This couple had the 'wedding of a lifetime' after sharing their day with Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck

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While Airika and Demetrius Visaya waited in line for their marriage licence, JLo and Ben Affleck came to wait behind them. (PHOTO: Facebook/Airika Visaya)
While Airika and Demetrius Visaya waited in line for their marriage licence, JLo and Ben Affleck came to wait behind them. (PHOTO: Facebook/Airika Visaya)

A spur-of-the-moment decision has led to the wedding of a lifetime for newlyweds Airika and Demetrius Visaya from California in the US.

The couple's Saturday began with a little birthday celebration for their child who was turning two, when Demetrius had the crazy idea of getting married in Vegas. 

After Airika agreed, they bundled up their family and friends to make the three-hour drive to Las Vegas, but little did they know that Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck were flying to the same licensing bureau to say their own "I do's". 

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The couple called their special day "the wedding of a lifetime". (PHOTO: Facebook/Airika Visaya)

While waiting in line for the licence, they were surprised to catch a glimpse of Ben (49) and Jen (52).

"Airika turned around and looked at the door and she was like, 'Oh my God. That's Ben Affleck and JLo'," Demetrius says.

They spent about 10 minutes talking to the celeb couple before being called to say their vows. 

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The entire family were very excited to meet JLo and Ben Affleck. (PHOTO: Facebook/Airika Visaya)

"Everybody wanted to run back there and try to see them," Airika says. 

But she wasn't having it.

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"I was like, 'We're gonna miss our wedding!'"

By midnight, she was walking down the aisle to meet her husband-to-be. 

Afterwards, Airika took to social media to recall the surreal moment. She noted that though her wedding wasn't as grand as most, it was by far the greatest. 

"On 16 July 2022 I married the love of my life alongside @jlo and Ben Affleck," she wrote. "Such a spontaneous and amazing story for our family."

The new Mrs Affleck also mentioned the couple in her online newsletter, On the JLo. 

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"Behind us two men held hands and held each other. In front of us, a young couple who made the three-hour drive from Victorville on their daughter’s second birthday – all of us wanting the same thing – for the world to recognise us as partners and to declare our love to the world through the ancient and nearly universal symbol of marriage," JLo wrote.

Although no pictures were allowed to be taken because the famous couple wanted to keep the special moment private, witnesses say their wedding was intimate and romantic.

According to chapel coordinator Kenosha Booth, Jen walked down the aisle to the classic wedding march Here Comes the Bride. She and Ben then exchanged their own vows and simple wedding rings.

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Bennifer's three-month engagement led to a wedding in Las Vegas. (PHOTO: OnTheJLo)

"Jennifer looked stunning," Kenosha says.

"It was beautiful. Some tears were shed by them both," she says.

It's not just Ben and Jen who will remember their day fondly. 

"We will always think of you two on our anniversaries," Airika wrote.  


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