Jessica Simpson's Wedding Dress Exclusive: See the Gorgeous Sketch and Inspiration Board

07/06/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

Jessica Simpson Carolina Herrera Wedding Dress SketchInset: Dimitrios Kambouris

For her nuptials to Eric Johnson on July 5, Jessica Simpson didn’t opt for a slinky silhouette to show off her incredible post-baby body. Instead Simpson, who turns 34 on July 10, teamed up with fashion icon Carolina Herrera to create a sumptuous champagne and gold strapless multi-layer tulle gown.

“The whole dress is embroidered in gold and feels very regal,” Herrera tells PEOPLE of the design. Her goal was to transform the bride into a “beautiful golden girl,” says Herrera, who first met Simpson at Vanity Fair‘s post-Oscars party in 2010 and recently dressed her for the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in May.

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To complete the custom look, Simpson wore a cathedral length veil, Brian Atwood shoes and Neil Lane jewelry. As a final touch, Herrera added a blue ribbon on the inside of the gown as Simpson’s something blue. “I always do that because I think it brings good luck,” says Herrera, who also shared her inspiration board for the dress with PEOPLE.

Jessica Simpson Carolina Herrera Wedding Dress inspiration boardCourtesy Carolina Herrera

For all the details about Jessica Simpson’s wedding – and her exclusive wedding album – pick up the new issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday! What do you think of Simpson’s bridal gown? Are you excited to see the whole look?

–Michelle Tan

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Tia on

The dress looks great.

Diana on

I’d rather read about Jessica, Eric and their 2 kids than anyone in the Kardashian family anytime.

Chuck on

Isn’t it a tad ridiculous that a woman with two chidlren, divorced, and having lived with at least three men after her marriage is having a big blow out wedding? The only thing missing is the white, virginal dress

Disie on

I’m sure she was beautiful – Wish her much happiness.

Karen on

So, Simpson’s out pimping her wedding. How much is People paying for this honor? She is such a fame monger. Thanks for enabling her.

soapstix on

Beautiful gown. I also love champaign more than white gowns.

Ann on

Jessica is a designer, she should have made her own dress!

barbra on

I know that most little girls dream of a fairy tale wedding, but after what number of wedding does a person just quietly slip off to the JP’s office for the nuptials?

lilk on

why wear brian atwood shoes ? you should have worn jessica simpson shoes. you want me to pay $100 for your made in china shoes but you dont wear them? instead you wear expensive made in italy brian atwood shoes. hmmmmm

pthompson28 on

Reblogged this on FINDING MY OWN WAY and commented:
YES! What a wonderful sketch and style for the lovely Jessica Simpson

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