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NE-YO's Wife Was 9 Months Pregnant at Their Wedding: How She Made Her Dress Work

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NE-YO‘s wife gave maternity wear a whole new meaning when she walked down the aisle at their wedding this weekend. Model Crystal Renay was happy to show off her nine months-pregnant bump, but finding the perfect look took preparation.

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“When I went to my first fitting, I had actually just found the day before that I was pregnant, so from the beginning of the whole dress process, we knew that it would be a growing belly,” Renay — who is expecting her first child, a son, with the Grammy winner this month — told PEOPLE ahead of their fairytale nuptials last Saturday.

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The bride ended up choosing a lace-sleeved, empire-waist ballgown with a flowing train by Jean-Ralph Thurin, accessorizing her look with Badgley Mischka heels, a jeweled tiara and a glittery French-tip manicure.

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And to keep with their white-and-pewter color scheme, the groom donned a grey-and-black Alba Designs tux, Lanvin shirt and tie, cuff links and lapel pin from Jason of Beverly Hills and Ferragamo kicks. The happy couple accessorized their outfits with brand-new diamond-encrusted wedding bands by Michael Greene of Greene & Co.

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And though there were no cold feet, the bride did have nerves for one very practical reason: “I’m nine months pregnant: I’m nervous about falling on my face!” Renay told PEOPLE the day before their wedding.

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Added her groom: “I’m more concerned about her making it all the way down that aisle or if the water breaks or something.”

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Despite the pre-ceremony jitters, their wedding went off without a hitch — and once the celebration ended, NE-YO swept his bride off her feet, carrying her across the threshold in an Instagram video posted earlier this week.

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“We can’t wait to start our life together,” says the Grammy winner. “We’re looking forward to just being each others’ best friend.”

—Jeff Nelson

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