The Hollywood A-list descended on Belcourt mansion this evening for the wedding of Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney in Newport, Rhode Island.
The bridegroom, looking sharp in a tuxedo, and his best men were among the first to arrive to at the venue amid tight security which included multiple guards posted around the property with check-in lists, blackout screens and fake hedges erected to prevent prying eyes.
Adele and Cameron Diaz were next to arrive in a blacked out SUV and Mercedes Benz.
Crowds of excited local residents gathered on the typically quiet streets in the hopes of catching a glimpse of the Oscar winner and some of her 150 guests, among them Adele, Cameron Diaz, Sienna Miller, Nicole Ritchie and Kris Jenner.
The bridegroom, looking sharp in a tuxedo, and his best men were among the first to arrive to at the venue amid tight security
Maroney arrives at the Belcourt mansion on Saturday for the wedding
The happy couple were seen at the venue earlier in the day as preparations for the festivities ramped up, in exclusive pictures obtained by DailyMail.com.
Carolyn Rafaelian, founder of the Alex and Ani accessories and jewelry company, is the owner of the historic mansion which she has restored to its former glory since buying the property in 2012.
A wood-fire barbecue was underway for guests as they made their way inside to enjoy a cocktail hour ahead of the nuptials. It will be followed by more cocktails, dinner and a party, with entertainment provided by band, The Ruckus.
Room for all! The birds-eye view of the castle Jennifer and Cooke will wed in
Low light: One room sees an arch pillar design with low natural light coming inside. The space consists of various chandelier lights and a large rectangular rug in the middle
On Friday night, Jennifer, 29, and Cooke, 34, hosted dozens of friends and family for a clambake on Rose Island.
Exclusive pictures by DailyMail.com show the bride and groom riding together in an SUV on Saturday as they checked on final details at the wedding venue, Belcourt Castle in Newport, Rhode Island.
The lovebirds left the venue in the afternoon, presumably heading back to their hotel to change outfits ahead of the evening ceremony.
Security was heavy ahead of the wedding, a star-studded affair with a guest list including Kris Jenner, Adele, Cameron Diaz and Sienna Miller.
Actress Jennifer Lawrence is seen riding in an SUV with Cooke Maroney hours before their wedding on Saturday
Maroney, wearing a hoodie, is seen in the back seat with Lawrence ahead of the evening wedding, in a break with tradition
Security was tight at the venue as the couple checked on final preparations just hours before the star-studded ceremony
Staffers peeled squash as they worked to prepare the wedding feast on Saturday ahead of the ceremony
Burly security men guard the entrance to the venue as the caterers smoke meats in the background
Security detail stands poised at the wedding venue as guests filter into the mansion
On Friday, Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney arrived in Rhode Island on a private jet for their weekend wedding
Sometimg ahead of the couple’s picturesque wedding, local medics and fire crews arrived to the scene after someone inside reportedly suffered a seizure.
Emergency crews arrived at Belcourt mansion in Newport, Rhode Island on Saturday afternoon before the Lawrence and Maroney shared their vows.
A young man was strapped onto a gurney by half a dozen EMTs and escorted to a hospital around one hour before the wedding took place.
Around midday, Maroney was spotted wandering the grounds of the wedding venue dressed in a Vermont hoodie and sunglasses.
Security guards kept a watchful eye over preparations as curious locals gathered at the gates in the hopes of getting a glimpse of the celebrities who have flocked to the town – or the bride herself.
A-list friends of the Oscar winner were spotted out and about in the town’s busy main street on Saturday morning including Nicole Ritchie and Derek Blasberg.
Nicole looked in jovial spirits as she chatted with friends and patted a local’s dog.
In exclusive pictures by DailyMail.com, Maroney was seen arriving to the wedding venue at Belcourt Castle in Newport, Rhode Island around midday, dressed in a Vermont hoodie and sunglasses
Maroney supervised the final details of the preparations for the wedding and reception on Saturday
Ahead of his wedding to Jennifer Lawrence, Maroney stops to chat with caterers as they prepare colorful squash
The caterers carefully prepared colorful squash as another seasonally appropriate item for the wedding reception
Fish is also on the menu as one of the rugged caterers prepares the sumptuous seafood in the open air
Just hours before the ceremony, Maroney supervised the finishing touches on the preparations
Teams of staffers were seen ferrying crates of champagne glasses into the stately historic home and fire pits were being stoked for this evening’s festivities.
Wedding day menu:
- Sweet potato flat cakes
- Brussels sprouts with cured egg yolk
- Smoked pork belly and pickled apple
- Salt cod beignet
- Wood-roasted fish with herbs and lemon-infused butter
- Five-week-aged leg of beef with forager’s sauce
- Fire-baked sourdough bread pudding with chocolate
- Salted caramel and fresh apple
- Cauldron fritters with bourbon cream and cinnamon sugar
- House-made marshmallow s’mores
Arrangements of roses stood outside the venue in preparation and staff carved pumpkins and fall vegetables.
