lex loci celebrationis (leks loh-sI sel-<<schwa>>-bray-shee-oh-nis). [Latin “law of the place of the ceremony”] The law of the place where a contract, esp. of marriage, is made. • This law usu. governs when the validity of a marriage is at issue. Restatement (Second) of Conflict of Laws § 283(2) (1971).
[Blacks Law 8th]