In Beyonce’s “Best Thing I Never Had” video, she prances around like a gleeful newlywed, but does she have the best wedding-inspired clip? Here are 7 other musical marriages to choose from!
1.) Mariah Carey, “We Belong Together” Mariah ran around her in real wedding dress for this video (the same one she wore while marrying Tommy Mottola in 1993). Even though she played the role of runaway bride in the video, her dress and makeup were still tactful, and it was shocking but inspiring to see her run away in the middle of her ceremony to avoid missing out on her true love.
2.) Jill Scott & Anthony Hamilton, “So In Love” Though these two aren’t the ones getting married in the video, we do get to see an older couple renewing their vows at the 2:30 mark – how romantic! Plus, seeing Jill and Anthony meet at the ceremony and lightly flirt before dancing made it fun.
3.) Jagged Edge, “Let’s Get Married” Back in 2000, what was cuter than these four men singing about getting married once and for all?! They made the concept of marriage uplifting and made the after-party look “popping.com” as Tamar Braxton would say.
4.) Bow Wow & Chris Brown “Ain’t Thinkin’ ‘Bout You” Bow Wow surprised us all in this video. Dressed in a tuxedo, we see him trying to forget his runaway bride. But, Bow Wow, we know you aren’t ready to be married nor have you ever been engaged.
5.) UGK & Outkast, “International Players Anthem” This vid cuts pretty close to Beyonce’s. It starts with Andre 3000 telling his boys that he’s happy to get married and is confident in his decision, how sweet! He waits for his bride to meet him at the alter, and the reception party completes the rest of the country wedding fantasy.
6.) Musiq, “Don’t Change” This video told the slow and sweet story of an old couple renewing their vows. It may not be as glamorous as Bey’s, but it’s a tear-jerker. The wedding scene could have been a little longer, though. Don’t you wish you could’ve seen the reception?
7.) Monica, “Love All Over Me” In this clip, Monica pines over an old love before tying the note with her new man. It was enticing to see the emotions she had to go thorough before choosing between Shannon Brown (her now real-life husband) and rapper Maino, who plays her ex. I wish we’d seen her wedding dress a little longer, it was chic and simple.
8.) Beyonce, “Best Thing I Never Had” Bey’s wedding had all her fans pining for their very own Prince Charming, one who will give them a “rock that can’t fit in her new purse.” Shoutout to Jay-Z!
How do you the other’s videos compare to Bey’s wedding?