Solange Knowles just got married and it's got girl power written all over it.
<Photography by Rog Walker>
I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Solange's rebellious bridal looks! Yes looks--because she had two fierce bridal ensembles.
"Eschewing the traditional stretch limo, Knowles arrived at the ceremony in the Bywater district of the city on a white-painted bicycle decorated with cream roses and wearing an ivory-toned look by Stephane Rolland (note to modern brides, a jumpsuit won’t get caught in the spokes). She walked down the aisle to one of the couple’s favorite songs, a symphonic instrumental of Donny Hathaway’s, “I Love the Lord, He Heard My Cry.” With performances by musician friends Kelela, Questlove, and Kindness—and an adorable dance-off between Knowles and her ten-year-old son Daniel Julez to “No Flex Zone,”—it was truly a family affair."
“Everyone I worked with on the wedding are friends who I love,” said Solange via email earlier today. “Everything was a labor of love.” And given that there have been several sightings of her friend and collaborator Humberto Leon in NOLA over the past few months, we weren’t surprised to hear that the dress was by Humberto Leon for Kenzo. Knowles commissioned photographer Rog Walker to take the official wedding portraits, and the stunning all-female family tableau which includes sister Beyoncé and mother Tina Knowles is a nod to the work of contemporary Italian artist Vanessa Beecroft. It’s a far cry from the conservative strapless frock she wore to wed her first husband Daniel Smith, in 2004, and shows just how beautifully Knowles has come into her own." - Vogue.Com
I love everything about Solange's wedding and it's unfortunate that a lot of people don't agree. I used to think that US is more forward thinking compared to Asia when it comes to weddings--but more and more I am learning that there's a lot of "bride bullying" in the western hemisphere too. I've read a lot of negative comments about this wedding--that the photos look like a photo shoot and it doesn't even have any emotions in it. But I loved it to bits--the photos actually paint and say a thousand words. Of women empowerment, of love, of well-thought out details, and elaborate passion. The bride had a vision and she carried it with a lot of soul and flavor. It's her personality and I respect that immensely.
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