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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Miranda on

Okay just to be clear…..shes *a* host of Wipeout, not *the* host. There are actually two other hosts who have been with the show since the beginning; she is a replacement for Jill Wagner who left the show to pursue other options.

Rose on

Very similar to Jessica’s look.

Kyrila Scully on

I wanna see more detail of the dress! That’s what people care about—the dress and the cake!

Alicia on

she should’ve washed her hair for the wedding.

Nancy J on

Who the “f” did her hair, a stylist? I hope she didn’t pay for that. It would have looked okay if she was barefoot on the actual beach but everything else is over the top exquisite, so it looks like she lost her hairbrush.

Nancy on

At least she used her diamond earrings as “something old”. She looked beautiful.

ellen on

I’d love to see the dress from front and full length.She looked pretty I didn’t care for the flowers though.

Susan on

Okay, what? It looks nothing like Jessica’s “look”, other than it’s a white gown. She looks lovely, and I hope they’re happy – I think Nick deserves it, after suffering through the Simpson family.

Jessica freeman on

I love that she looks so fresh faced.

Monie 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*

Kathy on

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

Shane on

Congrats!

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.

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?!?!?

LMAO!!!!!!!!!!

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 !

mimi on

Vanessa is ridiculously good looking! she has that exotic look-so sexy-beautiful skin tone-almond shaped eyes!! love her

Monie on

… Um.. Alicia… you didn’t insult me… Why would I need a comeback?

Its common knowledge that unecessarily bitter comments like yours are usually jealousy motivated.

Again, your time too will come soon enough. With time.. Just lose the weight, try to whiten your teeth, and stop eating so darned much!

You’re welcome. :-)

Cheryl on

Looks as if there are comments from Jessica supporters. Yet Jessica divoreced Nick (many moons ago). Nick did not divorce her. Let’s be happy for them.

Betty Finn on

Angie, why don’t you google a picture of Jessica on her wedding day and check out her veil setting, bouquet, bodice, and hair. It’s nothing like Vanessa’s. Jessica’s hair was half up, her veil is right on top of her head, her bouquet is round (I’ll give you that) but it’s off-white flowers with a bunch of dangley things. The ONE and only similarity is the dress is white. That at the groom is the same.

me on

i want to know what kind of flowers those are, they’re absolutely stunning!

TORI on

Love Nick and Vanessa, they both look very happy and Vanessa looks beautiful. What a bunch of jealous haters that have to insult someone. Have always loved Nick and am glad he’s finally found happiness after being with the faker then fake Jessica Simpson and her Daddy dearest!!!

Lola on

They look happy. I prefer her with more makeup but I am glad she got thenlooks she wanted !

Rose on

I’m glad he found someone to love him back.

Kelly on

Agreed- did she even wash or try to do anything to her hair? A flower or something would have been nice. Looks like she just came from a fitting. I find them to be an odd couple. “When I become Mrs. Nick Lachey?” I feel like gagging.

Cindy on

Congrats Nick and Vanessa. All that matters is that they are happy. I am not sure why people have to be so rude…I think alot of it has to do with jealousy. However, whats the point of downing someone? There isn’t one so grow up.

Marie on

Bring on the babies!! The two of them are stunning and I’m sure their kids will be too.

bella on

Her dress, flower or veil do not look the same as for Jessica. Nothing! wHAT R U GUYS TALKING ABOUT? Jessica gress was not a corset, her flower was white, her veil was huge!!!

Rob on

Her hair looks unwashed and stringy. Her veil looks like it came from kmart and the flowers look like stink weed. Other than that she looks fine.

Lauren S. on

Congratulations to Nick and Vanessa! Vanessa truly made a beautiful, timeless bride.

Jules on

This girl is a lot prettier in regular pictures. The weather probably did not help. But lots of luck to them. If she is unhappy with photos, she can always retake them.

Lizzie on

VANESSA just looks soooooo BEAUTIFUL, HAPPY, JOYFUL, PRETTY &&&& SERENE!!!! She & NICK make a lovely couple, may they live in total HAPPINESS!! Good Lord, jessica looks 12-monthS pregnant~YIKES!!!!!!! I’m sure jessica ate
45,000,000,000,000,999,000 calories looking at this LOVELY PIX OF VANESSA & NICK!!!!! (~_~)

desiree on

Why so harsh, Miranda?!? Jealous??

Red on

Congrats to the happy couple!

Lisa on

they look very happy – congrats!
I am surprised that Jessica didn’t try and marry the day before he did so she could get attention…. so pathetic… always complained about Nick leaving her – she is an idiot, she left him…..

Alimoire on

I also would like to know the name of the flowers in her bouquet, and if they are local flora or we can buy them stateside. They are absolutely gorgeous!

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.

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.

Dahlia on

Love what we can see of the dress so far. Can’t wait to see better pics that show the entire dress. Monique Lhullier gowns are gorgeous.

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Lorelie on

I love her dress AND her bouquet – pretty color!

Marie on

I always feel Vanessa is trying to slap everything in Jessica’s face. Jessica moved on why can’t Vanessa see that? You’re 30, grow up already! Although the dress looks pretty, I don’t feel it’s beach appropriate. I agree with the person who didn’t care for the flowers, I didn’t care for them either!

Evelyn on

I am so glad you and Nick got married. You both deserve to be happy and I hope God Blesses your marriage so you can survive all the hoopla in showbiz.

NJ on

She is no Jessica Simpson. Not even close… but whatever there happy and she V.M Is beautiful just not Jessica… Nock will always be known as Nick taht as married to Jessica Simpson.

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Natalie on

The flowers are feral.

Ashley on

You are right. Vanessa Minnillo is no Jessica Simpson. How wonderful. Vanessa is her own beautiful and intelligent person. Yes Nick did marry JS but we all make mistakes in life.

Karolina on

She looks gorgeous! Natural and flawless and super happy! Good luck to them both. They look great together.

Karma on

She is nothing but a FILIPINO BARGIRL who befriended Jessica in order to get close to Nick. Now they are spending Jessica’s money as if they earned it rather than stole it. He will do the same thing to her withing the next few years and run off with the nanny.

Karolina on

P.S Monie – You are HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!

Susie on

Vanessa is absolutely stunning !!! Her & Nick make a great couple & can’t wait to see their kids someday!!! Vanessa is gorgeous & outshines Jessica anytime!!!!!!!!!!! Lucky man Nick! You are handsome as well :)

Tamara Wright on

I WANT 2 SAY CONGRATS NICK N VANESSA.I LOVED THE DRESS SHE WORED IT AND SHE LOOKED FABULOUS.YOU BOTH ARE A BEAUTIFUL COUPLE.JUST MARRIED.

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mina on

I do not like her hair, it look like she put no effort into her hair or make up.

thatsnotmyname on

the only thing JS has over her is money…she’s a fat, flat @$$ed, buck toothed r*tard that sleeps with her father

Becky on

I think they look great together..I agree that her hair might not look the best, but as has already been meniotned..Islands, heat, humidity..Besides, all that really matters is that Nick was pleased with her look..

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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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!!!

LuAnn on

Congratulations on your pregnacy!

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SILVIA on

HE SHOULD OF STAYED WITH JESSICA!THIS MARRIAGE WILL NEVER WORK!

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