Celebrity Beyoncé Attends Sister Solange's Pre-Wedding Festivities in New Orleans The singer and her sister watched a Diana Ross movie ahead of Solange's rumored wedding this weekend By Jeff Nelson Jeff Nelson Instagram Twitter Jeff Nelson is a Staff Editor at PEOPLE. For nearly a decade, he has worked across the brand's entertainment verticals, reporting on breaking news and writing and editing across platforms, as well as securing A-list cover exclusives, including Barry Manilow's coming out and an at-home interview with Madonna. Jeff has appeared as an expert on Good Morning America, Extra, HLN and SiriusXM, as well as at RuPaul's DragCon as a moderator. He studied magazine journalism at Drake University, graduating with a B.A. in Journalism & Mass Communication. People Editorial Guidelines Published on November 15, 2014 10:30 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Josh Brasted/GC Images Beyoncé stepped out Friday night in New Orleans to celebrate sister Solange Knowles‘s rumored wedding weekend. Solange – who is engaged to music video director Alan Ferguson – is reportedly set to tie the knot this weekend, and about 50 family and friends joined the happy couple in NOLA for a pre-wedding bash at the Indywood Cinema. Solange, 28, and Ferguson, 51, showed a film they made of how they met before playing the movie they saw on their first date: Mahogany, a ’70s flick featuring Diana Ross. “It was pretty adorable,” Hayley Sampson, who owns the film house with brother Will, tells PEOPLE. “They were talking about how they met and that they bonded [over] this film and then showed everybody the movie.” As for the bash’s treats, partygoers enjoyed daiquiris from local sandwich shop Gene’s Po-Boys and drinks mixed by bartenders from the nearby go-to Oxalis. The ready-to-wed pair have a history with the theater. Ferguson discovered Indywood Cinemas on his own when he saw a documentary and cult film there and then returned with Solange. The bride-to-be’s older sister attended the fête solo. “It was really nice to meet her,” Hayley says. “She’s a lovely person.” The “Partition” singer stunned in an all-black ensemble with a blue jacket, while her younger sister rocked a cream dress and gold heels, with fiancé Ferguson matching in a beige suit. The rumored wedding weekend marks a return to New Orleans. Back in January, matriarch Tina held a star-studded 60th birthday soiree in The Big Easy. Then the Knowles clan returned this summer, appearing to have made up following Solange and Jay Z’s elevator scuffle in May. And it sounds like her brother-in-law’s absence Friday has nothing to do with bad blood. “What’s important is that my family and I are all good,” Solange told Lucky for its August issue. • Reporting by PATRICIA MURRET Want more stories like this? Sign up for our newsletter and other special offers: sign me up Thank you for signing up!