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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Marie on

Bring on the babies!! The two of them are stunning and I’m sure their kids will be too.

bella on

Her dress, flower or veil do not look the same as for Jessica. Nothing! wHAT R U GUYS TALKING ABOUT? Jessica gress was not a corset, her flower was white, her veil was huge!!!

Rob on

Her hair looks unwashed and stringy. Her veil looks like it came from kmart and the flowers look like stink weed. Other than that she looks fine.

Lauren S. on

Congratulations to Nick and Vanessa! Vanessa truly made a beautiful, timeless bride.

Jules on

This girl is a lot prettier in regular pictures. The weather probably did not help. But lots of luck to them. If she is unhappy with photos, she can always retake them.

Lizzie on

VANESSA just looks soooooo BEAUTIFUL, HAPPY, JOYFUL, PRETTY &&&& SERENE!!!! She & NICK make a lovely couple, may they live in total HAPPINESS!! Good Lord, jessica looks 12-monthS pregnant~YIKES!!!!!!! I’m sure jessica ate
45,000,000,000,000,999,000 calories looking at this LOVELY PIX OF VANESSA & NICK!!!!! (~_~)

desiree on

Why so harsh, Miranda?!? Jealous??

Red on

Congrats to the happy couple!

Lisa on

they look very happy – congrats!
I am surprised that Jessica didn’t try and marry the day before he did so she could get attention…. so pathetic… always complained about Nick leaving her – she is an idiot, she left him…..

Alimoire on

I also would like to know the name of the flowers in her bouquet, and if they are local flora or we can buy them stateside. They are absolutely gorgeous!

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