It's been more than a month since Russell Wilson and Ciara's gorgeous wedding ceremony at an English castle. As it turns out, they hadn't always meant to marry overseas; they originally planned to wed in North Carolina, but ended up cancelling their nuptials due to their disagreement with the state's bathroom bill.

Russell Wilson and CiaraRussell Wilson and Ciara wed in Cheshire in the end

The 'Love Sex Magic' singer and the NFL player got engaged in Seychelles earlier this year, but they re-scheduled their wedding day twice before finally settling on a destination ceremony in Cheshire, England. They enlisted celebrity wedding planner Mindy Weiss (who helped with La La Anthony and Melo Carmelo Anthony's wedding) to help create their special day, and who recently revealed to The Knot News that it was third time lucky when it came to organising everything.

'I did the whole thing - three times', Weiss said. 'They were first getting married in North Carolina, but they called it off due to the transgender bathroom laws.' Plus, their second choice was in Paris, but it became logistically impossible due to Couture Fashion Week.

The law which put the couple off was the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, also called House Bill 2 or HB2, which dictates that people are only allowed to use rest rooms and locker rooms specified for the gender that they were assigned at birth. This has been largely criticized for its unnecessary discrimination against transgender people, and many celebrities have spoken publicly about their antipathy towards it including Caitlyn Jenner, Bruce Springsteen, Demi Lovato, Ringo Starr and Cyndi Lauper. Many musicians have boycotted the state in protest of the bill, while others have used their concerts in North Carolina as a platform to speak out about trans rights.

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On a happier note, Wilson and Ciara eventually found their dream venue in the 19th century Peckforton Castle, and tied the knot on July 6th. 'They wanted to be away', says Weiss. 'And we found a castle that was an hour out of Liverpool and they had about 110 guests.'

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As for the other details, the couple used flowers from a florist called McQueens, they opted for a colour palette of 'whites and creams' and they even had Earth, Wind & Fire performing. Plus, while Wilson opted for a bespoke Giorgio Armani suit, Ciara had a custom Roberto Cavalli dress designed by Peter Dundas which was so long is actually posed a few problems. 'Inside the castle, they had a chapel but it was too small because her dress was 13-feet', Weiss revealed.

'Her dress in person was so much more spectacular than in the pictures, though in the pictures, they're beautiful. In person, it was shockingly beautiful.'