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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qmda on

She looks beautiful! I like that she’s not caked with the war-paint that a lot of brides wear, and she doesn’t have hairspray-stiff big hair. She looks fresh-faced and natural. Pretty dress…they seem happy, so good for them!

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[...] took my breath away,” Lachey told PEOPLE about the moment he saw his bride, dressed in a two-piece Monique Lhuillier ensemble. “It’s a moment you fantasize about, and I was certainly not disappointed.” [...]

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[...] took my breath away,” Lachey told PEOPLE about the moment he saw his bride, dressed in a two-piece Monique Lhuillier ensemble. “It’s a moment you fantasize about, and I was certainly not [...]

Priscilla on

I think she looks beautiful and very natural.
And so what if she is not the main host of the show….look how far she’s made it! The girl gots in going on and has found her prince charming. Stop hating peeps!

Marie on

I don’t even know them, and I’m so happy for them lol. That looks like a dream wedding.

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Faye on

Come on people what’s with the negativities. Stop mentioning Jessica she was so dumb Tony had to get rid of her too. Finally Nick’s got somebody whose more intelligent and just beautiful. No matter what the state of her hair is, washed or not, it’s better than all the caked up makeup and poofed up hair the Kardashians are known for which is to me,soooooooo fake and so sad to hide such natural beauty behind all that fakeness.

Jessica G on

She looks so different!

Heidi on

Gorgeous couple!!! Congratulations!!!!:)

Erni on

This is for the Haters…..Miranda you need to understand English…it states the new host not the host….Alicia you have to be a hot mess hater…Nancy J you and Alicia both eat from the same hater slop jar. Get lives you are some jealous b!@$#s. This woman is gorgeous….congrats!!!

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