Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo married Friday on an undisclosed tropical island.

The wedding was in the evening on the island's time -- the 35 guests were flown there as a surprise for the intimate ceremony.

"Nobody knew where they were going," Minnillo, 30, told People. "For us, this is just a stepping stone to do what we ultimately want, and that’s to start a family together."

Said Lachey: "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."

Except for a brief breakup in 2009, the two had been dating since 2006. They became engaged in November.

Read what Nick and Vanessa wore after the jump!