It is said that no wedding would be complete without a bit of drama to shake up the bride’s nerves, and Solange Knowle’s nuptials this past weekend in New Orleans well didn’t fail in that regard. Here’s the story of how Beyonce saved Solange’s Wedding Day.
Sometime in between the bride and groom’s bike ride through town on vintage, cream-colored bicycles, Solange broke out in swollen, pale red bumps covering her face. This was captured by prying paparazzi lenses and splashed up on TMZ’s home page, but seemed to have disappeared by the time of the reception. And in a new interview, the mother of the bride, Tina Knowles, explains what caused the momentary outbreak and how Solange’s sister came to the rescue.
“[Solange] went through the wedding and the sit-down dinner and she was just fine,” Tina Knowles told Entertainment Tonight, “and then they had a second line in the streets of New Orleans and she was dancing so hard, I think she just got overheated,” Knowles explained.
Another possible factor in the outbreak: the couple’s decision to dine on traditional New Orleans cuisine including seafood. “I think she had a reaction to it,” Tina added.
Rather than panic, Beyoncé—apparently as much of a superhero in medical situations as musical—“took [Solange] back to the hotel and gave her Benadryl and cortisone creams. She took a shower and in two hours, she showed up at the reception and did the dance with her son and just had a ball.” The bride also maintained a sense of humor about the subject, later tweeting a “Shout out to Benadryl.”
Because of Beyoncé’s quick thinking, Solange was able to celebrate well into the night, even continuing on to an after-party where the aforementioned mother-son dance took place. And Tina Knowles was careful to note that all children, including Bey and Jay Z’s daughter, Blue Ivy, were banned from the late-night festivities. “[Blue Ivy] didn’t get to come to the after party,” Tina said. “[Solange’s son] 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.”