Watch: Israel Houghton and Adrienne Bailon finally tied it in an intimate wedding in Paris
Popular worship leader Israel Houghton and daytime talk show host Adrienne Bailon tied the knot last Friday in an intimate ceremony in Paris, France. The newlyweds shared exclusive footage of their big day with Bailon’s co-hosts in the latest episode of “The Real.”
With only 50 people in attendance, the happy couple gathered in the midst of their closest friends and family to celebrate their union.
Before Bailon put on her custom made wedding gown the women in her family all gathered around her, laid hands and prayed over her.
“It was really important to me that the women in my family pray over me. I have amazing women in my life and they’ve been through so much. They’re strong and they’re kind and they’re good to people. If I could be half of the wife that those women are, I would be so blessed,” Bailon said. “I think keeping God at the center of everything that we do is so important.”
The happy bride also talked about her decision to abstain from sex until their wedding night, saying, “it gives you time to think and find other ways to connect.”
Leading up to the wedding ceremony “The Cheetah Girls” actress left her husband to be love letters that he read at different times up until the big day. The final letter was Bailon’s vows, which they both wrote and shared at the ceremony.
In August, Houghton shared an Instagram picture of Bailon’s hand in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, sporting a massive diamond engagement ring, with a long caption readin, in part, “I have seen and felt the essence of God’s grace through the life, the kindness and the courage of this woman. … I’ve taken a giant leap of faith in asking her to share life with me forever and to give me a shot at getting it right this time. She has graciously granted my request. She said yes. Thanks Be To God. Thank you @adriennebailon for graciously loving me.”