‘Selling Sunset’ star Vanessa Villela marries Nick Hardy
And they left at sunset!
“Selling Sunset” star Vanessa Villela married Nick Hardy in a “magical and cinematic” ceremony at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar in San Diego on Sept. 3.
“We wanted the event to be intimate but grand, and create something that would blow people away. Just like our love, this event was meant to reflect their fairy tale love story,” the couple said. told Brides magazine.
The 44-year-old real estate agent wore three different dresses for her big day, starting with a strapless lace ballgown by Galia Lahav as she walked down the aisle while the strings played the classic “Canon in D “.
The fairy tale moment was enough to bring Hardy to tears.
“To turn around and see Vanessa walking down the aisle for the first time took my breath away. I felt like I was going to pass out. It was beautiful. Thanks to Adrian, my best man, I didn’t fall,” the creative director and photographer, who wore a custom black tuxedo, recalled of the emotional ceremony.
The couple tied the knot in the lavish outdoor ceremony in front of 69 of their closest friends and family – but not without a slight hiccup.
“When the rings were requested, no one knew who had them!” the newlyweds said on the way out. “The ceremony stopped and the flowergirls appeared from behind. They arrived, but they did not have the rings. At that moment the page boy, Lucas St John, ran away shouting: “I have the rings!” He walked down the aisle holding a custom-made golden crystallized box by Elena Honch of Ukraine containing the two.
After the couple exchanged rings and said their vows, they released two white doves as a symbol of their love.
At the reception, the reality TV star changed into a dazzling For Love Bridal gown as the couple shared their first dance to Celine Dion’s “Because You Loved Me.”
For her final look of the evening, the bride changed into a bespoke Charbel Karam Haute Couture embellished gown with a matching diamond tiara as the bridal party danced the night away.
Hardy proposed to Villela at Griffith Observatory in January 2022 after a year of dating.
In a bizarre twist of events, the reality star returned the favor eight months later when she got down on her knees to propose to Hardy herself.
“Surprise proposal for my prince 🤴🏻”, she wrote on Instagram alongside photos of the romantic moment. “I believe in showing your love to your man the same way they do for women, I believe they should feel the same magic and love😍 as our marriage draws closer, I proposed to my love, the man of my dreams.❤️”
Villela joined the hit Netflix series in November ahead of its fourth season. Previously, she starred in many telenovelas, an experience that helped prepare her for her work with the Oppenheim Group.