Another day, another celebrity wedding. Except sometimes, jaded as we are by plethoras of Kardashians, a famous-person love story really captures our hearts.
Such is the case of R&B star Ciara and NFL player Russell Wilson. The pair met after Ciara's horrific breakup with Future and famously remained abstinent.
We, the public, love comeback stories. We love happy endings. We've been rooting for them since day one.
Earlier this week, news leaked they'd finally tied the knot at Peckforton Castle in Cheshire, England. Besides the fact they're now probably blissfully engaging in a happily married sex marathon right this moment, they're also intermittently Instagramming photos. If Ciara is a boss bitch Cinderella, then she deserves an equally striking ballgown.
Exhibit A: Ciara's Cavalli Couture number, complete with corset and full skirt.
According to Roberto Cavalli's Instagram, Cavalli artistic director Peter Dundas designed the gown from tulle silk. It's embellished with Chantilly lace appliqué and glass beads, and topped with a cathedral-length veil. As for the hair, I'm getting a very Stevie Nicks vibe. Dundas is a favorite among celebs, most notably Kim Kardashian.
Can we just talk about that bodice for a second? It's like Ciara pulled inspiration from the Renaissance Faire, but in the sexiest way. Then again, when you have a body made of pure muscle, a stolen Holiday Inn bathrobe would probably look just as flattering.
As for the groom, he rocked (You can say that about men, right?) customized Armani tails. And, in a move so cute it's overstimulating ovaries everywhere, Ciara's son Future Zahir wore Armani Jr.
People reports the bridesmaids included the likes of former Destiny's Child Kelly Rowland and La La Anthony, who each wore a different style of a black satin Michael Costello gown.
If this marriage is, indeed, Ciara's fairytale ending, here's hoping she wakes up in a castle and has the styling help of songbirds. On the other hand, no one would say no to Russell Wilson's help getting dressed.
Congratulations to the happy (and beautiful) couple!