Vanessa Minnillo's Wedding Look: All the Details!

07/21/2011 at 01:30 PM ET

Vanessa Minnillo Wedding Dress
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Vanessa Minnillo tied the knot with Nick Lachey Friday on Necker Island in the Caribbean, but the island atmosphere didn’t change the bride’s vision of that traditional wedding look — with a twist, of course. Minnillo, the new host of Wipeout, donned a two-piece Monique Lhuillier ensemble featuring an intricately embellished lace corset with rose and crystal detail, paired with a signature hand tufted skirt made of silk faille. The look was completed with a tailored bow belt at her waist and chapel length tulle veil. “I probably had half a dozen fittings and I was just so lost,” she tells PEOPLE of searching for the perfect gown. “I finally decided to ask Nick and said, ‘What do you want to see me in when you marry me and I become Mrs. Lachey?‘” she recounts. “I thought I would get some generic guys’ answer but he sat up in bed and told me he loved me with my hair down … and wanted me in something traditional but with a modern flair.” And so on Minnillo’s next trip to Lhuillier’s Los Angeles boutique, she knew the ‘one’ when she saw it. “I knew it [was the dress] because of the conversation I had with Nick. It just felt so right and I felt so beautiful in it.” The bride accessorized with a pair of diamond stud earrings Lachey gave her during their first year as a couple, plus Swarovski-encrusted Christian Louboutin slingbacks (she had a jeweled pair of white Havaianas flip-flops for late-night!) and a Judith Leiber clutch. For her makeup the bride went au naturel. “Two dear friends of mine that I met [while working at] MTV did my hair and makeup,” Minnillo says. “We went very natural because I wanted Nick to see me, not a bunch of makeup and big hair. It was such a tropical location but we wanted our wedding to have a timeless feel.” –Jennifer Garcia


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mimi on

Vanessa is ridiculously good looking! she has that exotic look-so sexy-beautiful skin tone-almond shaped eyes!! love her

Monie on

… Um.. Alicia… you didn’t insult me… Why would I need a comeback?

Its common knowledge that unecessarily bitter comments like yours are usually jealousy motivated.

Again, your time too will come soon enough. With time.. Just lose the weight, try to whiten your teeth, and stop eating so darned much!

You’re welcome. :-)

Cheryl on

Looks as if there are comments from Jessica supporters. Yet Jessica divoreced Nick (many moons ago). Nick did not divorce her. Let’s be happy for them.

Betty Finn on

Angie, why don’t you google a picture of Jessica on her wedding day and check out her veil setting, bouquet, bodice, and hair. It’s nothing like Vanessa’s. Jessica’s hair was half up, her veil is right on top of her head, her bouquet is round (I’ll give you that) but it’s off-white flowers with a bunch of dangley things. The ONE and only similarity is the dress is white. That at the groom is the same.

me on

i want to know what kind of flowers those are, they’re absolutely stunning!


Love Nick and Vanessa, they both look very happy and Vanessa looks beautiful. What a bunch of jealous haters that have to insult someone. Have always loved Nick and am glad he’s finally found happiness after being with the faker then fake Jessica Simpson and her Daddy dearest!!!

Lola on

They look happy. I prefer her with more makeup but I am glad she got thenlooks she wanted !

Rose on

I’m glad he found someone to love him back.

Kelly on

Agreed- did she even wash or try to do anything to her hair? A flower or something would have been nice. Looks like she just came from a fitting. I find them to be an odd couple. “When I become Mrs. Nick Lachey?” I feel like gagging.

Cindy on

Congrats Nick and Vanessa. All that matters is that they are happy. I am not sure why people have to be so rude…I think alot of it has to do with jealousy. However, whats the point of downing someone? There isn’t one so grow up.

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