Ciara and Russell Wilson are over the moon after tying the knot in a top secret ceremony in Cheshire, England, on July 6. The “Body Party” singer confirmed the news just one day after reports surfaced and has since shared several behind the scenes pictures from their surprise nuptials.
On Sunday, Ciara took to Instagram to give her fans a glimpse into her wedding day. In one photo, the mother of one can be seen smiling from ear-to-ear as Peter Dundas ensures that her custom wedding gown is a perfect fit. Ciara, 30, thanked the world renowned designer in her caption, writing that the chaos that ensued while her dress was being made was totally “worth it!” Another picture shows Ciara and her betrothed posing on the steps of a private jet. It remains unclear whether they were jetting off to Europe to be married or flying off to their honeymoon to bask in marital bliss. Lastly Ciara shared a snapshot of her son, Future Zahir Wilburn, playing inside the jet. She revealed no details about where they were going, but made sure to express her deep devotion to her one and only child.
Earlier photos, taken by photographer Dennis Leupold, captured moments between Ciara and her new hubby, Wilson, 27, and baby Future, and the bridesmaids and groomsmen. One photo, which the “I Bet” singer posted on social media on July 9, shows the Seattle Seahawks player and his step-son bonding during their suit fittings. Ciara joked that her son, who is confidently pointing at the camera in the picture knows just how “fresh” he is.
Stories began circulating about Ciara and Wilson having tied the knot on July 7, though Ciara and her beau waited until the following day to confirm. According to E! News, the pair married at Peckforton Castle in front of just 100 guests. Sources said the ceremony was traditional and “heartfelt.” The pastor presiding over the occasion is said to have shared “enlightening” words with the newlyweds and their guests before allowing Ciara and Wilson to say their vows.
“Both of them were extremely nervous,” the source claimed.
Ciara and Wilson announced their engagement in March on Instagram. The musician shared a video of herself laughing while flashing a massive diamond ring at the camera. She wrote that she was “so grateful” for Wilson, adding that she was “looking forward to spending forever” by his side.
Their marriage is the first for Ciara, who was engaged to Future for less than a year, ending in August 2014. Wilson, however, was married once prior. His marriage to Ashton Meem lasted just two years.