Posted on Fri Jul 15, 2011 03:00 PM PDT
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 thatâ€™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 â€˜island chic.â€™ 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!
Minnillo wore a two-piece Monique Lhuillier dress -- a corset and skirt, plus a bow at her waist and a chapel-length tulle veil.
Lachey, 37, wore a Dolce & Gabanna suit.
The wedding will be aired on TLC special Nick & Vanessa's Dream Wedding July 30.
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