When we found out that Solange Knowles was marrying long-time boyfriend Alan Ferguson, we had a strong feeling that the ceremony was going to be the indie wedding of the year. And we were right.
Prior to the ceremony, which was hosted near Knowles’ home in New Orleans, the couple hosted a movie night for their guests. The two created their own short film depicting their meet-cute and then aired a screening of 1975′s Mahogany, starring Diana Ross, which they watched on their first date. (Cue a minute-long “awwwwww.”)
And while that scene alone is enough to spark a thousand romantic indie films (coming soon to a Sundance-esque festival near you), the actual ceremony and reception itself somehow managed to top that. The couple rode to the ceremony together—at the Marigny Opera House—on two vintage white bicycles. Solange wore a Stéphane Rolland creme pantsuit with a plunging neckline and cape and changed into a Kenzo clean-lined white gown and cape, created by Knowles’ good friend and collaborator Humberto Leon. (Please note: Capes are officially the new wedding veil.) “Everyone I worked with on the wedding are friends who I love,” Knowles told Vogue. “Everything was a labor of love.”
Knowles walked down the aisle to an orchestral version of Donny Hathaway’s “I Love the Lord, He Heard My Cry.” The reception featured performances by Kindness, Kelela, and Questlove. And, as expected, there was a ton of dancing—and even a “No Flex Zone” dance-off between Knowles and her son Daniel Julez.
The only thing missing? The epic Beyoncé and Jay Z “Crazy In Love” performance that could have been.