I’ve said before that I’m missing The Bride Gene, although I do enjoy talking/writing about weddings. I enjoy gossiping about wedding gowns, bridesmaids’ gowns, wedding receptions, food and of course, wedding cake. I’ve always wanted to see more of Beyonce’s wedding stuff, but for years, we didn’t get anything. No photos, no wedding portraits, not even a glimpse of her dress. But several years back, she started using some of the footage from her wedding during her concerts (the above screencap is from a concert), and then for her HBO documentary, we saw even more.
Basically, Beyonce’s wedding gown wasn’t anything special? I feel bad for saying that, but it’s true. Her wedding gown looked cheap. It was strapless, with a sweetheart bust and it didn’t even look like it fit her properly. Which just goes to show you what I always say about Bey: she’s an icon in many ways, but fashion is not one of those ways. Even on her wedding day, Beyonce sort of phoned it in. As it turns out, Beyonce let her mother, Tina Knowles Lawson, design her wedding dress, which is just the kind of thing a mother would guilt her daughter into early on, trapping the daughter in a cycle of mom-guilt and disappointment throughout the wedding planning. I know, because I’ve watched many episodes of Say Yes To the Dress. Anyway, Tina was interviewed on the Today Show this week, and she admitted that Beyonce said (in the most daughterly way ever) that she wasn’t happy with her dress.
Talking to the Today show about designing her daughter’s gown, Tina Lawson said, “She was so sweet to let me do that. She came back later one day and she said, ‘You know, when my daughter gets married, I’m going to let her pick out her own dress. Maybe she wasn’t so excited about it at the time, but she’s a sweetheart.”
I can feel the mom-guilt from here. Beyonce was probably trying to tell her mom AHEAD of the wedding that she would have preferred another gown, but Tina was all “lalalalala I can’t hear you.” Poor Beyonce.
You can see a good shot of Beyonce’s wedding gown around the 2:25-mark of this video:
And here’s Tina’s Today interview.
Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet, screencap of wedding.