Chance the Rapper once again took to Twitter to gush about his new life as a married man, presenting “The Bennetts” in a tweet featuring four photos from his March 9 wedding to longtime girlfriend Kirsten Corley.
The Bennetts pic.twitter.com/FkRS2t9B7N
— Chance Owbum 📅 (@chancetherapper) March 11, 2019
While the pair married earlier in a civil ceremony in Cook County in December 2018, Saturday’s ceremony and reception at the Pelican Hill Resort in Newport Beach, California — as reported by E! — included vows recommitted in front of 150 family members and friends on a rotunda overlooking the ocean.
Both in white, Corley wore a gown by bridal designer Galia Lahav while Chance opted for a tux with a black bow tie. Styled by Chicago-based designer Azeeza Khan — who had previously designed Corley’s shower and engagement dresses, as reported by Women’s Wear Daily, the bride also sported a pair of flat, midnight blue velvet Jimmy Choos on her big day.
According to a tweet from fellow Chicago-based designer and owner/founder of Fat Tiger Workshop Joe Freshgoods, guests included comedian Dave Chappelle, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, gospel artist Kirk Franklin, and visual artist and longtime collaborator of Chance’s, Hebru Brantley.
In a series of tweets shared ahead of the nuptials, Chance shared the story of how he first met Corley when he was just 9 years old.
“My mom used to work as a real estate agent at a black-owned franchise called Re/Max Exclusive Properties,” the Grammy winner shared in a text note. “One night, she took my dad and brother and I to one of her office parties to get better acquainted with her co-workers.”
There, he says he saw his future wife, who was part of a trio performing a lip-sync rendition of R&B group Destiny’s Child’s 2000 hit “Independent Women Pt. 1.”
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SOURCE: Chicago Tribune – Jessi Taylor