Courtesy Michael Costello
Ciara and Russell Wilson tied the knot in Cheshire, England Wednesday. And true to form for America’s most ridiculously fit and fashionable couple, the two wore custom wedding attire befitting royalty (they did get married in a castle, after all).
The singer donned a custom Cavalli Couture gown with a corset, full skirt and sheer bell sleeves, consisting of silk tulle, glass beading and Chantilly lace appliqué, and wore her hair in loose waves beneath a delicate lace cathedral-length veil. Her football star husband wore a custom Armani ensemble consisting of a peak-lapel evening tails suit and white vest, while her son (with ex Future) wore a custom Armani Jr. tuxedo. (And her celebrity guests, including Jennifer Hudson, turned it out as well!)
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And Ciara’s bridesmaids also got custom creations of their own. The eight women who stood up with her (who included Kelly Rowland and LaLa Anthony, as well as makeup artist Yolonda Frederick and Wilson’s sister Anna), wore black stretch satin Michael Costello dresses, which he began designing back in June — a month after Ciara wore a gown by the designer to host the Billboard Music Awards.
“I loved working on this with Ciara, and all her girls. It was a pleasure to be a part of her special day with Russell,” Costello tells PeopleStyle, adding that the singer was very involved (both in person and over FaceTime) in picking designs that were tailored to each individual woman’s figure and taste. “Every girl’s individual style is implemented in the design of their dress as well as their personality. Ciara made sure of that.”
And though each dress is different, the styles are all tied together by the matching lace chokers each girl sports — and by their enthusiasm for their custom gowns. “I think Ciara chose black as a bridesmaid color because every woman feels confident in black — you cant go wrong,” Costello says.
What do you think of the dresses?
— Alex Apatoff