Ciara and Russell Wilson Called Off Their Wedding Twice Before Their Fairytale Ceremony in England
Close to two months after the “I Bet” singer and the Seattle Seahawks quarterback exchanged vows at the Peckforton Castle in Cheshire, England, the couple’s wedding planner is sharing new details about what led up to the unforgettable day.
According to Mindy Weiss, who pulled off one “heartfelt” day, the Hollywood pair had to change their plans on not one but two occasions.
“I did the whole thing — three times,” Mindy revealed to The Knot. “They were first getting married in North Carolina, but they called it off due to the transgender bathroom laws. They were gonna go to Paris and it ended up being [Couture] Fashion Week and it was really difficult.”
She continued, “We ended up in London. They wanted to be away. And we found a castle that was an hour out of Liverpool and they had about 110 guests.”
Those special guests including Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Rowland La La Anthony and more famous friends. And while they were able to witness heartfelt words in the couple’s vows, they were also able to witness a stunning dress that proved to have an effect on the exact wedding location.
“Inside the castle, they had a chapel but it was too small because her dress was 13-feet,” Mindy confessed. “Her dress in person was so much more spectacular than in the pictures, though in the pictures, they’re beautiful. In person, it was shockingly beautiful.”
As for how Mindy scored the job, she explained her friendship with Ciara began because of La La who’s married to Carmelo Anthony.
As the couple continues to soak up their new relationship status—and talk about expanding the family—Mindy is simply grateful to be a part of such a special day.
“I think my favorite part was the ceremony because they were so happy,” Mindy shared. “They are delicious,” she says. “They really are a very cool couple. I really enjoy their relationship.”