YES. Solange Knowles wore jumpsuit for part of weekend wedding. AND A CAPE. Girl, that is SO MUCH YES. Last week, there was a rumor going around that Solange and her long-time love Alan Ferguson were going to get hitched in NOLA, and lo and behold, it came to pass. These are actually photos from outside their wedding, which took place at the Marigny Opera House. Two hundred friends and family came out to celebrate Solange and Alan, including Solange’s mom Tina Knowles and Solange’s sister Beyonce. Jay-Z was not at any of the pre-wedding festivities, but he did get an invite to the wedding. Just as well. I wonder if he let the bride smack him a few times for good luck. Just FYI: at first I thought these photos were Solange’s actual wedding look, but it turns out she wore an actual wedding gown with a cape for the ceremony – go here to Vogue to see.
She’s a married woman! Solange Knowles tied the knot with video director Alan Ferguson in New Orleans on Sunday in front of about 200 family and friends, PEOPLE confirms.
The happy couple said “I do” at the Marigny Opera House in New Orleans. Around 2 p.m., the pair arrived via white-painted vintage bicycles, and it was all about the details: The bride’s basket held flowers!
“Beaming. Calm. They looked pretty calm, relaxed on their wedding day,” one onlooker tells PEOPLE. “Definitely happy.”
As for their arrival attire, the bride rocked a cream pantsuit with a cape and plunging V-neck (accenting her look with a red lip) by Stéphane Rolland, while the groom matched in a white suit sans tie. Meanwhile, big sis Beyoncé pulled up about 15 minutes later in a black SUV, with husband Jay Z and daughter Blue Ivy in tow. Mom Tina Knowles, son Daniel Julez and singer Janelle Monae also attended.
Ahead of their nuptials, the newlyweds celebrated with an intimate pre-wedding bash Friday at NOLA’s Indywood Cinema, which Hayley Sampson, the theater’s co-owner, told PEOPLE, “was pretty adorable.”
“Luckily, I dated all of the losers ages ago,” she told Harper’s Bazaar earlier this year. “My love life has been stable for a while. It’s a f–cked up thing … without conflict it’s a lot harder to write interesting songs.”
In June, the two went on a romantic getaway to Jamaica, where the singer celebrated her 28th birthday. Ferguson, 51, has directed videos for Katy Perry and John Legend, and won a BET Award for Best Video Director for co-directing Beyoncé’s “Party” and “Dance for You” music videos. This is the second marriage for the private star, who had Daniel Julez, 10, with ex-husband Daniel Smith.
Whoa, Alan is 51? Wow. Solange is only 28. I bet Alan gives her a lot of stability? Probably. Anyway, I think Solange looked amazing in this Stephane Rolland jumpsuit and cape. It’s such an amazing choice for a weekend wedding. I wish more brides wore pants!!!
What else? The pre-wedding festivities included a private screening of Mahogany (starring Diana Ross). As I said, only Beyonce seemed to attend that – Jay and Blue were either not invited or Jay chose to go.
PS… I love the wedding bikes too!!! They didn’t do the limo thing.
Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.