Congratulations to the newly married couple – Solange Knowles and Alan Ferguson – who were married on November 16, 2014 in New Orleans!
The internet is buzzing with the release of the weddings photos. I can honestly say that I am in love with her wedding style. Her wedding was the perfect blend of her personal style woven into the beauty of a memorable wedding and reception with friends and family.
Things to Learn from Solange’s Wedding
Dare to Be Different!
It is your wedding day, and you can be as unique or traditional as you want to be. If you want to wear pink, wear pink! If you want each of the members of your wedding to dress differently, go for it! If you want to arrive in a canoe, go for it!
Stay True to You and Your Style!
Your personal style should be an intricate part of your wedding planning process and is reflected on her wedding day. Solange chose to wear a caped ivory Humberto Leon for Kenzo gown sans big ruffles and rhinestones that have been all the rage for several years. Her accessories were gold arm cuffs. Simple, elegant, and, oh so Solange.
Solange’s color-coordinated wedding party showcased ivory, taking simplicity to new heights. From the bride and groom’s bike ride through the French Quarter on white, vintage bicycles to the chapel for the wedding all the way to the touching mother and son-choreographed dance to “No Flex Zone” at the reception, the event was filled with magic.
Think Outside of the Box!
Beginning with the rehearsal, ivory was the color to be seen in. Knowles arrived in a stunning, asymmetrical draped outfit designed by Stephane Rolland and paired with Stuart Weitzman “Nudist” sandals. Ferguson wore a cream suit with khaki shirt and shoes.For the wedding, each woman in the wedding party wore a design of her choice, all ivory, cream, and white, of course. Some were in pants, others in dresses.
Weddings can be stressful as the happy couple found out when Ferguson got a flat tire on his bike as they rode to the chapel, but they laughed it off. One photo catches the happy couple laughing when they arrive at the chapel, pushing their bikes.
Solange was fine during the ceremony and the seated dinner, but when they hit the streets for a line dance, her face became covered in hives. Big sister, Beyonce, came to her rescue with a Benadryl, some cortisone cream, and a cooling shower, and in less than two hours, she was back at the reception, looking fine and ready to dance with her son.
The fun-filled reception included sparklers as the guests partied into the wee hours and danced in the streets.
We would love to hear what you did to make your event special. From clothes, hair, make-up, flowers, special events, and music, what did you do that made your wedding festivities unique to you?