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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Kathy on

She looked beautiful and he a handsome man…..they make a beautiful couple. Congrats to them.

Shane on


Kim on

I think she looks beautiful! I LOVE her flowers!

Lynn on

Has anyone on this board ever known what 90% humidity does to a person’s hair? They were on the beach so get over it! She looked gorgeous!

Angie on

as for Jessica’s look your right that arent at all similar except that the hair style is similar, the veil placement is similar, the top of th dress looks similar and the size and shape of the bouquet are similar but you all right they are nothing alike.

Lori A on

She is beautiful

Rox on

@ Monie LMAO! Vanessa is beautiful! Even if her hair was super greasy, she would still be drop dead gorgeous!

Shannon on

I was really sad to see Nick and Jessica split but it looks like these two are really happy and people should be happy for them. So many rude negative comments out there. That’s what’s wrong with this world, who are we to judge others. Maybe we should all try and be positive for a change. She looks beautiful and natural. I wish them the best!!

bree on

She looks lovely. Congrats to them!

jones on

Actually Angie, didn’t Jessica have one of those bouquets that has cascading flowers from it? Their bouquets do not seem similiar to me. The dress are similiar in someways (strapless, veil) but it says that Vanessa’s outfit is a corset, so it probably laces up in the back and we cannot see that in the picture.

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