Written by Melanie Burton, June 29, 2016

While we all thought Beyonce Knowles was a stunning bride in her 2008 wedding to Jay Z, her mum Tina Knowles has revealed that her daughter didn’t actually like the dress!

Yep, Bey’s mum Tina Knowles designed the dress, and revealed on the Today show that her daughter wasn’t too impressed with her choice of gown – a strapless ivory number with a ruffled train.


Bey’s wedding gown

Tina has been behind some of Beyonce’s most iconic outfits, as well as her collaborator on their brand House of Dereon – but that didn’t stop Bey from criticising her mama on her design skills!

Tina says: “She was so sweet to let me do that [design the gown].

“Beyonce came back later one day and she said, ‘You know, when my daughter gets married, I’m going to let her pick out her own dress. Maybe she wasn’t so excited about it at the time, but she’s a sweetheart.”

Bey married Jay Z on April 4th 2008 in a secret ceremony, and it wasn’t until 2011 that fans finally got to see the dress, after she featured it in her 2011 video for I Was Here.


Footage of the wedding was released in the 2011 video for I Was Here

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