"Of course, I played it smooth," Usher tells PEOPLE of recovering from a stumble down the aisle on Sept. 1. Still, it was a dream wedding for the singer and Tameka Foster after the two had scrapped their lavish
Hamptons nuptials in July and legally married in a private ceremony in August.
Amid loved ones and next to his bride, who wore Vera Wang, the groom (in Armani) raises his glass inside the reception at the
Château Elan Winery amp Resort outside Atlanta.
"Every detail was exactly as we wanted it to be," Foster, 36, says of the celebration, where guests dined on southern cuisine, including buttermilk fried chicken.
A mirrored dance floor keeps the newlyweds on their feet. "You couldn't get Usher off it," wedding planner Diann Valentine jokes. But by
1:30 a.m., she says, Foster “was like, 'Honey, my feet are hurting!'"
Surrounded by a canopy of flowers, the pair steal a moment to themselves. "There was a wonderful energy everywhere we were," says Usher, 28.
"The wedding was beyond beautiful."
For more details and photos from Usher's wedding, pick up PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday, and check out Essence.com.