county office with them, and wouldn’t it be funny if they went to our chapel too? And they sure did!” said Brennon.

That same night, J-Lo and Ben tied the knot at A Little White Chapel in Downtown Las Vegas. It just so happened that the Calvins had their wedding scheduled for the very same chapel, for the following day.

The two Missourians married in the chapel’s famous “Tunnel of Love” on Sunday afternoon.

“Like, we’re from St. Joseph, Missouri. St. Joseph Missouri! It’s tiny! Like, the one time we go out of state together, that happens?” said Brittany.

“It’s definitely a story we’ll be telling neighbors, kids– anybody who will listen,” said Brennon, laughing. “If I would have taken one left turn differently, it never would have happened, so it was, like, fate.”

The couple even imparted some advice for any other couples considering a Vegas wedding.

“If you’re not married, go to Vegas. It was fun. It was a lot of fun,” said Brennon.

“Yeah, it was super, super fun,” said Brittany.

The Afflecks reportedly had their five children with them as they tied the knot in the drive-thru “Tunnel of Love.”

™ & © 2022 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved.

KSL 5 TV Live

Top Stories

National News

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 22: A Home Depot store sign is seen on February 22, 2022 in the Sunse...

Home Depot posts record profit, revenue; sticks to outlook

Home Depot’s sales rose in its fiscal second quarter, buoyed by continued demand for items related to home improvement projects.
9 hours ago
Large object falls to ground next to Maine State Capitol. (Maine Dept. of Public Safety)...
Amy Simonson and Jennifer Feldman, CNN

A large metal object apparently fell from an aircraft near the Maine State Capitol, narrowly missing a person

A Maine Capitol Police employee was spared Monday when a large metal object apparently from an aircraft crashed to the ground outside the building, narrowly missing him.
9 hours ago
DES PLAINES, IL - APRIL 19:  Kraft's Nabisco-brand Capri Sun Fruit Rolls are seen in a grocery stor...
Eliza Pace

Kraft Heinz recalling contaminated Capri Sun juice pouches

Kraft Heinz is recalling thousands of pouches of Capri Sun after some cleaning solution accidentally mixed with the juice on a production line.
9 hours ago
(FILE) - Courtroom (Photo by Spencer Weiner-Pool/Getty Images)...
ANDREW SELSKY, Associated Press

Oregon justice fires panel due to lack of public defenders

Oregon’s chief justice has fired all the Public Defense Services Commission members, frustrated that hundreds of defendants have been unable to find public defenders to represent them.
1 day ago
FILE: Rudy Giuliani (Photo by Joshua Roberts/Getty Images)...

Giuliani is target of election probe, his lawyers are told

Rudy Giuliani’s lawyer says prosecutors in Atlanta have said Giuliani is a target of their criminal investigation into possible illegal attempts to interfere in the 2020 general election in Georgia.
1 day ago
At the 1973 Academy Awards, Sacheen Littlefeather refuses the Academy Award for Best Actor on behal...
Scottie Andrew, CNN

Academy apologizes to Sacheen Littlefeather, for 1973 Oscars

Almost 50 years later, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is formally apologizing to Littlefeather for the mistreatment she experienced during her speech.
1 day ago

Sponsored Articles

tips how to quit smoking...

7 Tips How to Quit Smoking | Quitting Smoking Might be One of the Hardest Things You Ever Do but Here’s Where You Can Start

Quitting smoking cigarettes can be incredibly difficult. Here are 7 tips how to quit smoking to help you on your quitting journey.
Photo: Storyblocks...
Blue Stakes of Utah 811

Blue Stakes of Utah 811: 5 Reasons To Call 811 Before You Dig When Working in Your Yard

Call before you dig. Even at home, you could end up with serious injuries or broken utilities just because you didn't call Blue Stakes of Utah 811.
Days of...
Days of '47 Rodeo

TRIVIA: How well do you know your rodeo? Take this quiz before you go to the Days of ’47!

The Utah Days of ’47 Rodeo presented by Zions Bank is a one-of-a-kind Gold Medal Rodeo being held July 20-23, 25 at 7:30 PM. The Days of ’47 Rodeo How well do you know your rodeo trivia? Take the quiz to test your know-all before heading out to the Days of ’47 Rodeo at the […]
cyber security through multi factor authentication setup...
Les Olson IT

How multi factor authentication setup helps companies stay safe

Multi factor authentication (MFA) setup is an important security measure that every company should implement for their workers. It’s also wise to install it for your personal and home accounts.
Lighting Design

Check out these stunning lamps with stained glass shades

Lamps with stained glass shades are statement pieces that are more than simply aesthetic. They also meet a functional requirement: to light up a room.
Address Bar of internet browser shows internet access...

Utah voters 50+ support increased access to Internet

The AARP surveyed Utah voters aged 50 plus about internet access and if they support the expansion of broadband, especially in rural areas currently lacking it.
Small-town couple shocked to wed alongside Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez in Las Vegas