Celebrity couple Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo got married in a very intimate, tropical island ceremony on July 15, 2011.
Lachey, 37, and Minnillo, 30, exchanged vows in a ceremony that took place in front of just 35 friends and family Friday night.
“For us, this is just a stepping stone to do what we ultimately want and that’s to start a family together,” Minnillo tells People.
The couple flew all of their wedding guests to the secret location, keeping details vague.
“Nobody knew where they were going,” says Minnillo.
“Our wedding invitations were in the form of a plane ticket,” Lachey added. “We told them they were going away and the attire was ‘island chic.’”
Minnillo wore a two-piece Monique Lhuillier wedding dress that featured an intricately embellished lace corset with rose and crystal detail, paired with a signature hand tufted skirt made of silk faille. The look was completed with a tailored bow belt at her waist and chapel length tulle veil. Lachey wore a Dolce & Gabanna suit.
The couple got engaged in November 2010 and dated for four years before that.
Their wedding will be televised on a TLC’s special called Nick & Vanessa’s Dream Wedding premiering on July 30, 9:00 – 11:00 p.m. ET/PT.