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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Gina on

I agree with Alicia :) Her hair looks limp and totally ruined the dress. Also, how does Monie know that Alicia needs to lose weight. My bet is Alicia
is totally fit.

Stacey on

I think tradtion went out the window considering they were discussing her wedding look in bed……does anyone stick to values anymore? Sad.

Samantha on

I’ve always thought Nick was a good looking, loving husband who deserved better than the cheating, self absorbed, idiot he used to be married to. Good luck to both Nick and Vanessa –have a wonderful life together. You two look gorgeous and happy.

Monie on

Because only a bitter person with a miserable life would pick on a bride on her wedding day. Fact.

That being said, you guys are either the same person or sisters, aren’t ya, Gina? Fat sisters. :-)

Avril on

The comments on this story are just as entertaining as the wedding story itself!! Thanks for the good stuff even after the story ended. Love it :)

Also, Vanessa walked down the aisle looking exactly like her new husband would have wanted her to look. I commend her for going simple and elegant. When you’re as stunning as she is, there’s absolutely no reason to cover up that beauty with makeup. Women everywhere should take a cue from her and love your INNER beauty and not even worry about your outward appearance.

Toni on

Who care about this wedding? Neither of them have a career, his claim to fame is being married to Jessica Simpson…..wow. Impressive…..NOT!

Samantha on

If you don’t care, Toni, then why are you submitting comments in the first place. Also, get your facts right — he was the famous one.

Tami on

I think her hair is beautiful. It is a natural look and besides it is how Nick wanted it. Vanessa is exotic looking.

blah on

So over them. NEXT!

ae on

They look beautiful together. She is a natural beauty she doesn’t need a lot of makeup. I love the bouquet, it’s really bold. Would love to see more of the dress.

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