Beyonce‘s “I Was Here” almost made us cry the first time we heard it, so you can only imagine the outpouring of cathartic emotional response we experienced watching a video of her performing it live, interspersed with film clips chronicling her 30 years on Earth — including trying on her wedding dress.
The performer’s marriage to Jay-Z in April 2008 was probably one of the best-kept secrets in celebrity history — until today, not a single photo of Beyonce in her dress, having cake or dancing with her guests has been seen. But in the video below, which primarily shows her in a live performance at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City, she is seen trying on a strapless white gown, which she may have worn when she walked down the aisle.
The train strapless drop-waist creation fills the grainy video frame just before you see a shot of Beyonce grinning ear-to-ear. We can’t determine who made the dress (honestly, what bridal designer hasn’t made a strapless drop-waist gown with a long flowing train?) but we can say that it is a large, intricate-looking piece of work fit for a queen.
If you want to skip ahead to just see the dress, we’ll understand. You’ll see it around the 3:35 mark (and we’ve also included some screenshots below), but we think the whole experience is vastly improved if you just wait it out. Take a look, below.
this is some kind of spaceship or something.