Rumors of Solange Knowles’s nuptials have been swirling since the summer, and today the 28-year-old singer and her 51-year-old video director boyfriend Alan Ferguson made it official, after weekend wedding festivities in New Orleans. “Everyone I worked with on the wedding are friends who I love,” said Solange via email earlier today. “Everything was a labor of love.” And given that there have been several sightings of her friend and collaborator Humberto Leon in NOLA over the past few months, we weren’t surprised to hear that the dress was by Humberto Leon for Kenzo. Knowles commissioned photographer Rog Walker to take the official wedding portraits, and the stunning all-female family tableau which includes sister Beyoncé and mother Tina Knowles in a nod to the work of contemporary Italian artist Vanessa Beecroft. It’s a far cry from the conservative strapless frock she wore to wed her first husband Daniel Smith, in 2004, and shows just how beautifully Knowles has come into her own.
Eschewing the traditional stretch limo, Knowles arrived at the ceremony in the Bywater district of the city on a white-painted bicycle decorated with cream roses and wearing an ivory-toned look by Stephane Rolland (note to modern brides, a jumpsuit won’t get caught in the spokes). She walked down the aisle to one of the couple’s favorite songs, a symphonic instrumental of Donny Hathaway’s, “I Love the Lord, He Heard My Cry.” With performances by musician friends Kelela, Questlove, and Kindness—and an adorable dance-off between Knowles and her ten-year-old son Daniel Julez to “No Flex Zone,”—it was truly a family affair.
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