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
David Steele; Inset: Sipa

–Lesley Messer

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christa on

I wish for her, that he is hopefully not so violent.

Charli on

The second pic of the dress in the bridal salon is very pretty. I don’t like the pic of the dress in the first one with her and Alec but they look nice together.

kate on

Hes a creep ,looks like a dad about to give his daughter away. She will get knocked up then its all over

Joy on

He looks creepy in the picture

NYC on

Pretty soon she will be changing two sets for diapers.

denise on

They look beautifully happy….

Booka on

I wish them well and I hope their marriage lasts a long time. Even if it’s only five years, in terms of celebrity marriages, it will be a success. I am sure Alec is kind and gentle with Hilaria. She is easy going and I’m sure brings out his soft side and the best in him.

Rolyat on

Here comes another Holmes/Cruise breakup in 6 months. Only difference is she will have a black eye.

whatever on

I adore that dress

cab on

Don’t be mean everyone.

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