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How Beyoncé came to the rescue on sister Solange Knowles' wedding day

November 21, 2014
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From the outside, Solange Knowles' marriage to Alan Ferguson was picture-perfect. But the bride's mother Tina Knowles has said behind the scenes there was a wedding day crisis – and revealed how Solange's big sister Beyoncé came to the rescue. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Tina opened up about Sunday's ceremony in New Orleans, and said that Solange's big day was almost ruined when she broke out in hives shortly after tying the knot.

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"She went through the wedding and the sit-down dinner and she was just fine," Tina said of her youngest daughter. "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. "And the seafood, I think she had a reaction to it.

So her face broke out in these welts." Tina, who was on-hand for the entire three-day celebration in Louisiana, added, "Beyoncé 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."

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The day after the wedding, Solange, 28, herself made a joke about the incident as she shared a video of her dancing with 10-year-old son Daniel Julez. "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 of our lil happy feet together."

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Photos from Solange and Julian's wedding show that the celebrations carried an all-white theme. Of the dress code and setting, Tina also said, "I just think the wedding epitomised Solange as a person, and her and Alan's artistic flare." The vows were another highlight for the bride's proud mother. "Oh my god, the vows – they were just the most beautiful thing," she said. "There wasn't a dry eye in the place, they were just so heartfelt."

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