It was a wedding that broke the internet, one of the weddings of the year, one of the most photographed, but behind the scenes, it was a wedding that was nearly ruined when the beautiful bride, 28 year old Solange Knowles broke out in painful hives. And her mum, Tina Knowles has spilled the wedding day secrets.
Sitting down with Entertainment Tonight, Tina explained what really happened:
'I just think the wedding epitomized Solange as a person, and her and Alan's artistic flare. Of course, like all weddings not everything went to plan, and Solange's big day was almost ruined when she broke out in painful welts between the ceremony and the reception.
Luckily Beyonce was there, her mother said.
'Solange went through the wedding and the sit down dinner and she was just fine. And then they had a second line in the streets of New Orleans and she was dancing so hard, I think she just go overheated. And the seafood, I think she had a reaction to it. So her face broke out in these welts.'
And then enters Beyonce and a whole lot of Benadryl.
'Beyonce took her back to the hotel and gave her Benadryl. And in two hours, she showed up at the reception and did the dance with her son and just danced all night and had a ball.'
Solange was so thankful for getting back to the party, she even tweeted thanks to the allergy medication. She wrote:
'Shout out to Benadryl yo, lol. NOTHING was gonna stop me from having my mother and son dance with Julez. My baby killed it and will forever remain my favourite dance partner of all time. My heart will forever smile reliving the feeling our lil happy feet together.'
The dance with her 10-year-old son Daniel Julez Smith Jr. to No Flex Zone was one of the highlights of the evening. For Tina, another highlight was the vows her daughter and now son-in-law shared.
'Oh my God the vows they were the most beautiful thing, there wasn't a dry eye on the place, they were just so heartfelt.'
While usually only the bride wears white, for this event every attendee dazzled in the colour.
And that was not the only unusual aspect of the wedding day, as Tina revealed despite the posed picture for Vogue there was no bridal party, the picture instead celebrated the women that had made an impact on Solange's life.
There was also another party that was strictly a child free zone and that included Beyonce's little Blue Ivy and Solange's son.
'[Blue] didn’t get to come to the after party. [Julez] only got to come and do the dance and then he had to leave. Had to go to bed. It was a grown folks party.'
But, if Tina has her way, next event will be packed with children. Speaking of Destiny's Child star Kelly Rowland's new baby boy, whom Tina counts as a grandchild as Kelly and Beyonce are so close, she said she is looking forward to more grandchildren soon.
'I got two boys and a girl. Couldn't ask for better than that [but] I'm always ready for more grandbabies.'