This is one of the coolest ways to sidle up to your wedding venue - cycling with your husband, with just some simple flowers adorning the handlebars of your High Nelly. And, don't worry, it's a pantsuit (with, it has to be said, some MEGA hemlines).

Solange and director Alan Ferguson tied the knot at the Holy Trinity Church in New Orleans yesterday afternoon in front of 100 friends and family, including the 28-year-old DJ's sister Beyonce Knowles (wearing a Torn by Ronny Kobo Maggie Lasso Diamonds Dress, available to buy online for $349), Jay Z and their two-year-old daughter Blue Ivy, and singer pal Janelle Monae.

Solange wore a long caped gown by Humberto Leon for Kenzo for the nuptials but arrived at the ceremony in a Stephane Rolland cream jump suit. Either way, capes featured heavily in the portraits taken by Rog Walker.

She told Vogue magazine - who shared pictures of the star's big day just hours after the couple tied the knot - in an email: "Everyone I worked with on the wedding are friends who I love. Everything was a labour of love."

Guests were asked to wear white to the festivities and Solange walked down the aisle to a symphonic instrumental of Donny Hathaway's I Love the Lord, He Heard Me Cry, one of the bride and groom's favourite songs.

Later in the day, Solange and her 51-year-old videographer spouse treated their guests to performances from Kelela, Questlove and Kindness and there was even a dance-off between the bride and her 10-year-old son Daniel Julez - from her previous marriage to Daniel Smith - to No Flex Zone.

Solange sparked speculation she and Alan - who she began dating in 2008 - were getting married after posting an Instagram picture of herself and the director swimming in an ocean while holidaying on her birthday in June.

She wrote alongside the picture: "Today couldn't have been more perfect. I couldn't have smiled harder. Thank you for all of your lovely and wonderful wishes. They warmed my heart and I simply feel grateful for all of the love."