Congrats to Jill Scott and Mike Dobson!
The 44-year-old Grammy-winning soul singer married her beau Saturday, as seen in photos and videos the groom's friend DJ Mars posted on his Instagram page. The couple has not commented.
"So my man called me a year ago and said, 'Mars I need you to DJ my wedding...don't get booked on June 25th 2016!'" he wrote. "He came to my house and gave me the deposit early, but he didn't say he was marrying Jill Scott!!!!! Damn homie!!!!!!!!!!"
The bride looked gorgeous and radiant in a white low-cut gown with long lace sleeves and a silver sparkling belt and waved a small fan to keep cool. She also sported white clips in her hair, which she wore up, and a long veil. The groom wore a black tux. Arrangements of white and pink roses adorned tables at the wedding.
"This wedding made my summer!" Mars wrote. "I've known Mike for almost 20 years, but dude could have alluded to the fact that he was marrying Jill Scott(lol)! All he said was, u are working with her in Vegas. He's a total class act, he won with the wedding! #djmarsapproved."
"I teared up when she came...I'm gonna tear up now," Dobson said in a wedding speech at the reception.
In addition to Mars, the wedding reception also featured a surprise performer: Grammy-winning rapper Big Daddy Kane.
"So, Mike Dobson called me and said, 'I'm going to surprise my wife during the reception and have Big Daddy Kane perform,'" Mars wrote on Instagram. "He then says, 'Mars you call Kane to work it out.' So im gassed because I'm on the phone strategizing with arguably one of the best rappers period (top 5 of anyone's list)! Me and Big Daddy Kane on the phone, im geeked! No one knew but me and the husband knew he was about to perform. Dude walks in and they didn't even recognize him until he starts rapping. Her face is soooo priceless! #jillscott #mikedobson #bigdaddykane #djmarsapproved."
Chance the Rapper tweeted his congratulations.
"Congratulations Miss Scott, you're inspiration in more ways than one," he wrote.
This marks the second marriage for Scott, who was married for about six years to Lyzel Williams, also a DJ, until 2007. She was also previously engaged to her drummer Li'l John Roberts, with whom she shares a 7-year-old son. They broke up in 2009 after about two years together.