Newly married, Affleck and Garner were back in Vancouver, where she is filming Catch and Release, on July 4. Though close Affleck pals such as Matt Damon, director Kevin Smith and producer Chris Moore didn't make the wedding, says Moore, "I'm happy they were able to have the moment to themselves. They're really excited."
07/18/2005 at 02:00 PM EDT
There was nothing flashy about the newlyweds. She wore no makeup; her hair, in a losing battle with the humidity of Parrot Cay on the Turks and Caicos Islands, was tied in a loose ponytail. He wore a T-shirt and a five o'clock shadow. But as Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck chatted over pizza at Parrot Cay's Terrace Restaurant on July 1, there was much about the husband and wife that shined. Their rings, for starters.
On June 29 the couple of one year exchanged vows in a low-key island ceremony so small not even her parents attended. Two days later, sitting side-by-side on a couch at the Terrace bar, Mr. and Mrs. Affleck kissed, cuddled and ate chocolate torte.
Then, at 11 p.m., they hopped in their golf cart and started the 20-minute ride to their secluded villa – and the prized alone time that made for the ultimate wedding gift.
"They're in it for one another, not for anyone else," says Affleck's pal, director Kevin Smith. "They didn't need or want a crowd. They just wanted each other."