Jennifer Lopez Weds Marc Anthony

06/05/2004 at 11:00 PM EDT

Jennifer Lopez Weds Marc Anthony
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Late Saturday afternoon, Jennifer Lopez, 34, stunned the showbiz world by marrying singer Marc Anthony, 35, in a casual ceremony at her Beverly Hills home, witnesses and friends told PEOPLE.

Lopez's publicist neither confirmed nor denied the wedding, but witnesses at the scene reported seeing Lopez in a wedding gown. A tent was erected earlier in the day, the property was bedecked with balloons and musicians could be heard playing Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" – a wedding favorite – during the afternoon.

The marriage, Lopez's third, comes just months after her whirlwind 18-month relationship with Ben Affleck – which included a postponed September 2003 wedding, a box-office disaster and a breakup and a makeup – finally went belly up in January. She had yet to even publicly acknowledge a romance with Anthony, an old flame whose own marriage to Dayanara Torres did not end until they were granted a divorce in the Dominican Republic last Monday.

Lopez?s family was in town from New York. A source said Lopez had invited everyone to her house for a ?beautiful afternoon party,? but none of them knew she planned on getting married. ?It was a surprise,? said the source.

At 6:22 p.m., the bride walked across the backyard with a white umbrella while the guests clapped and cheered. She wore Neil Lane jewelry from head to toe, including a necklace and bracelet. At around 7 p.m., big band music began after guests went into a white tent. Lopez?s mom, Guadalupe, was in attendance and embraced new son-in-law Anthony for a long time after the ceremony. "She looked beautiful," said a source.

Rumors of a wedding had circulated since midweek, and PEOPLE reported that despite Lopez's reluctance to go public with her romance to Anthony, the pair was in love and had consulted with a wedding planner to figure out how to tie the knot.

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