Solange Knowles' Avant-Garde Wedding
You know that I am a sucker for celebrity weddings, and this one was all I can think about while working out this morning.
For her wedding Beyonce's little sister, Solange really unveiled a very new approach to such a celebration, the 28-year-old singer and her 51-year-old video director boyfriend Alan Ferguson made it official, after a weekend of wedding festivities in New Orleans.
"Everyone I worked with on the wedding are friends who I love," said Solange in an exclusive to Vogue. "Everything was a labor of love." 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 is a nod to the work of contemporary Italian artist Vanessa Beecroft. 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. 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." Beauty comes in all shapes and size, beauty comes as a labor of love and for this affair, a very family affair, I hope that it would be an affair to remember.