London - Beyoncé Knowles has wished Kim Kardashian and Kanye West "a lifetime of unconditional love" after skipping their wedding.
The 'Drunk in Love' hitmaker and her husband, Jay Z, were noticeably absent from the couple's nuptials at the Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Italy on Saturday, but took to Instagram in a bid to prove her thoughts were with the newlyweds.
The 32-year-old singer posted a picture of the couple and their 11-month-old daughter, North, from their recent Vogue spread, with the caption: "Wishing you a lifetime of unconditional love. God bless your beautiful family."
Kim's younger brother Rob Kardashian, 27, also missed the festivities, with insiders telling TMZ.com that he flew back to Los Angeles "in tears" following an argument with the bride on Friday.
Meanwhile, John Legend serenaded the happy couple at their reception at the 16-century fort, specially decorated with installations by contemporary American artist Vanessa Beecroft.
The duo looked besotted with one another as the Grammy Award-winning R&B star performed a cover of the Etta James classic 'At Last' for their first dance, according to PEOPLE.com.
Both Kim and Kanye wore custom-made creations by Givenchy, overseen by their good friend Riccardo Tisci, as did baby North, who walked down the aisle with help from her grandmother, Kris Jenner.
Armand de Brignac Champagne flowed freely at the white and gold-themed affair, where guests tucked into a menu of chicken, tortellini, salmon and steak, as well as a seven-foot wedding cake.