Photo: Courtesy Russell Wilson via Instagram
Congratulations are in order for R&B star Ciara and her NFL love Russell Wilson, who are officially married! And the photos from their European wedding weekend are giving us all the #weddinggoals — especially Ciara in that GORG lace wedding dress.
The 30-year-old singer and her 27-year-old husband married at the Peckforton Castle in Cheshire, England. The couple shared the first photo of their wedding on both of their Instagrams Wednesday — and it does not disappoint. The sweet snap — captioned "We are The Wilsons!" by the both of them — shows a drop-dead gorgeous Ciara clad in a lace wedding dress (complete with bell sleeves) walking up the aisle hand-in-hand with her new husband, looking handsome as ever in a black tuxedo. Ciara's custom Roberto Cavalli wedding dress was designed by the label's creative director, Peter Dundas, according to E! News. In the Instagram snap, the couple appears to be walking up the aisle in a flower-decorated church, and in the background we can make out a blurry image of a bridesmaid in a dark one-shoulder bridesmaid dress holding a white bouquet.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson's 19th century castle venue has been the locale of several English soccer stars' weddings, including Jamie Vardy and Wes Brown. It boasts 36,000 acres of land and guest accommodations with over 48 bedrooms. It has also been used as a location for various television and movie productions including Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes, and The Real Housewives of Cheshire. Not a bad spot to tie the knot, C!
One of Ciara's best friends and wedding guests, Jennifer Hudson, documented her getting ready experience for Mr. and Mrs. Wilson's big "I do" moment, sharing photos of her stunning salmon-colored Christian Siriano gown on Instagram.
The couple was spotted Tuesday heading to their rehearsal dinner in Liverpool, England. They were headed to the Titanic Hotel, according to E! News, and looking pretty slammin' while doing so. Ciara donned a flowy, white halter gown with a pulled back chignon, and Wilson rocked an all-black suit and button-down. They walked on a cobblestone walkway to the hotel venue surrounded by paparazzi, looking pretty natural in their soon-to-be husband and wife status. See the photo below.
Over 100 of their family friends attended the rehearsal dinner. While there were many people in attendance, one celeb couldn't make it: Ciara's gal pal Serena Williams. The tennis star will unfortunately miss out on bridesmaid duties as she preps for the Wimbledon finals on Thursday. Regardless, the Body Party hitmaker's bridal party will be nothing less than star-studded, with celebs involved in the wedding party to include Lala Anthony and Kelly Rowland.
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Wilson and Ciara started dating 16 months ago and got engaged in March while on a trip to Seychelles (after many rumors were swirling about her gigantic piece of serious bling, she finally announced it officially, obvs to our delight). The "Body Party" hitmaker celebrated her bachelorette party in Las Vegas last month with her girls, snapping 'grams of them poolside.