Solange Piaget Knowles and Alan Gerard Ferguson married this weekend in front of the bride’s home in the Faubourg Marigny district in New Orleans.
The ceremony was held at the Marigny Opera House, a nondenominational church supported by the Marigny Opera House Foundation.
The 28-year-old bride, is a singer, songwriter, model and D.J. Not so much time ago she stepped out as the project director for “Saint Heron,” an album from Saint Records, her label, with the work of various artists.
Solange is also an owner of Exodus Goods, a boutique in the French Quarter of New Orleans.
Beyonce’s younger sister even was a music writer for Destiny’s Child, her sister’s former group.
The bride is a daughter of Tina Knowles and Mathew Knowles, both of Houston, and a stepdaughter of Gena Charmaine Avery.
“The bride’s father is a former Xerox sales representative; as the founder and president of Music World Entertainment, he was the manager of Destiny’s Child and, for a time, his daughter Beyoncé. The bride’s mother ran a beauty salon before becoming stylist and choreographer for Destiny’s Child,” The New York Times reminds.
Mr. Ferguson, 51, is a videographer and director of music videos who works with Beyonce, Jay-Z, Katy Perry and others. He is a son of Winifred Hocker Ferguson of Richmond, Va., and the late William Alfred Ferguson Sr. The groom’s father was an Army veteran and letter carrier for the United States Postal Service.
The bride’s previous marriage ended in divorce.
The newlyweds were first spotted together in public back in 2008 at an art gallery. They kept their relationship in secret but were seen at various music functions and at a party with Jay-Z and Beyoncé.
In late 2011, Solange posted pictures of herself with her boyfriend and Daniel Julez, her son from her first marriage, following a vacation in Paris.
“I spent a month in Paris this past summer with Julez and Alan,” she wrote at the time. “We rented a small charming apartment on the 10th [Arrondissement] and ate and drank our way through beautiful, memorable days.”
The couple spent her 28th birthday last June in Jamaica and now divide their time between her New Orleans home and Brooklyn.
Ms. Knowles told Harper’s Bazaar in March that going through an early marriage and divorce gave her an “insane amount” of perspective on life.
“Everyone talks about how in your 30s, all of these growing pains transition into wisdom and you feel more self-assured and confident, but I think I had a bit of a jump-start on that at 27,” she said. “For the first time in my life I am basing my decision around the idea off whether I want to do it, or if I think it will be inspiring. And that’s paid off for me.”