Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner shocked us all when they had a surprise Las Vegas wedding following the Billboard Music Awards on May 2, but it doesn’t mean their original wedding plans are going to waste.
A source told People that the Jonas Brother and marie claire Australia June cover star wed in the US so that their marriage is legitimate when they say “I do” later in the year in France. “A lot of my happiness is to do with the person I’ve fallen in love with,” the Game of Thrones actress tells marie claire Australia.
“They had to get married in the States to make it legal, but the wedding is still in Europe,” the source said.
Per the US Embassy & Consulates in France, “At least one of the parties to be married must have resided in France for at least forty days immediately preceding the marriage. This precludes a wedding in cases where both parties are only visiting for a short stay”; furthermore, “In France, a religious ceremony does not constitute a legal marriage.” Because of such residency restrictions, international couples often have a legal wedding before a religious or symbolic ceremony in France.
After performing at the BBMAs with brothers Nick and Kevis, the couple headed to Chapel L’Amour inside A Little White Wedding Chapel. Nick and Kevin served as Jonas’s groomsmen, and an Elvis impersonator officiated the ceremony as famous pals, including Diplo and Khalid, watched.
While we don’t have any official photos as of yet, we do have a few sneaky social media snaps.
Turner and Jonas announced their engagement in October 2017.
While the recently reunited Jonas Brothers made a special appearance on The Late Late Show earlier this year, Joe revealed that he and Sophie will be tying the know later this year. “We’re getting married this year,” he told James Corden. “We’re going to have a summer wedding. I’m looking forward to it. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”
It was originally believed they’d be tying the knot in Europe. In November 2018, life coach Mike Bayer accidentally revealed Joe and Sophie’s wedding location when he posted a now-deleted Instagram Story clip of their wedding invitation which read, “Sophie and Joe 2019 France.”
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