Hollywood’s elite arrive for Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney’s island wedding

Kris Jenner, Adele, Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden are just some of the notable Hollywood elite making their way to Rhode Island for Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney’s wedding this weekend. 

Guests for the couple’s nuptials began arriving to Rose Island in Newport on boats Friday evening, with the savvy matriarch 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, Cameroon Diaz arrived at the Newport boat dock with her rock star husband Benji Madden and Adele. 

Guests for the couple's nuptials began arriving to Rose Island in Newport on boats Friday evening, with the savvy matriarch among the first to arrive

Guests for the couple's nuptials began arriving to Rose Island in Newport on boats Friday evening, with the savvy matriarch among the first to arrive

Guests for the couple’s nuptials began arriving to Rose Island in Newport on boats Friday evening, with the savvy matriarch among the first to arrive

Kris Jenner sported a charcoal gray ensemble as she arrived for the rehearsal dinner on Friday

Kris Jenner sported a charcoal gray ensemble as she arrived for the rehearsal dinner on Friday

Kris Jenner sported a charcoal gray ensemble as she arrived for the rehearsal dinner on Friday

Late Friday night, Cameroon Diaz arrived at the Newport boat dock with her rock star husband Benji Madden and Adele

Late Friday night, Cameroon Diaz arrived at the Newport boat dock with her rock star husband Benji Madden and Adele

Late Friday night, Cameroon Diaz arrived at the Newport boat dock with her rock star husband Benji Madden and Adele

Preparation is underway for Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney’s rehearsal dinner on Friday evening, as the happy couple were spotted leaving their New York City apartment on their way up to Rhode Island for their wedding this weekend.

The rehearsal dinner will take 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.

Earlier in the day, the 29-year-old Oscar winner and her 34-year-old bridegroom were seen on their way to Rhode Island. 

Guests ride in boats from the Newport boat dock

Guests ride in boats from the Newport boat dock

Guests ride in boats from the Newport boat dock 

Gurneys resort where guests depart from a boat dock in Newport for the rehearsal dinner

Gurneys resort where guests depart from a boat dock in Newport for the rehearsal dinner

Gurneys resort where guests depart from a boat dock in Newport for the rehearsal dinner

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. 

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. 

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

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

The 29-year-old Oscar winner and her 34-year-old bridegroom were dressed down for the trip, with Jennifer wearing an oversized camel colored sweater, satin brown skirt and beige flats. Cooke followed behind her in navy slacks, a navy sweatshirt, black jacket and trainers, with a bag slung over his shoulder

The 29-year-old Oscar winner and her 34-year-old bridegroom were dressed down for the trip, with Jennifer wearing an oversized camel colored sweater, satin brown skirt and beige flats. Cooke followed behind her in navy slacks, a navy sweatshirt, black jacket and trainers, with a bag slung over his shoulder

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

The rehearsal dinner will take 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 rehearsal dinner will take 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 rehearsal dinner will take 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 

Workers unload the ferry boat and begin setting up for the rehearsal dinner that will be held later that evening

Workers unload the ferry boat and begin setting up for the rehearsal dinner that will be held later that evening

Workers unload the ferry boat and begin setting up for the rehearsal dinner that will be held later that evening 

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

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

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

The rehearsal dinner is sure to be scenic, overlooking blue waters and the quaint town of Newport

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'

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'

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

Belcourt Of Newport was first built with 60 rooms for socialite and sometime congressman Oliver Belmont, whose wife Alva Vanderbilt then revamped the place

 Belcourt Of Newport was first built with 60 rooms for socialite and sometime congressman Oliver Belmont, whose wife Alva Vanderbilt then revamped the place

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.

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 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 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 two lovebirds got engaged following just under a year of dating after being introduced by mutual friends

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Preparations?: A furniture rental truck was pictured this week arriving at the opulent historic property and being unloaded ahead of the big day

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

Hunt's work also includes the entrance hall, grand stairway and outer facade of the Metropolitan Museum Of Art in NYC

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

Origin story: Belcourt Of Newport was built with 60 rooms for socialite and sometime congressman Oliver Belmont, whose wife Alva Vanderbilt then revamped the place

Origin story: Belcourt Of Newport was built with 60 rooms for socialite and sometime congressman Oliver Belmont, whose wife Alva Vanderbilt then revamped the place

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

Sizzling: During the 1990s, the estate became the site of a notorious string of parties including one where underwear was reportedly banned

Sizzling: During the 1990s, the estate became the site of a notorious string of parties including one where underwear was reportedly banned

Sizzling: During the 1990s, the estate became the site of a notorious string of parties including one where underwear was reportedly banned

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.’ 

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. 

Who is Cooke Maroney? All about Jennifer Lawrence’s art dealer love

New love: Jennifer Lawrence is seen with Cooke Maroney in New York back in June 2018 on one of their first dates

New love: Jennifer Lawrence is seen with Cooke Maroney in New York back in June 2018 on one of their first dates

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

Falling in love: The couple are seen kissing in November last year at an ice hockey match in New York

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

Wedding planning: Jennifer and Cooke are seen in May this year

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

Soon to wed: The pair enjoy a date on October 10

Soon to wed: The pair enjoy a date on October 10 

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