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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Dahlia on

Love what we can see of the dress so far. Can’t wait to see better pics that show the entire dress. Monique Lhullier gowns are gorgeous.

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Lorelie on

I love her dress AND her bouquet – pretty color!

Marie on

I always feel Vanessa is trying to slap everything in Jessica’s face. Jessica moved on why can’t Vanessa see that? You’re 30, grow up already! Although the dress looks pretty, I don’t feel it’s beach appropriate. I agree with the person who didn’t care for the flowers, I didn’t care for them either!

Evelyn on

I am so glad you and Nick got married. You both deserve to be happy and I hope God Blesses your marriage so you can survive all the hoopla in showbiz.

NJ on

She is no Jessica Simpson. Not even close… but whatever there happy and she V.M Is beautiful just not Jessica… Nock will always be known as Nick taht as married to Jessica Simpson.

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Natalie on

The flowers are feral.

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