"My little girl is all grown up and starting her own journey with the love of her life," Lionel wrote.
After Sofia Richie's wedding in the south of France over the weekend, Lionel Richie penned a heartfelt letter to her on Monday, April 24. Photographer German Larkin captured the sweet moment the well-known father of three led his daughter down the aisle in his post. Another photo of the two was taken with Nicole Richie, the eldest daughter of Lionel Richie, and another showed the bride grinning with her new husband, music executive Elliot Grainge as per Good Morning America.
The legendary singer-songwriter and American Idol judge stated in an Instagram post that included pictures from his daughter's wedding day, "My little girl is all grown up and starting her own journey with the love of her life. You'll always be my little bird, but I'm so proud of the woman you've become. Endless Love to you and Elliot. 🤍 @sofiarichie @elliot", Richie said in a touching statement addressed just to Sofia Richie who just got married to the love of her life. "I love you so much Dad," Sofia Richie replied to her father’s lovely words for her in a comment on her father's page, along with three crying emojis. A TikTok video of the bride's wedding weekend highlights, including the moment she walked down the aisle with her father, was also posted by the bride.
During the celebrations of the beautiful union, Lionel appeared in coordinating black-tie suits with twin brothers Joel Madden, who is married to Nicole Richie, and Benjamin Madden, who is married to Cameron Diaz, in a photo shared on Instagram by Joel. Sisters Sofia and Nicole showed love to the guys, writing, "My favorite people of all time," and "My favs 🖤🖤" respectively. While Lionel commented, "We look sharp !! 🖤 love you both." Paris Hilton who also attended the grand wedding, shared, "What a wedding! love you guys."
In the TikTok video released by Sofia on Monday, April 24, Lionel can be heard saying, "That's my kid," while walking her down the aisle. Richie's wedding was a family affair, as her wedding-weekend attire featured earrings handcrafted with love by her sister, Nicole Richie, per PEOPLE. In recent Instagram Stories by the fashion designer, the bride is shown wearing the jewelry with a slicked-back hairstyle. The following three images show Nicole, clad in a pinstripe dress and black shoes, putting the earrings on Sofia as the two sisters embrace one other. "Making these earrings for my sister is a moment I will never forget," Nicole captioned the photo. While Sofia reshared the picture writing, "I love you more than life."
Lionel is also the father of Miles Brockman, who is 28, and Nicole, who is 41. The father and daughter duo were seen dancing to My Girl as the crowd joined in at the reception in a video released after the wedding.
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