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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olive oil on

He looks like he’s trying to put on a convincing show of happiness. Theres misery and ‘settling’ in his eyes. She’s far too high maintainence.

cj on

Some of you should be ashamed of yourselves. She looked GORGEOUS and HAPPY! Congratulations to them

laurie on

@ Olive Oil: Are you kidding?? Settling and misery?? He looks happy and he’s a lucky man to have been able to find love again. Geez, didn’t realize that you could gain so much insight from a photo. Get your head checked.

Alicia 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*
– Monie on July 21st, 2011

awww Monie, is that really your best comeback?!?!?


Cydney on

She looks gorgeous and very natural. Love the hair down; it was what Nick requested. Also the Duchess of Cambridge had her hair down and looked very natural. Maybe this is becoming a trend, at least for some brides.

K-Flash on

Wow…she looks lovely!…and he looks super happy and very handsome. Wish them a wonderful 4-Ever After!

p.s. greasey hair is best for styling…long or up-do!

Ruby on

Who cares!

Alimoire on

I agree that her hair looks unkempt. With the high humidity, she might have at least made her look half-up, half-down. It would have also pulled together her veil, which looks like an after-thought. I love everything about her look except her hair/veil.

Holly on

Nick looks very happy. You can see his happiness in the clip TLC released. After 5 years together he knows how “high maintenance” Vanessa is. Obviously, if it is true, it was not a problem for Nick.

betsy carey on

wow what a bunch of catty women ! she looks lovely !

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