What a week of Wedding Dress Unveilings it’s been! First we saw Blair Waldorf’s frothy confection, the world can finally see Bella Swan’s dress in ‘Breaking Dawn’ and now we’ve got a first glimpse of Beyonce Knowles’s gown. Hurrah!
Granted, the singer got hitched to Jay-Z *cough* three years ago. The lavish New York ceremony took place in 2008 and was shrouded in secrecy, with guests including Kelly Rowland, Kanye West and Gwyneth Paltrow – but we haven’t had a clue what the blushing bride wore. Until now.
At last, Bey has revealed the gorgeous design in a music video of her most iconic moments. The footage sees the bootilicious one trying on the gown pre-wedding and it’s just as resplendent as we’d expect. Classically white and strapless with a ruched bodice, sweetheart neckline and ginormous swirly train, it’s gorgeously extravagant. Plus, we now know it was custom-made by her mother and House of Dereon partner, Tina. The joys of having a designer mum, eh?
The video takes a trip down memory lane, also showing shots of Beyonce’s childhood, performing with Destiny’s Child as well as her hubby, meeting Michael Jackson and Nelson Mandela, and revealing her baby bump at the MTV Awards. 'It's taken a lot of hard work to get to where I am,’ she says at the beginning of the video. 'I searched all around the world and found myself.’ *wistfully wipes tear from eye*
Of course, the next step for the 30-year-old is motherhood – she’s pregnant with her first child and wowing the world with her wicked maternity style. So while we wait for Mini-Bey to arrive, click play on the video below and relive the happy memories…