Ciara described her wedding to Russell Wilson in a British castle as “like a fairytale”.
The singer dished on her July 6 wedding to the Seahawks quarterback before she performed at the star-studded Apollo in the Hamptons ‘Night of Legends’ on Saturday night.
She said of managing to pull off a surprise, secret wedding, “We looked at a venue in the US, but we also looked abroad, and the castle in England just seemed magical, and perfect. We have good friends around us so everyone kept the secret.”
She added, “The wedding was like a fairytale.”
The couple exchanged their vows at Peckforton Castle in Cheshire, and Ciara wore a custom gown with a cathedral-length train created by Roberto Cavalli creative director Peter Dundas.
Ciara said of married life, “Everything is sweet, we are so happy, this is really the happiest I have ever been.”
While Wilson was not present at Saturday’s event at Ron Perelman’s Creeks estate in East Hampton, Ciara added, “He’s getting ready for the season. He’s strong.”
She performed a series of hits at the Apollo bash – described as the ultimate Hamptons event of the summer – which was hosted by Perelman, Patriots owner Bob Kraft, Jon Bon Jovi and Dick Parsons and raised $5 million for music and educational programs for kids at the historic Harlem theater.
Other performers included Gwen Stefani – who dusted with her new love Blake Shelton – Lionel Richie, Usher, Pharrell Williams, Jon Bon Jovi,
Power players in the room included NBCUniversal chairman Ron Meyer, music guru Irving Azoff Blackstone’s Steve Schwarzman and wife Christine, hedge fund billionaire David Tepper, Discovery’s David Zaslav, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, with Sandra Lee, media mogul Jay Penske with Elaine Irwin, the Apollo Theater’s Jonell Procope, NYC attorney general Eric Schneiderman and Colin Powell.
They mingled with stars including Jack Nicholson, Jennifer Lopez, Don Johnson, John McEnroe, Christie Brinkley, Charlie Rose and Penny Marshall.