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After a secret, quickie wedding last November, singer Monica and former L.A. Laker Shannon Brown married for a second time July 9.

And this time, Monica, 30, and Shannon, 25, pulled out all the stops as they exchanged vows before 340 guests (including Missy Elliot and bridesmaid Ciara) at Vibiana, a church-turned-event space. The wedding featured a 40-piece gospel choir, a blue color scheme and a menu including short ribs, Fatburgers and a lemon horse-and-carriage cake.

Oh, yeah, and that dress! For her walk down the aisle, Monica wore a custom, haute couture gown–a fitted and corseted Ivory mermaid gazar dress draped with twisting satin organza, featuring an elaborate 50 pound graphic waves train embroidered with crystal falls. She accessorized with $1 million in jewels. Monica changed into another dress, this one blue, for the reception.

Monica, the mother to Rodney, 6, and Romelo, 3 (her kids from a previous relationship) said: “Other than when my kids were born it was the best day of my life!”