It's been one busy year for Ciara. First, her rapper boyfriend of almost two years Future proposed to her with a whopping 15-carat engagement ring. Then, she announced she was pregnant and just one month ago she gave birth to an adorable baby boy, Future Jr. And now, the "Body Party" singer is opening up about all of her recent personal milestones in our August/September issue!
Ciara graces our new cover in a long-sleeve embroidered Chantilly lace Reem Acra gown, accessorized with her very own blinding bridal bling and bracelet. A simply-chic bouquet of cream garden roses, crafted by Miho Kosuda, plus soft, natural makeup by Urban Decay and effortless blonde waves tied the entire aisle-ready look together.
Inside the issue, Ciara dishes all about Future, motherhood, and, of course, her wedding plans. The singer admitted she "loved" the classic dress she rocks on our cover, which is surprising since she's known for her daring red carpet looks. "My everyday style is what I call 'tomboy chic,'" Ciara tells us. "But for my wedding, I'm going to do elegance with a little edge."
As for her fiancé, she let it slip that she always knew she'd spend forever with Future. When asked when she knew he'd be her husband, she replied: "Very early on. He came with something that I'd never felt before: the true presence of a man."
And for the event itself, Ciara said it's going to be, "Indoors and black tie. For the palette, I'm not into loud colors. I like black and white, classic and clean."
The singer has also already chosen her bridesmaids. "There will be five or six and two matrons of honor [including La La Anthony]. They'll all wear the same color, but in different styles to suit their personalities. I want my ladies to look amazing!"
Like Kimye's wedding, she'll also has a few surprise live performances up her sleeve. "A few of our friends will sing, and we'll have a great DJ — good old soul mixed with new stuff," she said. "You want people to say, 'This is my jam!'"
That's all we're revealing for now! For more Ciara scoop (and to see more pics of the star wearing stunning wedding gowns!), you'll have to pick up our August/September issue, on newsstands nationwide July 8. You can also download the issue here!
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