They’re officially husband and wife.
And Chance The Rapper is certainly celebrating his new role as a married man after a ‘romantic ceremony’ to longtime girlfriend Kirsten Corley at The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach on Saturday afternoon, according to E! News.
The 25-year-old hitmaker reportedly wore a white tuxedo with a black bow tie, while his beaming bride walked down the aisle in a white strapless dress to a star-studded guest list which included Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.
Massive white floral arrangements in clear vases lined the walkway with a white runner leading the way to an ultra-romantic alter covered in flower petals.
Kirsten wore a stunning white strapless gown as she said her vows in front of 150 friends and family at the luxurious ocean-front resort, according to E! News.
‘It was a romantic ceremony and a string quartet played as they entered,’ a source said. ‘In the middle of the ceremony, their little daughter Kensli ran up and Chance picked her up and held her. It was very sweet and loving to watch.’
The couple were legally married more than two months ago in a civil ceremony at the Cook County clerk’s office in their hometown of Chicago on Dec. 27, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Their wedding comes just months after he dropped to one knee and proposed during a Fourth of July barbecue with their friends and family.
The 25-year-old hitmaker, whose real name is Chancelor Johnathan Bennett, took to Twitter earlier this week and shared a story about how he first met his childhood sweetheart when he was just nine years old.
He ended the sweet story with the news that the pair plan to take their relationship to the next level in just a few days time.
Alongside a photo of Kirsten as a child, he wrote: ‘Storytime. A thread on how I met my wife. This photo was taken on the day that I first met my wife!’
Explaining how his mother had taken him, his dad and brother Taylor to her office party in 2003, he wrote: ‘We were instructed to make away for an exclusive performance by DESTINY’s CHILD. From the back stepped out 3 young girls… Who were not Destiny’s Child.
‘QUESTION. TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT ME [sang the girls]. Now I’m locking eyes with the prettiest girl I ever seen in my almost-a-decade of life on earth.
‘I was just staring at her; as she and her girls were conquering this choreography and mastering the art of lip-syncing in a way even the most professional performers have yet to accomplish.’
While Chance decided instantly he wanted to ‘marry’ Kirsten, he was too nervous to even say hello, but remembers the moments like they happened yesterday.
‘I knew I was going to marry that girl,’ he wrote. ‘So I shook my head with anxiety, moved to the back of the crowd and never introduced myself.
’16 years later, it’s happening. This wkend is the time, and the place is my wedding. I’m gonna dance with my wife because this is my destiny.’
The ‘No Problem’ hitmaker later clarified that, after their first meeting, he didn’t come face-to-face with Kirsten again until almost a decade later at SXSW 2012 in Austin, Texas, and it took some time to realize she was his childhood crush.
SOURCE: Daily Mail, Tracy Wright