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Vanessa Minnillo's Wedding Look: All the Details!

07/21/2011 at 01:30 PM ET

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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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loveblue2 on

It’s a lovely picture and I wish them all the best. Some of the comments here are pretty sad. Apparently, it’s too much for some of you just to be happy for two people as they begin their married lives. It’s pretty sad when ripping others apart with hateful comments is as natural as breathing.

Melissa on

I dont like the way Vanessa looks. She looks sweaty. I bet Vanessa wished she was marrying Derek Jeter. She chased him down for years even after with she was with Nick. This wont last cuz she got with Nick while he was still married to Jessica. Now they’re trying to convince everyone that this is true love. Nick just caved to her nagging!

Hugo on

I like her statement about looking natural.

I never could wrap my head around a bride getting a fake tan, fake nails, huge hair, and wearing tonnes of makeup on her wedding day. Wouldn’t you want to look more natural and like yourself??

jskoochie on

I actually like her hair…

vixen on

Yes, her hair is a little flat but that is caused by the humidity. I know that Nick likes it down but when you have the weather to think about an up-do is the best way to go!

Olivia on

Beautiful couple. They dated for 5 years and that included living together for the last 3 years. They took their time to grow together and for their love to grow. I think this one is going to last.

Ryan on

Alicia is an overweight beast who on her best day would not even be able to hold a candle to Vanessa’s looks. Vanessa OWNS you every which way and any guy or women for that matter would be more attracted to her then you!! quoted for truth right there!

Anon on

Wow, she looks absolutely stunning. You can see true happiness in his eyes.

Rachel on

They look beautiful together…

Deborah on

Hey nancy…what part of natural did you not get out of the article? And why don’t YOU go to the Caribbean and tell me how your hair looks in that humidity during a wedding ceremony. Just be happy for them instead of the green streak sticking out of your back.

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