Just try not to drool over Ciara and Russell Wilson’s official wedding photos. After all, there’s a stunning bride in couture, a handsome groom and, oh, a castle.
As previously reported by Us Weekly, the “Goodies” singer, 30, dazzled in front of more than 100 family and friends at the July 6 ceremony at Peckforton Castle in Cheshire, England, in a jaw-dropping, one-of-a-kind gown with a cathedral-length train, handcrafted in Milan by the creative director of Roberto Cavalli, Peter Dundas. The dress required multiple fittings to make sure every detail was perfectly placed. Ciara completed her day-of ensemble with an equally long, diaphanous veil and matching heels designed personally by Giuseppe Zanotti.
The Seattle Seahawks quarterback, 27, played the dapper English gentleman in a bespoke Giorgio Armani suit. Ciara’s father, Carlton Harris, and all the groomsmen, including Wilson’s brother Harry Wilson, were also outfitted in the Italian brand. Armani even created a “little man suit” for Ciara’s son and ring bearer, Future Zahir, 2, whom she shares with ex-fiancé, rapper Future.
The eight bridesmaids, which included La La Anthony and Kelly Rowland, wore unique, custom-made gowns by designer Michael Costello. “Every girl’s individual style is implemented in the design of their dress, as well as their personality,” Costello told Us Weekly in a statement. “Ciara made sure of that.”
At the reception, the couple was introduced by the band Earth, Wind & Fire, and guests partied until early dawn with beats by DJ Nabs. The nuptials were organized by celebrity wedding planner Mindi Weiss, who also put together Kris Jenner’s epic Gatsby birthday bash in November.
Ahead of the festivities, the couple celebrated their nuptials with a pre-wedding dinner in England on Tuesday, July 5, where Ciara wore a stunning white floor-length halter-neck gown and the groom was dressed in black.
Wilson proposed to the “Love Sex Magic” singer after they had dated for nearly a year with a huge 16-carat diamond engagement ring while they were on vacation in the Seychelles in March.
“She said Yes!!!” the Super Bowl champ captioned a sweet video at the time. “Since Day 1 I knew you were the one. No Greater feeling… #TrueLove @Ciara.”
What do you think of the couple’s fairy-tale nuptials?
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