Thursday, July 21, 2011

Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minillo's Wedding: Dress Details Revealed


Nick Lachey Vanessa Minnillo Grammys 2011
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The couple married last week in a surprise ceremony in the Caribbean.

Nearly a week after Vanessa Minnilloand Nick Lachey tied the knot, details of their big day are leaking, including

what the bride wore.

Minnillo, who wed Lachey on Friday on Necker Island, wore a two-pieceMonique Lhuillier gown that featured a lace corset embellished with rose and crystal detail, People reported. The skirt was made of silk faille.

Her ensemble also featured a tailored bow belt and floor-length veil made of tulle, along with Swarovski-encrustedChristian Louboutin slingbacks (she switched into a jeweled pair of Havaianas flip-flops later in the evening). She carried a Judith Leiber clutch.

Minnillo also wore a pair of diamond stud earrings given to her by Lachey early on in their relationship and had two friends do her "au naturel" hair and makeup.

The new host of ABC's Wipeout told People that it was initially a struggle finding the right dress.

“I probably had half a dozen fittings, and I was just so lost,” she said. “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?‘ 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.”

The nuptials were a surprise for the 35 friends and family members in attendance. Minnillo told People that guests were only given airline tickets and instructions on what to pack, "Our wedding invitations were in the form of a plane ticket. We told them they were going away and the attire was 'island chic.' It was all very vague."

Lachey and Minnillo met during the making of his 2006 "What's Left of Me" music video. They became engaged this past November and are planning to have children together. Minnillo told People, "For us, this is just a stepping stone to do what we ultimately want and that's to start a family together."

As previously reported by THR, their wedding will be televised on a TLC special. “We’re lucky to have such passionate and loving fans, and we thought partnering with TLC on this special would be the best way to share the exciting journey we’re on with all the people that support us and our relationship,” the couple said in a joint statement.

This is not the former boy band member’s foray into nuptial-themed reality programming. Lachey’s marriage to Jessica Simpson was chronicled in the 2003 MTV docusoapNewlyweds.