Exclusive First Photo: Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas's Wedding!

07/11/2012 at 12:00 PM ET

Alec Baldwin Wedding Photo
Mary Ellen Matthews

When Hilaria Thomas (now Baldwin!) was planning her June 30 wedding, she didn’t have a vision for a “dream wedding gown” in mind.

“I originally went in [to Amsale] wanting something very simple,” says the bride, who, along with her new husband, sat down with PEOPLE two days after her nuptials to dish about their big day. “I tried on maybe three dresses: one was short, one was a big poofy thing and then this one (below)! I loved it.”

The dress designer, Amsale Aberra, says that the choice was a no-brainer.

“The last time I saw it was on the runway, and she was the very first bride to try it on,” Aberra, who helped Thomas choose the dress, tells PEOPLE. “She put it on — my gosh — she was just stunning. It was really just beautiful.”

One reason the dress seemed so perfect, says Aberra, was that it was in keeping with Thomas’s low-key attitude toward the nuptials.

“She is really down-to-earth and having that simplicity was important to her,” says the designer, who also dressed Baldwin’s daughter Ireland and Thomas’s mother. “It’s not about saying, ‘Make me something nobody has seen! Make me an outrageous dress!’ She’s a very easy-going person, and it did fit her personality.”

To complete the look, Aberra’s team suggested that Thomas wear a traditional mantilla — a Spanish veil — as a nod to her roots. (The bride’s family lives in Mallorca.)

“The entire look was just so — I hate to use the word perfect — but perfect,” Aberra says with a laugh. “She was perfect. [We said], ‘Don’t adjust anything! Don’t touch anything!'”

For more photos from the big day — and an exclusive interview with the Baldwins about their wedding, honeymoon and plans for the future — pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

Hilaria Thomas Wedding Dress
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Jon on

I like the Photos, a very nice story, Hilaria looked so pretty!

Anonymous101 on

She’s going to have to be a “very easy going person” to put up with this man’s anger issues. I can’t believe she actually went through with it. I give this marriage 2 years, max.

Sunny on

Nobody wanted or needed to see these photos.

jj on

Lovely dress. Another bride choosing a dress that is not strapless. So glad the mostly unflattering strapless look is going out of style

rlb237 on

I think he’s a d-bag, but she looks beautiful — gorgeous dress!

SayinitLikeItIs on

He’s a nut, she married him for his name/money certainly not for his winning personality.

cindy on

The photo of the both of them is not a choice I would have made to publish. Both of them photgraph so well even their pap pictures look good. But that photo is so staged looking & he looks like he would rather be anywhere else. ahaha

Debs on

Beautiful dress and beautiful bride, wish her luck because being married to AB is not going to be easy.

Kim on

these 2 are rarely seen together and have not been dating that long. I give the marriage a year or 2 and she will dump him after she is knocked up. They just do not seem like a legit, in love couple. And he is a D-bag.

pn56 on

What could these two possibly have in common? He’s almost 30 years older than her! Besides, I hope she knows what she got herself into knowing his temper. I don’t see how this one can last.

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