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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Miranda on

Okay just to be clear…..shes *a* host of Wipeout, not *the* host. There are actually two other hosts who have been with the show since the beginning; she is a replacement for Jill Wagner who left the show to pursue other options.

Rose on

Very similar to Jessica’s look.

Kyrila Scully on

I wanna see more detail of the dress! That’s what people care about—the dress and the cake!

Alicia on

she should’ve washed her hair for the wedding.

Nancy J on

Who the “f” did her hair, a stylist? I hope she didn’t pay for that. It would have looked okay if she was barefoot on the actual beach but everything else is over the top exquisite, so it looks like she lost her hairbrush.

Nancy on

At least she used her diamond earrings as “something old”. She looked beautiful.

ellen on

I’d love to see the dress from front and full length.She looked pretty I didn’t care for the flowers though.

Susan on

Okay, what? It looks nothing like Jessica’s “look”, other than it’s a white gown. She looks lovely, and I hope they’re happy – I think Nick deserves it, after suffering through the Simpson family.

Jessica freeman on

I love that she looks so fresh faced.

Monie on

Alicia, bit jealous over there? Don’t worry, you’ll get married someday too. Just lose the weight for now, and who knows? You might actually get asked out someday… *fingers crossed*

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