Vintage fridges and cabinets along with the racks of dishes, pots and cocktail pitchers were left outside in the fall sunshine.
Rugged caterers were also spotted preparing fresh squash and whole fish for the reception as the meat smoker began billowing.
The couple have reportedly invited 150 people to their nuptials, with a minimum spend being around $100 a head for the most basic package.
Jennifer has reportedly enlisted the services of wedding planner Mark Seed and is pulling out all the stops when it comes to food, with s’mores on the dessert menu.
Smoked pork belly with pickled apple, salt cod beignet, sweet potato flat cakes and Brussels sprouts with cured egg yolk are among the appetizer options.
For guests who still have room left, the entrees will include a leg of beef that has been aged from five years and is topped with forager’s sauce.
Wood-roasted fish with lemon-infused butter and herbs is available too, as are vegetarian options including smoked new potatoes and whey braised cabbage.
Homemade s’mores, salted caramel apples, chocolate bread pudding and cauldron fritters with cinnamon sugar and bourbon cream will finish off the evening.
Gin cucumber lavender champagne and – in keeping with Jennifer’s Kentucky roots – bourbon old fashioneds will be on hand to keep the party going.
On Saturday morning, Nicole Ritchie was spotted getting coffee at taking a stroll with her entourage in Newport
Nicole Ritchie and Derek Blasberg enjoyed the crisp fall air in Newport as they stepped out for a morning coffee
They unloaded piles of wood and large slabs of meat, possibly for a barbecue at the wedding reception
An assortment of antique farmhouse knickknacks being unloaded, possibly indicating a rustic wedding theme
Workers prepared what appeared to be large shanks of meat ahead of the wedding on Saturday
Smoke billowed from the cooking preparations as a worker moved a temporary shrub to block the view of onlookers
A caterer walks through wafting smoke as he continues to prepare for the Saturday wedding
Stacks of chopped wood sits in preparation for caterers and cooks to prepare the couple’s extravagant menu
Large rose arrangements were also placed over the windows in an attempt to keep the ceremony hidden from public
Stunning roses in bloom radiate in the sunlight as the decorate the mansion in Rhode Island
Scaffolding with black curtains was also hung by burly guards to prevent any bystanders from glimpsing the ceremony
On Friday night, fireworks lit up the night sky over Rose Island, where the happy couple held their rehearsal dinner ahead of the wedding on Saturday.
Guests arrived at the secluded island venue by ferry, and the rehersal dinner was held far from the prying eyes of curious locals.
The festive dinner took place under an elegant white canopy, rumored to have been personally prepared by one of the best tentists on the East Coast.
Fireworks lit up the night sky over Rose Island on Friday night, as the happy couple held their rehearsal dinner
The rehearsal dinner took place under an elegant white canopy, rumored to have been personally prepared by one of the best tentists on the East Coast
The rehearsal dinner took place on Rose Island in Newport, as exclusive DailyMail.com photos show a large white tent set up on the island and staffers traveling by ferry boat to get ready for the exclusive event
The happy couple arrived in Newport earlier on Friday for their Saturday wedding, after taking a private jet from New York.
The couple dressed down for the trip, with Jennifer wearing sunglasses, an oversized camel colored sweater, satin brown skirt and beige flats.
Cooke followed behind her in navy slacks, a navy sweatshirt, a black jacket and trainers, with a bag slung over his shoulder.
They were spotted leaving their New York City apartment in the same outfits earlier in the day before taking the short flight.
Jennifer wore sunglasses, an oversized camel colored sweater, satin brown skirt and beige flats
Jennifer stepped off the private plane as a flight crew member dutifully assisted her
The happy bride arrived ahead of her wedding on Saturday in Belcourt Castle in Newport
Cooke Maroney followed close behind, stepping off the jet after the couple’s brief flight from New York City
The couple were casually dressed one day ahead of the big wedding, as they made their way to the rehearsal dinner
Maroney clutched a black jacket and shopping bags as he followed behind Lawrence to the waiting SUV
After their jet arrived in Newport, a black SUV whisked them away to the ferry landing to Rose Island
After their jet arrived in Newport, a black SUV whisked them away to the ferry landing to Rose Island, where the rehearsal dinner was held.
The wedding itself will be held in Newport on Saturday, in historic Belcourt Castle.
Along with the couple, a steady stream of the Hollywood elite made their way to Rose Island on Friday.
Cooke Maroney (right) walks to the ferry landing in black jacket and camo baseball hat
Maroney (far right) is seen boarding the ferry to Rose Island with other guests for the rehearsal dinner
Maroney (far right) and his entourage proceed to board the ferry to Rose Island on Friday
Sienna Miller and boyfriend Lucas Swirmer walk to the boat for the Jennifer Lawrence rehearsal dinner on Rose Island.
