Solange Knowles’ New Orleans Wedding: All the Details, Including the Family’s Subtle Reference to Elevatorgate!

Solange Knowles and Alan Ferguson
Solange Knowles and her husband Alan Ferguson rode white bikes through New Orleans to their wedding venue on Nov. 16. Josh Brasted/WireImage

Did your invite to Solange Knowles’ Big Easy bash get lost in the mail? Not to worry! From the food to the guests, Us Weekly has all the details from the DJ’s New Orleans wedding to video director fiancé Alan Ferguson

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After an entire weekend of pre-wedding festivities, including a group movie night and rehearsal dinner, the big day arrived on Sunday, Nov. 16. Around 100 guests, including J. Crew creative director and president Jenna Lyons and singer Janelle Monae, started arriving at the Holy Trinity Church (also known as the Marigny Opera House) around 1:30 p.m. Everyone was dressed in different shades of white. So much for that whole only the bride wears white rule. 

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Solange Knowles and her husband Alan Ferguson had their Nov. 16 wedding in New Orleans, where they live with Solange’s son Julez. Josh Brasted/WireImage

A short time later, Knowles and Ferguson arrived on white bicycles. The bride, 28, wore a breathtaking Stephane Rolland jumpsuit with an attached cape, and adorned her bike basket with white roses. Sadly, the groom’s ride got a flat tire, and he was forced to walk it part of the way.

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An onlooker tells Us, “They were giggling about it and didn’t seem bothered at all. Passersbys were congratulating them, and they were overjoyed.”

Soon after, the couple made their entrance and Knowles went inside to change into her Humberto Leon for Kenzo floor-length gown and cape, while her older sister Beyonce arrived with husband Jay Z

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Jay Z, Beyonce, Solange Knowles, and her new husband Alan Ferguson exited the party buses after the New Orleans wedding on Nov. 16. Josh Brasted/WireImage

A source close to Solange tells Us, “Beyonce was just there as a supportive sister and didn’t take any of the spotlight. Jay was taking care of Blue Ivy while Beyonce was celebrating with her family and didn’t look like they had a worry in the world.”

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After the ceremony, the venue was transformed into a small reception location. Guests were treated to a four-course seated dinner on white linens with gold silverware at two long tables that ran the length of the massive opera house. The locally catered Southern menu included shrimp and grits, oyster and artichoke bisque, paupiette de poulet, and bread pudding and pineapple foster for dessert. 

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Solange Knowles and her wedding guests danced through the streets of New Orleans as a live band played on Nov. 16. Josh Brasted/WireImage

The blowout then raged on as all the guests loaded into three large party buses, which drove to Esplanade Street, where a live band played and the group danced for 10 blocks. 

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Coincidentally, one bus was called the “Boom Boom Room,” which is the former name of the NYC Standard Hotel nightclub where Solange, Beyonce, and Jay Z were partying after the Met Gala in the spring, when Solange and Jay’s infamous elevator fight went down. But if there was any lingering tension between the family, it wasn’t apparent. 

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Solange Knowles, her husband Alan Ferguson, and their wedding guests lit sparklers in front of the party bus called the Boom Boom Room on Nov. 16. Josh Brasted/WireImage

An eyewitness tells Us, “Beyonce and Jay Z were totally into it and so affectionate. They both kept putting their hands on each other’s butts and they were dancing up a storm. Beyonce and Jay Z were so friendly to everyone and very gracious. They seemed so genuinely happy. They were having the best night.” 

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The party then made its way to the New Orleans Museum of Art for a second reception.

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Jay Z holds up a sparkler as his wife Beyonce blows it out at her sister Solange Knowles’ New Orleans wedding on Nov. 16. Josh Brasted/WireImage

Solange and her son Julez, 10, treated the attendees to a special performance of their choreographed dance to Rae Sremmurd’s “No Flex Zone.” 

A source tells Us, “It was a beautiful event. Solange looked gorgeous and Jay and Beyonce and Blue Ivy were the perfect little family there supporting her sister. The weekend was exactly what Solange wanted, friends and family in her favorite town. It was all about the fashion, it was all about the look and the music, because that’s important to her. Alan’s a great man and has made her very happy.”

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