Nick Lachey: Vanessa Minnillo Left Me Breathless On Wedding Day

Vanessa Minnillo and Nick Lachey attend the Super Skins Kick Off Party at Hotel 944 featuring Snoop Dogg at The Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach in Miami Beach, Florida on February 4, 2010 Vanessa Minnillo and Nick Lachey attend the Super Skins Kick Off Party at Hotel 944 featuring Snoop Dogg at The Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach in Miami Beach, Florida on February 4, 2010

Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo’s recent island wedding left “The Sing-Off” host gasping to catch his breath – especially when he laid eyes on his beautiful bride.

“She looked stunning, as I expected her to,” Nick told Access Hollywood on Thursday. “I hadn’t seen the dress until the ceremony, so you have that moment where it takes your breath away.”

“It’s a special moment when she first comes around the corner,” he continued. “‘Wow! That’s the woman I’m about to marry.’”

As for their wedding ceremony and reception on Necker Island, in the British Virgin Islands, Nick, Vanessa and their loved ones had a blast.

“It was a great wedding, a great ceremony, you do everything you can to plan it and then hope for the best. It exceeded our wildest expectations. It was a lot of fun,” he said. “Everyone had a blast.”

The couple’s wedding was taped for the TLC special, “Nick & Vanessa’s Dream Wedding,” which airs on July 30 at 9 PM ET/PT. Though Nick is returning relationship reality TV, don’t expect the star’s life to become a staple on the small screen.

”[The special] had a clear starting point and a clear ending point,” Nick explained. “I’ve been down that road before. So, I think we’ll leave it at the special.”

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