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Tina Knowles: 'Wedding to Richard Lawson was perfect'

Beyonce's mother Tina Knowles has opened up about her recent wedding to actor Richard Lawson, insisting her big day "couldn't have been more perfect".

The veteran stylist tied the knot with her boyfriend onboard a luxury yacht in Newport Beach, California on 12 April (15), and now the newlyweds have shared photos from their nuptials with People magazine.


Guests at the private, all-white bash included Beyonce and her husband Jay Z, Knowles' second daughter Solange and her husband Alan Ferguson, Beyonce's former Destiny's Child bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, and actor Samuel L. Jackson.


The bride's grandchildren Blue Ivy and Julez served as flower girl and ring bearer, respectively, and Knowles admits she was pleasantly surprised to have found happiness again following her 2011 divorce from Mathew Knowles, her husband of over 30 years.


She tells the publication, "There was a time when I doubted if I would find love again. But I was determined to be happy."


Knowles reveals she and Lawson have been friends for decades, but they only became romantically involved in mid-2013 - and she quickly realized "this is somebody that I could really spend the rest of my life with".


Gushing about her second wedding, Knowles tells People, "To walk down the aisle and see all my friends and family and to see my handsome man standin' there, and to know that, at 61 you can still find love and have a magical day like that... it was really beautiful...


"You can find love at any age. You just have to go for it."


The marriage is also Lawson's second - he was previously wed to actress Denise Gordy for 11 years until their split in 1989. They share a daughter, actress Bianca Lawson, while he also has a son named Richard, from a previous relationship.