Ciara Marries Russell Wilson in England: See the Photo
The couple exchanged vows in a romantic ceremony in England, PEOPLE confirms
The duo exchanged vows Wednesday in a beautiful ceremony in front of family and friends – including Kelly Rowland, Jennifer Hudson and La La Anthony – at Peckforton Castle in Cheshire, England, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.
The beautiful bride wore a custom-made Cavalli Couture gown composed of white silk tulle, fully embroidered with floral motifs throughout, and delicate glass beading – covered entirely with Chantilly lace appliqué. Meanwhile, Wilson wore a Giorgio Armani Made to Measure black six-button peak lapel set of evening tails; Ciara’s eight bridesmaids all wore custom, individually-designed Michael Costello gowns in black stretch satin.
On Tuesday evening, the couple celebrated their upcoming nuptials with a rehearsal dinner at the Titanic Hotel in Liverpool. The singer looked stunning in a long, flowing white gown that featured a chiffon tulle skirt and detailed halter top. The NFL quarterback was dressed in head-to-toe black as he escorted his soon-to-be bride hand-in-hand across the cobblestone path.
Over the weekend, the singer made a sweet dedication to her new husband at ESSENCE fest while singing her 2006 hit, “Promise,” on stage. “This song is for that special someone in my life,” she said.
In March, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback surprised the Grammy winner with a romantic proposal in the Seychelles. The couple first stepped out in spring 2015 at the Obama’s Japanese state dinner.
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Earlier this year, Ciara, 30, opened up about finding love with Wilson, 27, after being unlucky in love (she has a 2-year-old son, Future Zahir, with her ex, Future). “I remember telling my friend the kind of guy I wanted: a God-fearing man with a very fun spirit who loves kids and would really, truly care for me,” she said.
“Marriage is something I look forward to. I believe in family, and the beauty of two people committing to spend their lives together,” she added.