Guests for the couple’s rehearsal dinner began arriving to Rose Island in Newport on boats Friday evening, with the savvy matriarch Jenner among the first to arrive.
Jenner sported a charcoal gray ensemble as she arrived for the rehearsal dinner on Friday. Her coat appears to be a Tom Ford faux fur hooded coat that goes for $4850.
Later in the night, Cameron Diaz arrived at the Newport boat dock with her rock star husband Benji Madden and Adele.
Guests for the couple’s rehersal dinner began arriving to Rose Island in Newport on boats Friday evening, with the savvy matriarch Kris Jenner among the first to arrive
Kris Jenner sported a charcoal gray ensemble as she arrived for the rehearsal dinner on Friday
Late Friday night, Cameron Diaz arrived at the Newport boat dock with her rock star husband Benji Madden and Adele
Nicole Richie also arrived at the Newport boat dock as the same time as Adele and Diaz
An army of caterers prepared the rehearsal dinner on Friday night, as the guests arrived.
The rehearsal dinner took place on Rose Island, as exclusive DailyMail.com photos show a large white tent set up on the island and staffers traveling by ferry boat to get ready for the exclusive event.
Meanwhile, deliveries were seen being made to their wedding venue, the extravagant Belcourt Of Newport castle, which was previously famed for being haunted with ‘unpleasant energies.’
The Louis XIII style mansion dates back to the Gilded Age and was designed by Richard Morris Hunt, the man behind the Statue Of Liberty’s pedestal. His work also includes the entrance hall, grand stairway and outer facade of the Metropolitan Museum Of Art in New York City.
Guests ride in boats from the Newport boat dock
Two more guests, holding Macy’s bags filled clothes for the wedding, walk into the venue
Workers unload the ferry boat and begin setting up for the rehearsal dinner that will be held later that evening
Earlier in the day, the 29-year-old Oscar winner and her 34-year-old bridegroom were seen on their way to Rhode Island.
Belcourt has had various makeovers over the years, being a venue for raucous parties in the 1990s and later offering ghost and murder mystery tours.
In 2013, Carolyn Rafaelian, a Rhode Island native, who purchased the property for $3.6million and remains the current owner, spoke to the New York Times, about the ghostly goings on.
She said: ‘There were energies and entities, some not pleasant. I had a shaman perform ceremonies. We did a major cleansing, energy-wise. There was a lot of heaviness, but we took care of that. Now the house has a different vibration.’
Belcourt Of Newport was first built with 60 rooms for socialite and sometime congressman Oliver Belmont, whose wife Alva Vanderbilt then revamped the estate.
Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney were spotted leaving their NYC apartment on Friday afternoon, making their way to Rhode Island for their wedding this weekend
A ferry was seen transporting workers and items for the event to Rose Island on Friday afternoon, where just a few hours later Jennifer and her husband-to-be will host their rehearsal dinner
The rehearsal dinner is sure to be scenic, overlooking blue waters and the quaint town of Newport
As the couple made their way to Newport, Rhode Island, deliveries were seen being made to their reported wedding venue, the extravagant Belcourt Of Newport castle, which was previously famed for being haunted with ‘unpleasant energies’
Belcourt Of Newport was first built with 60 rooms for socialite and sometime congressman Oliver Belmont, whose wife Alva Vanderbilt then revamped the place
Pickwick Club founders Ruth and Harold Tinney bought Belcourt in 1956 – and the story took a bizarre twist after he died in 1989.
Ruth, then in her 80s, developed an emotional attachment to her home’s plumber Kevin Koellisch, who was then in his 30s.
According to records from a legal battle that pitted Kevin against Ruth’s son and daughter-in-law, the plumber was in a gay relationship and housed his lover at Belcourt – all the while kissing Ruth in public.
Kevin persuaded Ruth to adopt him in 1990 and he obtained the Tinney surname, as well as eventually a partial interest in Belcourt, which caused the long court fight.
During the 1990s, the estate became the site of a notorious string of parties, including one where underwear was reportedly banned.
