Quite a feat, considering the happy couple didn't take a lot of time to prepare. It was only four months ago that Lopez, 32, accepted an emerald-cut diamond engagement ring from Judd, 32, whom she first met last November when he danced in the video of her hit "Love Don't Cost a Thing." In the months that followed Lopez did her best to keep mum about their relationship, playing coy about the engagement even as she flashed her ring. But there was no hiding her affection when Lopez -- wearing a Valentino Couture off-white silk and Chantilly-lace gown -- stepped onto the white carpeted aisle on the arm of her father, David, 59, to the strains of "The Wedding March," played by a string quartet. "It was not about her being J.Lo or Jennifer Lopez," says Wedding Planner director Adam Shankman, a guest. "It was about her becoming Mrs. Cris Judd."
Family and close friends dominated the guest list and the bridal party. Lopez's seven bridesmaids, outfitted by Valentino in beige chiffon, included her sisters Leslie, 33, a music teacher, and Lynda, 30, a TV entertainment reporter. Her best friend, Arlene Rodriguez, 32, who grew up with her in The Bronx, served as maid of honor. Despite his relatively recent entry into Lopez's orbit, Judd saw fit to have Lopez's manager Benny Medina stand as his best man; his remaining six groomsmen were friends, including Eddie Garcia, a fellow dancer and choreographer. Judd's parents, Larry, 57, and Violeta, 54, the owners of an egg roll restaurant, flew in from their home in Niceville, Fla. Lopez's mother, Lupe, 55, who is divorced from David, a computer specialist, was part of the procession. "It was not a Hollywood wedding," says Shankman. "It was intimate and very casual. Even when Jennifer was walking down the aisle, she was saying hi to people."