September 21, 2021


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Issa Rae surprises fans with secret French wedding [photos]

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Award-winning actress Issa Rae shocked her fans when she shared pictures of her secret wedding with her long-term fiance Louis Diame. Rae called her wedding pictures an ‘impromptu photo shoot’ when she posted her stunning pictures on Instagram.

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The creator of HBO’s hit series Insecure, Issa Rae, wore a custom Vera Wang dress for her surprise nuptials in the South of France. According to Vogue, the wedding happened at the Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, a luxury hotel.

Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) highlighted the details of Rae’s Vera Wang custom-made gown and described the dress as a ‘custom light ivory sweetheart neckline ballroom-style wedding dress.’

Issa Rae in custom Vera Wang.

— HOORAE (@IssaRaePresents) July 26, 2021

The dress was detailed with hand-placed Chantilly lace and hand-sewn crystal beading. She paired the dress with a matching ivory, chapel-length veil that was also designed with Chantilly lace, said the article in detail.

Issa Rae’s mystery man is Louis Diame, the businessman wore a custom red velvet Dolce & Gabbana tuxedo, according to Vogue. When Rae posted about her wedding, the caption wasn’t a dead giveaway that she’s tied the knot as she called it an ‘impromptu photoshoot.’

A) Impromptu photoshoot in a custom @verawanggang dress. B) My girls came to help me, but they all coincidentally had on the same dress! They were sooooo embarrassed. C) Then I took a few flicks with somebody’s husband. Big thanks to @whiteedenweddings for being so gracious and accommodating and making this feel so real and special, said Rae on her Instagram caption.


Issa Rae’s work as an actress, writer and producer with her Emmy-nominated show, Insecure has gained her plenty of popularity with people on Twitter.

Much to the disappointment of Rae’s fans, it’s been confirmed that season five of Insecure would be the final instalment. Rae’s wedding pics proved to be a happy surprise for her fans, some of which had no idea that Rae was in a serious relationship.

Not Issa Rae secretly getting married then acting like it was just a random photo shoot she’s jokes

— Honourable Mention Dee (@DeeApple) July 26, 2021

Look how happy she is! A woman who keeps her business so down low, y’all can’t mind it.

— Mekishana Pierre (@mekishana) July 26, 2021

Issa Rae really wrapped up her Emmy-nominated series, flew to Miami to start production on her next show, then got married and summer isn’t even over yet. What an icon.

— IAMNJERA (@IAMNJERA) July 26, 2021

.@IssaRae got married?? And she looks stunning.

— aspiring himbo (@IamDayneScott) July 26, 2021

THIS IS NOT A DRILL: Our sister-friend @issarae tied the knot with her longtime beau, Louis Diame, in a lush ultra-private ceremony in the South of France.

We’re rooting for this Black love and happily ever after for the happy couple! #ESSENCE

— ESSENCE (@Essence) July 26, 2021