Yesterday (July 14), Russell hosted Kids’ Choice Sports Awards in Los Angeles. Of course Ciara was there to show some love to new husband. She had dance-off with Rob Gronkowski during the show.
On Wednesday (July 13), Russell and Ciara have made their red carpet debut as ‘Mr and Mrs’ at the 2016 ESPY Awards. They presented an award to NBA star Stephen Curry for best recording breaking performance. After the show, they had a post-ESPYS award dinner at Craig’s Restaurant in West Hollywood. You can find many HQ photos from the event in the gallery:
ESPY Award Portraits:
via Footwearnews.com: Ciara and Russell Wilson tied the knot last week in Cheshire, England, with the bride wearing a custom gown by Roberto Cavalli designer Peter Dundas. While the dress was stunning, we haven’t been able to get a good look at Ciara’s shoes — until now.
Giuseppe Zanotti worked closely with Ciara to create her white satin sandals that feature a lace ankle strap to tie in with her lace gown.
“The mix of finest lace and satin and the mid-height stiletto make the shoe very romantic and perfect for the monumental occasion,” Zanotti told FN.
The mid-heel height was suited for comfortable walking down the aisle and dancing the night away at Peckforton Castle. Ciara’s son Future also got in on the fun. The 2-year-old wore white sneakers with a silver strap from Giuseppe Zanotti’s junior line at the rehearsal dinner.
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via Vogue.co.uk: FINDING the right inspiration for a bespoke wedding dress may not always be a straightforward process but, for Peter Dundas – the man behind the Roberto Cavalli Couture gown that Ciara wore to marry Russell Wilson at Cheshire’s Peckforton Castle last week – there was an obvious element to be taken into account.
“Ciara wanted to feel like a princess, which is also her middle name,” Dundas said of the inspiration behind his design. “She liked the idea of several layers and was open to many of my suggestions, such as the wheat motif in the embroideries, which symbolises prosperity and happiness.”
Dundas – who is a close friend of the singer and model (making it “extra exciting”, he revealed) – also shed light on the impressively short time frame that it took to create the couture gown.
“I sent the first sketches to Ciara about four months before her wedding,” the designer said. “We had four fittings with her: two in New York, one in Milan and one in the UK, besides several fittings without her.”
Dundas is no newcomer when it comes to designing dresses for a special day. As well as creating bridal dresses for friends and family, he famously designed the floral gown that Poppy Delevingne wore for her celebration in Morocco in 2014 and, last week, Ana Beatriz Barros wore a bespoke Roberto Cavalli sequinned dress for the evening party following her nuptials. So, who are his favourite fashionable brides?
“I actually don’t pay much attention,” he admitted, “but I loved Giovanna Battaglia’s dress for her Capri wedding. I was also very happy with the dress I did for Poppy even if it was my own design.”
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Just day after the wedding (July 7), the newlyweds were photographed leaving Peckferton Castle. They went shopping at Burberry store. Check HQ photos in the gallery:
via People.com: You already knew from the glimpse of her gown, the sketches of her bridesmaids’ dresses and the peek at her megawatt wedding bands that Ciara’s wedding to Russell Wilson was both super-gorgeous and totally over the top. And in the first portrait released from Wednesday’s wedding, all your suspicions were confirmed.
The photo shows the happy couple and their bridal party posing outside Peckforton Castle in Cheshire, U.K., all beaming in their formal attire. Wilson wears a custom Giorgio Armani made-to-measure evening tails ensemble, while his groomsmen all sport classic Armani tuxedos; Ciara’s one-of-a-kind Cavalli Couture gown features chantilly lace and floral appliqué with a long train and veil, while her bridesmaids all wear custom black stretch satin dresses designed individually for them by Michael Costello, with input from the bride.
Peter Dundas, who designed Ciara’s gown, tells PeopleStyle in a statement, “Ciara is a dear friend so making her dress was a labour of love.” And love really was the theme of the gown — just check out the gown’s full train, which features the couple’s new monogram embroidered into the detachable train!
In addition to their attendants (who included Wilson’s childhood best friend Scott Pickett as best man and Ciara’s makeup artist and BFF Yolonda Frederick-Thompson as maid of honor, as well as LaLa Anthony and Kelly Rowland as bridesmaids), the wedding party included Pastor Judah Smith officiating, with Gracie Wilson (Wilson’s niece) as flower girl and Future Zahir, Jr. (Ciara’s son from a previous relationship) serving as ringbearer and wearing an Armani tux of his own.
The whole event — from the intimate ceremony, which was set to music from Marvin Sapp, to the reception, which featured an appearance by Earth, Wind & Fire and continued with music by DJ Nabs — was planned by Mindy Weiss, whose client list includes Nicole Richie and Fergie. And Ciara was given away by her father, Carlton Harris, while her mother Jackie and Wilson’s mother Tammy watched.
via People.com: Ciara and Russell Wilson tied the knot in Cheshire, England Wednesday. And true to form for America’s most ridiculously fit and fashionable couple, the two wore custom wedding attire befitting royalty (they did get married in a castle, after all).
The singer donned a custom Cavalli Couture gown with a corset, full skirt and sheer bell sleeves, consisting of silk tulle, glass beading and Chantilly lace appliqué, and wore her hair in loose waves beneath a delicate lace cathedral-length veil. Her football star husband wore a custom Armani ensemble consisting of a peak-lapel evening tails suit and white vest, while her son (with ex Future) wore a custom Armani Jr. tuxedo. (And her celebrity guests, including Jennifer Hudson, turned it out as well!)
And Ciara’s bridesmaids also got custom creations of their own. The eight women who stood up with her (who included Kelly Rowland and LaLa Anthony, as well as makeup artist Yolonda Frederick and Wilson’s sister Anna), wore black stretch satin Michael Costello dresses, which he began designing back in June — a month after Ciara wore a gown by the designer to host the Billboard Music Awards.
“I loved working on this with Ciara, and all her girls. It was a pleasure to be a part of her special day with Russell,” Costello tells PeopleStyle, adding that the singer was very involved (both in person and over FaceTime) in picking designs that were tailored to each individual woman’s figure and taste. “Every girl’s individual style is implemented in the design of their dress as well as their personality. Ciara made sure of that.”
And though each dress is different, the styles are all tied together by the matching lace chokers each girl sports — and by their enthusiasm for their custom gowns. “I think Ciara chose black as a bridesmaid color because every woman feels confident in black — you cant go wrong,” Costello says.
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via E!Online: Ciara and Russell Wilson’s relationship is like a fairy tale, and thus we wouldn’t expect their wedding to be any less than that, too!
The couple tied the knot on Wednesday at the Peckforton Castle (we know, a castle is so fitting) in Cheshire, England, and a source tells E! News exclusively it was a dream come true and more.
The insider revealed that Ciara was treated like a queen by all of her bridesmaids (who wore black for the affair). They stayed by her side and helped her get ready in her suite from morning until the ceremony finally kicked off around 6 p.m.
The source tells us it was a very traditional and “heartfelt” ceremony, filled with flowers and clean, classic decor. A pastor said some “enlightening” words, incorporating their love of faith and God into the nuptials. The happy couple also took a moment to share words from their heart with one another, while a few personal speeches were mixed in throughout.
Our insider said Russell could barely keep his composure as Ciara—who wore a custom Roberto Cavalli dress, designed by the label’s creative director, Peter Dundas—walked down the aisle toward him, looking like a “big, teary-eyed teddy bear.” She, too, was shaking as she tried to hold back her tears.
“Both of them were extremely nervous,” the source said.
Ciara’s son, Future, stood by the pair’s side throughout the ceremony, and the insider said he “looked so cute and behaved very well” the whole time.
The ceremony ended when they said “I do” and shared a “very passionate” kiss, holding onto each other tightly. “It was not a quick kiss. They were locked,” our source explained. “Everyone got so excited. [There] was not a dry eye in the room.”
Meanwhile, since Ciara and Russell married in England, they will still need be legally married in the United States. E! News has learned that they’ve already applied for their marriage license in King County, Wash., but they will need to return there in order to be legally wed.
The pair has already shared their first photo from the wedding on their respective social media accounts, both captioning the sweet pic, “We are The Wilsons!”
Congrats again and again to the happy couple!
UPDATE: Ciara and Russell Wilson are officially husband and wife!
E! News has learned that the duo just tied the knot in front of close friends and family at the Peckforton Castle in Liverpool, England. The bride wore a custom Roberto Cavalli dress, designed by the label’s creative director, Peter Dundas.
One of Ciara’s besties, Jennifer Hudson, couldn’t help but capture her day leading up to the nuptials on social media, showing fans photos of her beautiful gown as she prepared to celebrate Mr. and Mrs. Wilson.
Meanwhile, photos surfaced of the couple looking elegant as always, with the NFL star wearing an all-black suit, while the bride wore a flowing halter gown with her tresses pulled back into a ponytail as they made their way to their rehearsal dinner at the Titanic Hotel on Tuesday.
Wilson took to Twitter earlier that day to write, “Overflow of Blessings! God is so good!”
The R&B crooner married her professional athlete beau after a whirlwind romance that began back in April 2015, when the two were spotted on several outings together—including the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
UPDATE 2: CiCI and Russell just shared first photo as a married couple !
We are The Wilsons! pic.twitter.com/W6lftdtef3
— Ciara (@ciara) July 6, 2016
Ciara and Russell Wilson will exchange wedding vows at a castle in England at a super-private ceremony, where no cell phones are allowed, today (July 6), a source confirms to Billboard. (…) People.com reports that the soon-to-be married couple were spotted at Liverpool’s Titanic Hotel on Tuesday (July 5) for their rehearsal dinner:
Ciara will perform 45 minute set at Essence Festival tonight in New Orleans. You can stream her performance on main stage here at 8:35 PM.
— CiaraFever.com (@CiaraFever) June 28, 2016
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