There are five alarm bells going off somewhere, and that’s because Beyoncé and Jay-Z appeared to renew their vows in some new footage from the duo’s On the Run II Tour, the sequel to their 2014 tour together. Of course, being Queen B, she wore the most incredible, Victorian-chic dress to do it in. Consider us floored.
Bey and Jay Z’s new tour has already been the source of worthy news—from Beyoncé’s incredible tour fashion to a video that appeared to show home video footage of their new twins (alas, not the real twins, apparently.) During the tour, a certain video plays on the monitor that has led to some raised eyebrows. It features Beyoncé in a long, white dress—say, the kind a bride might wear to her wedding—and Jay-Z. The clip also includes the words “This is real love.”
Reps for Galia Lahav, the designer behind the bridal dress Beyoncé wears in the video, confirmed with Glamour.com on Saturday that she did wear the dress for the “vow renewal scene.”
Beyoncé’s incorporated home footage from her family life into her videos before, so the video has fans wondering whether they were bearing witness to a real-life vow renewal ceremony for the power couple. After all, Jay Z’s spoken publicly about marriage trouble—including allusions to his infidelity—before, as well as how they’ve worked through it and become stronger as a result. A vow renewal ceremony—and its incorporation into the video for a joint tour with the couple—would make total sense.
B’s dress is the “Thelma,” from Lahav’s “Victorian Affinity” collection, a bridal line designed with Queen Victoria’s 1840 wedding dress in mind. Lahav’s website describes it as “corseted with a sheer back made of a very delicate blush colored chantilly lace over a shimmery background.” It’s embellished with vintage-inspired appliques, Swarovski crystals, pearls, and full, tulle drape sleeves, and comes with a detachable bustle train.
Take a closer look at the dress, sans train, below: