NE-YO's Wife Was 9 Months Pregnant at Their Wedding: How She Made Her Dress Work
NE-YO‘s wife gave maternity wear a whole new meaning when she walked down the aisle at their wedding this weekend. Model Crystal Renay was happy to show off her nine months-pregnant bump, but finding the perfect look took preparation.
“When I went to my first fitting, I had actually just found the day before that I was pregnant, so from the beginning of the whole dress process, we knew that it would be a growing belly,” Renay — who is expecting her first child, a son, with the Grammy winner this month — told PEOPLE ahead of their fairytale nuptials last Saturday.
The bride ended up choosing a lace-sleeved, empire-waist ballgown with a flowing train by Jean-Ralph Thurin, accessorizing her look with Badgley Mischka heels, a jeweled tiara and a glittery French-tip manicure.
And to keep with their white-and-pewter color scheme, the groom donned a grey-and-black Alba Designs tux, Lanvin shirt and tie, cuff links and lapel pin from Jason of Beverly Hills and Ferragamo kicks. The happy couple accessorized their outfits with brand-new diamond-encrusted wedding bands by Michael Greene of Greene & Co.
And though there were no cold feet, the bride did have nerves for one very practical reason: “I’m nine months pregnant: I’m nervous about falling on my face!” Renay told PEOPLE the day before their wedding.
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Added her groom: “I’m more concerned about her making it all the way down that aisle or if the water breaks or something.”
Despite the pre-ceremony jitters, their wedding went off without a hitch — and once the celebration ended, NE-YO swept his bride off her feet, carrying her across the threshold in an Instagram video posted earlier this week.
“We can’t wait to start our life together,” says the Grammy winner. “We’re looking forward to just being each others’ best friend.”