Jessica Simpson dazzled guests as she wed Eric Johnson in a romantic San Ysidro Ranch, Montecito, California wedding (average $2000 US a night).
And they are not the only celebrity couple to honeymoon there: Gwenyeth Paltrow holidayed with her then husband Chris Martin in the exclusive spot, as did John F Kennedy and Jackie Onassis Kennedy. Why not when you have luxe amenities like canopy beds, in-room spa service and private pools!
The wedding that has a $300,000 exclusive deal with People magazine so fans are waiting anxiously to see those stunning images. What we do know is that Simpson wore a custom made champagne-and-gold multi layer tulle Carolina Herrera gown, featuring a strapless neckline and blue ribbon tucked on the inside as her something blue. Make-up Artist Karan Mitchell mixed a gorgeous natural palette to compliment the intricate design and Simpson’s longtime friend and stylist Nicole Chavez added some Neil Lane sparklers to her ears. Her look was finished off with a cathedral-length veil and Brian Atwood shoes.
"It was a labor of love," says Chavez of putting together Simpson’s wedding day look.
People magazine have shared an exclusive video of the iconic dress designer Herrera talking through her creative process and inspiration for the dress. Herrera explained that she drew inspriation from a portriat of Empress Elisabeth “Sissi” of Austria painted by Franz Zaver Winterhalter in 1865.
"It reminds me of the way I want you to look," Herrera states in the People video. “You told me before you wanted to be very regal. I thought this is fantastic for the whole idea.”
In preparation for the wedding, Jessica went on a strict vegan diet for about two weeks, according to US Weekly. She also opted for a sugar dermabrasion on her face and had a few B12 shots.
As for the day itself, the couple exchanged vows in a traditional ceremony on the resort’s main lawn against a rose garden backdrop with chevron-seating while the Beach Boys’ 1966 ballad ‘God Only Knows’ was playing as they arrived, according to E! News reports.
Simpson’s two children, two-year-old daughter, Maxwell was a flowergirl (who also wore Carolina Herrera), and one-year-old son Ace was the ring bearer.
During the vows poor Jess accidentally addressed her groom by her own name, we understand how utterly nerve wracking and emotional the vowels can be! In true Jess style, she laughed it off and started over again.
The ceremony was followed by cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the venue’s garden. This was followed by a dinner reception in a location that has not been disclosed.
(Image source: PEOPLE MAGAZINE/ ELIZABETH MESSINA/CORNY DOG, INC/GETTY)
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