When the power couple kicked off their string of performances on June 6, 2018, in Cardiff, Wales, fans witnessed exclusive footage of their vow renewal.
This section of the flick concludes with Beyoncé and Jay-Z both dressed in white, surrounded by loved ones. Bey is sporting a FLAWLESS (naturally) off-the-shoulder wedding dress by designer Galia Lahav. The Thelma gown features blush Chantilly lace, illusion tulle sleeves, Swarovski crystals and pearls decorating the bodice, and according to Metro, a €10,300 ($12,143) price tag. The Galia Lahav website reports that the frock is inspired by former monarch Queen Victoria's wedding dress, so Queen B certainly lived up to her moniker, as we would expect.
All three of Bey and Jay's children are present in this scene displayed on the tour, proving this particular video wasn't taken from the couple's 2008 wedding ceremony.
Lahav further confirmed our suspicions that the duo renewed their vows through a statement posted to the brand's website on June 12, 2018. "YES, IT HAPPENED!" the press release read. "Queen B has worn our dress to her vow renewal with her husband Jay-Z and we couldn’t be more ecstatic about it! This is a dream come true to be able to dress Miss Beyoncé herself on such a major event in her life. A moment so special we wanted to share it with you all!" There you have it, folks—straight from the horse's mouth.
While Bey and Jay performed "Forever Young," a jumbo screen at the Principality Stadium showcased never-before-seen video snippets of the private couple's family life. The at-home style montage begins with clips of Beyoncé while pregnant with twins, and reveals a few intimate moments of the duo with their oldest child, Blue Ivy. But, it's the next part of the mini-film that had Beyhive fans buzzing.
The Carters celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary in April 2018, which may have provided the opportune timing for this supposed secret second ceremony. But it's no surprise that the private couple would want to keep a vow renewal under wraps—their first wedding was also a super hush-hush affair. In fact, Beyoncé's mom, Ms. Tina Knowles-Lawson, created the megastar's first wedding gown–which she admits may not have been Beyoncé's ideal choice. In an interview with the Today show, Knowles-Lawson revealed, "she came back later one day and she said, ‘You know, when my daughter gets married, I’m going to let her pick out her own dress.’ Maybe she wasn’t so excited about it at the time, but she’s a sweetheart.”
No one even knew the musically-inclined duo was engaged until they were seen picking up their marriage licenses, and fans weren't blessed with any photo or video from the big day until the couple's first On the Run Tour in 2014. Thankfully, Bey didn't make us wait six years for a sneak peek of this recent covert affair.