Singer-host Nick Lachey and TV-host-model-actress and former Miss Teen USA Vanessa Minnillo tied the knot in a secret ceremony Sunday night, July 17.
The couple announced their engagement in November last year and although it was known they would be tying the knot soon, they kept the actual date quiet. The pair even neglected to tell their 35 guests, who they flew to a secret location on tropical island Necker.
“For us, this is just a stepping stone to do what we ultimately want and that’s to start a family together,” Vanessa said.
“Nobody knew where they were going.”
The pair said they vows on top of a cliff, it what was a romantic setting. They had arrived on the idyllic island on Tuesday.
Vanessa, 30, opted for a Monique Lhuillier wedding gown which was in two parts. The top was a corset covered in rose and crystal embellishments, while the skirt was made of silk faille. The two pieces were drawn together with a belt in the shape of a box.
Nick, 37, opted for a suit by Dolce & Gabbana, and was as thrilled as his new wife that they’d managed to surprise their guests.
“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,” he laughed.
The nuptials will be shown on a television special called Nick & Vanessa’s Dream Wedding.
Check out a sneak peek video of TLC’s “Nick & Vanessa’s Dream Wedding” special below.