The couple tied the knot at the Holy Trinity Church in New Orleans yesterday (16.11.14) afternoon in front of 100 friends and family, including the 28-year-old DJ’s famous sister Beyonce Knowles, her husband Jay Z and their two-year-old daughter Blue Ivy, and singer pal Janelle Monae.
Solange wore a long caped gown by Humberto Leon for Kenzo for the nuptials but arrived at the ceremony in a Stephane Rolland cream jump suit, having travelled there on a white-painted bicycle decorated with cream roses.
She told Vogue magazine – who shared pictures of the star’s big day just hours after the couple tied the knot – in an email: “Everyone I worked with on the wedding are friends who I love. Everything was a labour of love.”
Guests were asked to wear white to the festivities and Solange walked down the aisle to a symphonic instrumental of Donny Hathaway’s ‘I Love the Lord, He Heard Me Cry’, one of the bride and groom’s favourite songs.
Later in the day, Solange and her 51-year-old videographer spouse treated their guests to performances from Kelela, Questlove and Kindness and there was even a dance-off between the bride and her 10-year-old son Daniel Julez – from her previous marriage to Daniel Smith – to ‘No Flex Zone’.
Solange sparked speculation she and Alan – who she began dating in 2008 – were getting married after posting an Instagram picture of herself and the director swimming in an ocean while holidaying on her birthday in June.
She wrote alongside the picture: “Today couldn’t have been more perfect. I couldn’t have smiled harder. Thank you for all of your lovely and wonderful wishes. They warmed my heart and I simply feel grateful for all of the love.”