At last (and yet, so soon): Jennifer Lawrence’s wedding weekend has arrived. The Oscar-winning actress will supposedly marry art dealer Cooke Maroney in New England on October 19, the most popular wedding date of the year. The couple confirmed their engagement in February, and within those eight months of wedding planning, Lawrence has admitted to one particularly stressful moment.
Some may relate while others will say their groom-or-bridezilla moment arrived after viewing the linens, but for Lawrence, her biggest disappointment was related to her friends. In June, the Joy actress told Catt Sadler on her podcast that the overall wedding planning process was light and that she was in a self-proclaimed “good place” four months out.
“I haven’t been neurotic about it. I’m like too lazy to be neurotic,” she told the former E! News host. “I saw a dress I liked and I was like, ‘That’s the dress.’ I saw a venue and I was like, ‘Cool, we got a venue.’”
There was, however, one moment that triggered some nuanced pre-wedding emotions. “Yesterday was my only bridezilla moment, because I cried,” Lawrence said at the time. “I thought I didn’t want to have a bachelorette party, and then last minute I decided I did. Then, nobody was available because it was last minute, and then I started crying.”
“I was like, ‘I don’t even know why I’m crying. I didn’t know that I wanted a bachelorette party,’” she continued. “I guess I just feel pathetic. Maybe I’m nervous about being in New Orleans, do you know how many ghost stories they have? …That was my one moment.”
Lawrence ultimately rescheduled her bachelorette for a more favorable time period. “It was too last minute. People travel, they’re out of town,” she said at the time–and thankfully, there was an upside for the A-lister, who admitted she was “really nervous about going to New Orleans” due to supposed supernatural activity.
In a twist of fate, Lawrence is believed to be exchanging vows at Belcourt Castle, a historic-yet-supposedly-haunted mansion in Rhode Island. Throughout her wedding planning journey, Lawrence has taken a furtive and personalized approach to her overall event vision.
“They are both very low-key and down-to-earth and want nothing more than to avoid a ‘stuffy, pretentious’ atmosphere,” one insider explained this summer.
The most certain aspect, however, is Lawrence’s love of Maroney and their everyday activities. “He’s the greatest human being I’ve ever met. He really is, and he gets better,” she said of Maroney. “He’s the greatest person I’ve ever met, so I feel very honored to become a Maroney.”