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The intimate seaside gathering was followed by a “next level” ceremony at Oprah’s home on June 2.



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Gayle King, William “Will” Bumpus Jr., Oprah Winfrey and Elise Smith at the wedding reception of Bumpus and Smith

Just like the ceremony, Gayle King’s son William “Will” Bumpus Jr.’s wedding reception was a stunning – and star-studded – affair!

In an exclusive People look at the intimate seaside gathering, Bumpus, 37, and his now-wife Elise Smith posed for a sweet snap with King and her longtime friend Oprah Winfrey.

The quartet beamed ahead of the couple’s big day, which took place at Winfrey’s home in California on Sunday, June 2.



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<p>Related: Gayle King reveals her ‘favorite son’ William is engaged – and Oprah helped propose!</p>
<p>Other photos from the welcome party show Bumpus – who King has with her ex-husband William Bumpus and daughter Kirby Bumpus, 38 – and Smith posing on the beach in matching flip-flops printed with their engagement photos.</p>
<p>The couple complemented each other – and the ocean in the background – in muted shades of blue as they snuggled up.</p>
<p>Elsewhere in the evening, Bumpus spent time with his mother, twirling her around the dance floor.</p>
<p>Related: Gayle King shares candid photos from her son William Bumpus Jr.’s “spectacular family wedding” at Oprah’s home</p>
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Gayle King dances with her son William Bumpus Jr. at his wedding reception

Photos from inside the celebration show beautiful decor in shades of baby blue, white and peach with stunning floral arrangements on each table.

King shared a video of the bride and groom singing along to Alicia Keys’ “If I Ain’t Got You” with other guests while musician Moses Lin played guitar. Another video showed the bride and groom dancing to “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire.

“The night ended with an impromptu dance party in a room that had no dance floor! Black people always find a way – especially my family AND @moseslinmusic on the controls! 💃🏽🕺🏽,” she wrote.



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<p>King, 69, first announced that Bumpus had tied the knot on <em>CBS Morning</em> on June 4, declaring that her “favorite son Will and my new favorite daughter-in-law Elise Smith tied the knot on Sunday.”</p>
<p>“Oprah was there, of course, because it was at Oprah’s house,” she continued, drawing laughter from her colleagues. “It’s always nice when she lets us use her house.”</p>
<p>Related: Gayle King’s 2 Kids: All About Kirby Bumpus and William Bumpus Jr.</p>
<p>King revealed more details about the ceremony, saying Smith wore a strapless Amsale gown and revealed that the newlyweds were treated to a fireworks display as they walked down the aisle.</p>
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The journalist also explained that Sunday’s wedding was “exclusively for the family,” but that the couple would later host “a big dance party for their friends.”

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The CBS co-host said her “favorite part” of the wedding was the exchange of vows. “They both wrote their own vows,” she revealed, “and at one point Will said, ‘I know what kind of man I am, but with you I know what kind of man I want to be.'”



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Gayle King’s son William Bumpus Jr. with wife Elise Smith at his wedding reception

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Bumpus’ words gave King goosebumps, she said, adding: “I thought, ‘Where did that sentence come from?'”

“I’ve never seen a love like theirs,” she added. “You go to weddings and everyone is in love, but there was something about these two that I thought was very epic, it was next level.”

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