Solange Knowles rides a bike to her wedding, sets the bar for bridal parties everywhere
As you might have noticed from yesterday’s explosive online buzz, Solange Knowles officially said “I do” this weekend to long-time video director boyfriend, Alan Richardson. Enlisting in the help of photographer Rog Walker to document the special day, Knowles and Richardson made it official in front of 200 family members at the Marigny Opera House in New Orleans.
For the ceremony, Knowles looked flawless in a simple yet unconventional Kenzo dress, featuring a floor length cape, long sleeves and matching gold cuffs. The look was created for her by longtime collaborator and Kenzo co-designer Humberto Leon. Keeping the focus on the minimalistic dress, the bride rocked her signature fro with a classic red lip. Official wedding portraits were taken of the bride and groom, as well as a stunning all-female family tableau—inspired by contemporary Italian artist Vanessa Beecroft—that featured a number of close female family members such as, Beyoncé and mother, Tina Knowles.
Not one to fall into the predictable, Knowles and her now-husband arrived at the ceremony in the Bywater district of the city via white-painted bicycles adorned with cream roses wearing an ivory pantsuit by Stéphane Rolland. The bride walked down the isle to one of the couple’s favourite melodies, a symphonic instrumental of Donny Hathaway’s “I Love the Lord, He Heard Me Cry.” The reception also featured performances by musician friends Kelela, Questlove and Kindness. Après wedding, the bride was even caught in an adorable dance-off with her ten-year-old son, Daniel Julez, to “No Flex Zone.”
Marking the day as not one to be soon forgotten, the bride no doubt secured her spot in our list of best dressed celebrities, not to mention orchestrating one of the most aesthetically pleasing wedding day photo shoots to date.