We’ve got photos and details from Tina Knowles Lawson’s dream wedding along with pics from Kobe and Vanessa Bryant celebrating their 14th-anniversary in France and Italy. More on the lovefest inside…
There’s nothing like a blended family…espcially when your stepsisters’ names are Beyonce & Solange. The Knowles sisters, Kelly Rowland, Angie Beyince, and actress Bianca Lawson all posed around bride Tina Knowles on her gorgeous wedding day last weekend.
“It couldn’t have been more perfect,” 61-year-old Tina Knowles Lawson told PEOPLE magazine in an exclusive interview about the blessed day she married 68-year-old actor Richard Lawson.
We brought you the good news a few weeks ago when we came across the couple’s first wedding photo, taken aboard a yacht called “Eternity” off the coast of in Newport Beach, California. They were glowing in all white.
The couple wed on April 12th, surrounded by close friends and family, including daughters Solange and Beyoncé and their husbands, Jay Z and Alan Ferguson, granddaughter Blue Ivy and grandson Julez. Other guests included Kelly Rowland (above) and Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child; Angela Beyince (above) Richard’s kids Bianca (above) and Richard II; and Samuel L. Jackson.
“To walk down the aisle and see all my friends and family and to see my handsome man standin’ there, and to know that at 61 you can still find love and have a magical day like that … it was really beautiful,” says Mrs. Lawson, who wore a stunning white dress by Romona Keveza and walked down the aisle to India.Arie’s “Ready for Love.”
After finalizing her divorce from Matthew Knowles in 2011, Tina says, “There was a time when I doubted if I would find love again. But I was determined to be happy.”
And boy, did she find that happiness! Miss Tina is looking snatched in every sense of the word, she is head over heels in love, and she is WINNING.
Tina also revealed the reason she picked “white” as a theme. “It was important to me to have a wedding and walk in white, because sometimes we feel that at a certain age you should act a certain way,” she says. “You can find love at any age. You just have to go for it.”
Cheers to the Lawsons and to finding love at any age!
Also in “wedded bliss”….
Basketball icon Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa celebrated ther 14th wedding anniversairy on April 18th.
So the LA-based Bryants boarded a plane and headed for Europe where they spent time in Italy (one of the couple’s favorites places in the world) and France. You might recall that Kobe is a fan of elaborate anniversary gifts. One year, he flew Vanessa’s favorite chief, Fabrizio de Togni, to LA to cook for them. And since Fabrizio owns the Paper Moon restaurant in Milan, Italy (we’re sure the couple stopped by).
Italy holds a special place in Kobe’s heart because he honed his b-ball skills there as a child. He said in an interview once:
“I was lucky to grow up in Italy at a time when basketball in America was getting f***** up with AAU shuffling players through on strength and athleticism. I missed all that, and instead I was taught extreme fundamentals: footwork, footwork, footwork, how to create space, how to handle the ball, how to protect the ball, how to shoot the ball. I wasn’t the strongest kid at that camp. I wasn’t the fastest. I wasn’t the most athletic. I was probably the most skillful, but that didn’t matter. It was all about the 360 windmill dunks.”
The twosome snapped pics at the leaning tower of Pisa.
And Notre Dame.
Of course….they posed at the Eiffel Tower too.
Watch their anniversary vid here…
Amazing 14yr Anniversary Week in Italy and France con mi Reina @vanessabryant #already #home #life #muse #14
A video posted by Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) on Apr 21, 2015 at 7:04am PDT
Photos via PEOPLE/Cliff Watta/Kobe’s Instagram/Vanessa’s Instagram/beyoncejayzsource