The couple’s wedding will have 150 guests, according to reports. It is not known how Cooke and Lawrence first met, with initial reports that they were introduced by her friend Laura Simpson described as ‘erroneous’ by a source
The two lovebirds got engaged following just under a year of dating after being introduced by mutual friends
The wedding will feature a mouth-watering, gourmet menu set to tickle everyone’s tastebuds, complete with specialty cocktails in the form of either bourbon old-fashioneds or gin cucumber lavender champagnes
Belcourt has had various makeovers over the years, being a venue for raucous parties in the 1990s and later offering ghost and murder mystery tours
Rafaelian, who is CEO of bracelet company Alex And Ani, still owns the property and has undertaken a renovation that pays tribute to Alva’s work, according to the house’s website
Cooke works at New York’s Gladstone Gallery, which represents artists including Lena Dunham’s dad, Carroll Dunham, as well as Richard Prince, Anish Kapoor, and Bjork’s ex, Matthew Barney. He is known on the art party scene and previously worked at the prestigious Gagosian gallery
Preparations?: A furniture rental truck was pictured this week arriving at the opulent historic property and being unloaded ahead of the big day
Hunt’s work also includes the entrance hall, grand stairway and outer facade of the Metropolitan Museum Of Art in NYC
Rafaelian, who is CEO of bracelet company Alex And Ani, still owns the property and has undertaken a renovation that pays tribute to Alva’s work, according to the house’s website.
Under her stewardship, the historic building now hosts ‘restoration tours’ and can also be used as an event venue – which Jennifer and Cooke are doing this weekend.
Before Cooke, Jennifer dated 50-year-old Mother! director Darren Aronofsky, but they split in October 2017.
She was linked to Cooke the following summer after they were introduced by mutual friends and by February, Jennifer was spotted wearing an engagement ring
‘Well, he’s just the best person I’ve ever met in my whole life. It was a very, very easy decision,’ she told Entertainment Tonight after accepting his proposal.
The couple were seen at the NYC marriage bureau in September.
‘Jennifer and Cooke were at the weddings bureau together on the morning of September 16,’ an insider previously said.
They added: ‘They had a female friend and a photographer with them the entire time. They sat in the couches to the left and were trying to remain unseen.’
Tension: The historic building now hosts ‘restoration tours’ and can also be used as an event venue. Jennifer has reportedly enlisted the services of wedding planner Mark Seed and is pulling out all the stops when it comes to food
Grand company: His work also includes the entrance hall, grand stairway and outer facade of the Metropolitan Museum Of Art in New York City – but the current owner said she enlisted a shaman to change the energy of the place
At the end of September, Jennifer shared her Amazon wedding registry with fans with a list of all things perfect for hosting, cooking, travel and more.
‘Planning a wedding is so exciting, but it can be overwhelming. For anyone else needing a little inspiration, I thought it would be fun to collaborate with Amazon to share a few of my favorite registry wish-list items.
‘It’s so easy, and you can find everything you need all in one place,’ she said about her registry.’
Cooke works at New York’s Gladstone Gallery, which represents artists including Lena Dunham’s dad, Carroll Dunham, as well as Richard Prince, Anish Kapoor, and Bjork’s ex, Matthew Barney.
He is known on the art party scene and previously worked at the prestigious Gagosian gallery.
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New love: Jennifer Lawrence is seen with Cooke Maroney in New York back in June 2018 on one of their first dates
Jennifer Lawrence has dated a string of stars, from Coldplay’s Chris Martin to actor Nicholas Hoult and director Darren Aronofsky.
But unlike her famous exes the newlywed’s brand new husband, Cooke Maroney, is no celebrity – with the 34-year-old working as an art dealer in New York City.
Here we look at what is known about the new Mr Jennifer Lawrence.
Maroney was born in New York to parents, Suki Fredericks and James Maroney, an art dealer in Manhattan who previously served as the Head of American Paintings at Christie’s.
In 1986 the two decided to move the family to Vermont to raise the toddler Cooke and his younger sister Annabelle in a more simplistic way.
The brother and sister grew up on the 750 acre organic Oliver Hill Farm in Leicester, Vermont, just outside of Middlebury.
Their parents still live on the farm today, hosting weddings and letting out a three-bedroom guest house through AirBnB – on which they are superhosts.
Suki writes on the site: ‘We’ve been on our farm since 1986, moving up from NYC, fortunate to have raised our kids and stewarded various animals and the land organically. It is a wonderful place to live and to visit.’
The farm has cows grazing on the fields, free-range hens clucking around the orchards and is near trails, and a river and reservoir.
After graduating from high school in Vermont, Cooke went to New York University.
Today Cooke is the director of the high-end Gladstone 64 Gallery in New York City.
Falling in love: The couple are seen kissing in November last year at an ice hockey match in New York
Wedding planning: Jennifer and Cooke are seen in May this year
A regular at swanky art exhibitions in the Big Apple, he formerly worked for the Gagosian gallery.
In his post at the venerated Gotham art gallery, Maroney worked alongside noted artists including Carroll Dunham (who is Lena Dunham‘s father), Anish Kapoor, and Matthew Barney, the ex of Bjork.
It is not known how Cooke and Lawrence first met, with initial reports that they were introduced by her friend Laura Simpson described as ‘erroneous’ by a source.
Soon to wed: The pair enjoy a date on October 10