Ciara and her fiancée Russell Wilson will marry in England
Ciara and her fiancé Russell Wilson are set to marry in England this weekend.
The 30-year-old singer – who announced her engagement to the 27-year-old sportsman in March this year after dating for one year – will tie the knot in Liverpool, North West England, this weekend after heading to the city’s Titanic Hotel on Tuesday (07.05.16) for their rehearsal dinner.
The ‘Goodies’ hitmaker was captured in a white gown with an embroidered halter-neck bodice and tulle chiffon skirt, whilst Russell donned a sleek black tailored suit at the pre-wedding meal with some of their loved ones.
A source told E! News: "The rehearsal dinner was beautiful. Ciara and Russell couldn’t keep their hands off of each other.
"The love was strong in the room. Russell and Ciara said a few words to their guest thanking them for coming to Liverpool for this special occasion. Kelly Rowland and Lala [Vasquez] were helping Ciara before hand get ready and haven’t left her side."
Ciara – who has a two-year-old son Future Jr. with ex-husband Future – and Russell have previously spoken of their decision not to have sex until they marry because of the Seattle Seahawks player’s Christian beliefs.
Russell previously revealed: "[Ciara] was on tour, and I was looking at her in the mirror, and God spoke to me.
"He said, ‘I need you to lead her.’ I told her, ‘What would you do if we took all that "extra stuff" off the table, and just did it Jesus’ way?’
"I said to her – and she completely agreed – ‘Can we love each other without that?’
"If you can love somebody without that, then you can really love somebody."
And the ‘Like a Boy’ hitmaker thinks it has made the bond between them more "real".
She said: "You know, when Russell talked about it, he was being honest. For what it’s worth I think there are so many people like us.
"We get to share real things. We’re real people.
"I run into different people and they’ll talk to me about their journey and their relationships, so I think that’s been really cool and it’s a healthy thing.
"It’s a healthy conversation we all get to have as adults. I’m not sweating it at all."