Issa Rae wore a custom Vera Wang to her surprise wedding to Louis Diame

I didn’t even know that Issa Rae had a steady man until there was a reference to him, Louis Diame, in a recent profile/interview. Issa and Louis have been together for years, and they had long been rumored to be engaged. I love that Issa kept us all wondering about it and she was able to keep her private life truly private. So we should take this in the spirit with which it was offered: joyfully. Issa got married! She and Louis went to the South of France and had their wedding at what looks like a private villa (which is pink!). Issa posted the photos on her Instagram and she had bridesmaids and the whole Vera Wang-gown shebang. She captioned these photos with this:

A) Impromptu photo shoot in a custom @verawang dress.

B) My girls came to help me, but they all coincidentally had on the same dress! They were sooooo embarrassed.

C) Then I took a few flicks with Somebody’s Husband.

Big thanks to @whiteedenweddings for being so gracious and accommodating and making this feel so real and special.

[From Issa’s IG]

She’s a beautiful bride! I love the simplicity and elegance of her Vera Wang gown and her styling. The low pony was a great choice and Issa’s makeup is always flawless (she just has great skin and I suspect she doesn’t even need to wear much makeup). Does anyone else wonder why the gown was “custom” though? This is a pretty straight-forward strapless princess-style wedding gown. Vera Wang churns these out in her sleep! I’m wondering if it was customized to accommodate a lil’ baby bump. The black-and-white photo of Issa with her hand on her abdomen is also giving me that vibe. In any case, she’s gorgeous and it looks like she had an amazing wedding. Mazel tov!

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Photos courtesy of Issa’s IG.

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  1. ME says:

    Congrats to her. I really like her. She has the best smile in Hollywood if you ask me.

  2. MsIam says:

    Congrats to them! She’s gorgeous! I think you could be right about a bump though.

  3. Riverandtree says:

    She looks stunning. Wishing this couple happiness and all good things!

  4. Lily P says:

    She looks stunning and so too does the venue. Congrats to them!

  5. stagaroni says:

    I love the veil attached to her low pony, but I could do without the ribbon around the waist, it just seems needless with the drop waist. Regardless, she looks stunning and very happy. Blessings to them both.

  6. Liz version 700 says:

    Gorgeous. What a beautiful couple.

  7. Amy Bee says:

    I think custom means the bride had a say in the design of the dress and the designer didn’t just pull something from her catalogue. Issa looks really nice.

  8. Elaine Stritch says:

    I thought we swore off “bump watch”…
    She looks INCREDIBLE.

    • sunny says:

      She is such a talented, smart, hardworking badass! Happy that beyond her career she has a fulfilling life- she and her man are gorgeous together.

    • Malificent says:

      Yeah, we did swear it off. But the photo where she is patting her belly is an invitation to bump watch!

      The dress is simple, but Issa is so lovely — she doesn’t need complicated. The only esthetic issue I have is the groom’s tux. I think it would really fun for a fall or winter wedding, but all of the red velvet and brocade just looks really heavy and out of place for outdoor summer wedding photos with a cream and blush palette. But they look wonderful and happy together, so I’ll let it pass. ;-)

  9. ClaireB says:

    She is such a beautiful person! I hate the drop waist with the ribbon belt, but if she feels good in the dress, then good for her.

  10. Katie says:

    This is one of the most beautiful venues for a wedding I have ever seen! And what an attractive couple. Congratulations, Issa!

    • Call_Me_Al says:

      Yes, this is one of the most romantic shoots I have seen in a while. She looks so happy, and everyone looks beautiful!

  11. Miss Melissa says:

    She is so beautiful.

  12. Celina says:

    Dear lord she’s gorgeous. Congratulations to the happy couple!!!

  13. Asking for a friend says:

    I am so happy for her! Saw this on Twitter and thought the first couple of photos were from a fashion shoot, but I’m thrilled they managed to keep this so private! She looks amazing, as usual, as does the entire wedding party.

  14. cassandra says:

    His suit looks amazing! Issa looks gorgeous, but her dress is meh next to that suit

  15. incognito08 says:

    Issa is my little sister in my head. I have been following her since she established her web series, “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl” and cheered her on through her steady rise in Hollywood. She was a beautiful bride and her happiness radiated in the photos too.

  16. Green Desert says:

    Congrats to them! Issa looks gorgeous. And I love Louis’ suit.

    Can’t wait for Insecure season 5!!!

  17. Margot says:

    I just adore her!

  18. DuchessL says:

    This is villa Ephrussi de Rothchild. It is open to the public and has beautiful beautiful gardens. I just loved that place, and there’s a water fountain show in the gardens with classical music: absolutely magic.

  19. Yup, Me says:

    Issa looks AMAZING! I remember watching her series on YouTube. It’s amazing to see how far she’s come and I love love love her commitment to bringing up Black content creators and Black communities and Black folks. I’m with Issa when she said “I’m rooting for everybody Black.”

    It’s such a lovely day for good news (this is my third surprise good news already and I haven’t even gotten out of bed, yet).

  20. AMA1977 says:

    She looks absolutely beautiful and radiant, and her groom looks handsome and stylish. They both look so happy and in love. Many congratulations to both, and best wishes for a long, happy marriage! This made me truly smile on a Monday afternoon where I am already counting down the hours until Friday.

    Re: bump watch, give it a few months and then you’ll have an answer for sure! I don’t like speculating on whether someone is expecting or not, when they want us to know, they’ll tell us…

  21. lucy2 says:

    She is such a beautiful woman, and looks absolutely radiant in these photos. Congrats to them, what a lovely wedding.

  22. Alibeebee says:

    Issa is heartbreakingly beautiful ! these pics are gorgeous . congratulations to the beautiful couple!

  23. Margo says:

    S T U N N I N G

  24. Passerby says:

    She’s so beautiful. Very attractive couple. Many blessings to them 🍾

  25. DelphiOracle says:

    That’s the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild near Cannes. Absolute baller move to rent it for your wedding. She looks incredible and so happy.

  26. Agreatreckoning says:

    Beautiful couple, pictures and wedding! It looks like it was a truly joyful day.