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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Barbara on

You could have just said it was strapless in the headline and skipped the pictures. We’ve all seen strapless wedding dresses ad nauseum.

Barb on

You hit the nail right on the head Tabitha. I’m sure Jessica isnt sitting up nights wondering what other people think about her choice in gowns or that it is her second marriage. She made a beautiful bride and who cares if her gown is similar to the one she wore in her first wedding. She’s laughing all the way to the bank. People even want to pick at the fact she has implants. Geez people, get a life. Congrats to Jess

JG on

Sorry, but as a second-time bride, she shouldn’t be wearing a first-time wedding gown.

Cas on

You peopl are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO hateful. Hare to tell from a sketch. Can’t wait to see the real thing. I’m sure she looked gorgeous!

Jason on

The strapless with a huge skirt looks like any other wedding gown, this is the “go to” that everyone picks out. Boring. Now I don’t know what the color is or the fabric, but the strapless with full skirt is so boring and over done, nothing special anymore.

Lyn on

Id love to see an actual picture instead of a drawing!

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