R&B Singer Brian McKnight Marries Leilani Mendoza

A huge congratulations goes out to R&B singer Brian McKnight!

The ‘Back At One’ singer tied the knot with his long time girlfriend Leilani Malia Mendoza.

The lavish ceremony took place at the Oheka Castle on the North Shore of Long Island, New York, on New Year’s Eve. 

The 48-year-old shared his special day with snaps and videos on social media.

R&B Singer Brian McKnight Marries Leilani Mendoza

One including the newlyweds walking down the aisle, which he captioned: ‘Happiest day of our lives.’

Leilani looked stunning in a white Sabrina and Mannings gown embellished with 50,000 Swarovski crystals.

The elaborate dress took more than one month of intricate hand work. 

R&B Singer Brian McKnight Marries Leilani Mendoza

The gorgeous gown featured sheer panels that showed off her legs.

Leilani’s bridal dress also had a froth of white tulle at the back plus a long veil over her beautiful brunette updo.

R&B Singer Brian McKnight Marries Leilani Mendoza

The bride beamed as she carried a bouquet of white roses.

She held her husband’s hand as they left the ceremony as smiling at friends and family.,

Meanwhile Brian oozed elegance in a black tuxedo, crisp white dress shirt and black bow tie.

R&B Singer Brian McKnight Marries Leilani Mendoza

‘Ladies and Gentlemen introducing Mr. and Mrs. Brian McKnight,’ he wrote alongside a picture of himself and Leilani sharing one of their first kisses as husband and wife.

He also posted a beautiful black and white snap showing the pair kissing, which the singer captioned: ‘Happy new year from the McKnight’s #2018 #justmarried #priceless #iloveourlife.’

The couple, who have been together since 2014, announced their engagement on Instagram in May 2017.

It is the second marriage for Brian, who has two children with his former high school sweetheart, Julie McKnight.

They tied the knot in 1990 and divorced in 2003. 

Written by Christine Haveford

Christine loves all things cinema, and she's been that way ever since she was a little girl. In fact, she is so passionate about cinema that she decided to pursue cinematography as a full-time career, and is now pursuing film studies at the New York Film School. Originally from Florida, she is still exploring the new city, people, places, and the culture, loves the new weather, going ice skating during winters, and spending time with her fellow classmates and friends from college.

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