Ciara & Russell Wilson's wedding planner: Couple moved ceremony out of N. Carolina over transgender bathroom laws

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Third time was a charm when it came to planning Ciara and Russell Wilson's lavish wedding ceremony, says celebrity wedding planner Mindy Weiss.

"I did the whole thing — three times," Weiss, who planned the Wilson's July nuptials, told The Knot. "They were first getting married in North Carolina, but they called it off due to the transgender bathroom laws." (Billboard reached out to a rep for Ciara for comment.)

Weiss said the couple then set their sights on Paris, yet another failed destination, though, as Couture Fashion Week was taking place at the same time. Finally, the two agreed on Peckforton Castle in London, about an hour out of Liverpool. Ciara's bridal party included La La Anthony, Kelly Rowland and Serena Williams (who couldn't attend due to Wimbledon). The stress of planning and coordinating aside, Weiss said her favorite part of the wedding was the ceremony, "because they were so happy... They really are a very cool couple."

The soon-to-be Wilsons are only the latest addition to a growing list of big events that have been moved from North Carolina due to the controversial laws. The National Basketball Association pulled February's scheduled All-Star Game from Charlotte, relocating the festivities to New Orleans. Additionally, Bruce Springsteen, Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, and more have all skipped tour stops in the state.

And while Beyoncé performed as planned, she did speak out against the law, posting a statement to her site that read, "As the Formation World Tour makes it stop in the Tar Heel State in the midst of such a controversial time, we think it is important for us to bring attention to those who are committed to being good and carrying on the message of equality in this core of controversy."

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Professional football player Russell Wilson and singer Ciara arrive at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
US football quarterback Russell Wilson and US singer Ciara Princess Wilson pose upon their arrival for the 25th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Academy Awards Viewing Party on February 26, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. / AFP / TIBRINA HOBSON (Photo credit should read TIBRINA HOBSON/AFP/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: (L-R) New England Patriots CEO Robert Kraft, recording artist Ciara, host Elton John, and NFL player Russell Wilson attend the 25th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Academy Awards Viewing Party at The City of West Hollywood Park on February 26, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for EJAF)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 12: NFL Player Russell Wilson (L) and Musician Ciara attend Warner Music Group's Annual GRAMMY Celebration at Milk Studios on February 12, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images for Fashion Media)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 24: NFL player Russell Wilson (L) and singer Ciara attend Vanity Fair and Genesis Celebrate 'Hidden Figures' on February 24, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)
RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Singer Ciara and NFL player Russell Wilson attend The 2017 MAKERS Conference Day 3 at Terranea Resort on February 8, 2017 in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for AOL)
WESTWOOD, CA - JULY 14: Football player Russell Wilson and recording artist Ciara attend the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards 2016 at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion on July 14, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/KCSports2016/WireImage)
WESTWOOD, CA - JULY 14: Recording artist Ciara and football player Russell Wilson attend the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards 2016 at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion on July 14, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/KCSports2016/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 13: Russell Wilson and Ciara attend the 2016 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 13: NFL player Russell Wilson (L) and recording artist Ciara attend the 2016 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Ciara and Russell Wilson at the Regents Street Burberry store on July 7, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Milan/GC Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 19: Seattle Seahawk, Russell Wilson and Singer, Ciara pose for a photo before the 2016 NBA Finals Game Seven between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors on June 19, 2016 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Bruce Yeung/NBAE via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 22: NFL player Russell Wilson and singer/co-host Ciara attend the 2016 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/BBMA2016/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 22: Singer Ciara (R) and NFL quarterback Russell Wilson arrive at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 19: Ciara and Russell Wilson are seen arriving at 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on May 19, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by TSM/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 20: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Russell Wilson and Ciara attend Daily Front Row Fashion Los Angeles Awards Private Dinner Hosted By Eva Chow And Carine Roitfeld at Mr Chow on March 20, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for The Daily Front Row)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 19: NFL player Russell Wilson (L) and Ciara attend the season grand opening of the Marquee Nightclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on March 19, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
US American football quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks Russell Wilson (L) and his gilfriend US singer Ciara (R) attend the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Montpellier (MHSC) on March 5, 2016, at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE / AFP / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: NFL player Russell Wilson (L) and recording artist Ciara attend the GRAMMY Charities Signings backstage during The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 14: NFL player Russell Wilson (L) and singer Ciara attend the 2016 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons honoring Irving Azoff at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 14, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: Ciara and Russell Wilson are seen leaving the Polo Ralph Lauren presentation during Fall 2016 New York Fashion Week on February 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 09: Ciara and Russell Wilson attend the Washington Wizards vs New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on February 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 08: Taylor Swift, Russell Wilson and Ciara perform at CenturyLink Field on August 8, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Suzi Pratt/LP5/Getty Images for TAS)
WESTWOOD, CA - JULY 16: NFL player Russell Wilson (L) and singer Ciara arrive at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards 2015 at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion on July 16, 2015 in Westwood, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
WESTWOOD, CA - JULY 16: NFL player Russell Wilson and singer Ciara arrive at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards 2015 at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion on July 16, 2015 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 15: NFL player Russell Wilson (L) and singer Ciara arrive at the The 2015 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 28: Russell Wilson from the Seattle Seahawks and Ciara Harris arrive for the State dinner in honor of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe And Akie Abe April 28, 2015 at the Booksellers area of the White House in Washington, DC. (Photo by Olivier Douliery/Getty Images)
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