Pop star Jessica Simpson burst into tears as she walked down the aisle at her wedding on Saturday (05Jul14).
The singer/actress married former football player Eric Johnson at a ranch in Santa Barbara, California in front of more than 250 guests, and the ceremony was officiated by Simpson's father Joe.
The groom has now revealed his bride began crying as she walked down the aisle to him before they exchanged vows, telling People.com, "I saw my gorgeous wife coming towards me and she was crying. I think my heart was exploding a little bit."
Simpson adds of her big day, "It's so surreal. This has been something we've wanted ever since we met... It's all about family for us."
The couple is parents to a young son and daughter, who acted as a ring bearer and flower girl, and the singer reveals the youngsters received a rapturous reception as they walked out in front of the congregation, adding, "Before I walked out, I kept hearing all the applause, so my kids got standing ovations!"
Simpson wore a gold dress by Carolina Herrera for the ceremony, and later changed into a sparkly blue mini-dress for the reception, and she adds of her fashion choices, "Everybody thought I was going to wear a dress that completely showed off my new bod (body). But I can't help but want a princess dress! I'm a Southern girl at heart. I like everything big!"
Singer Jessica Simpson shed a few extra pounds in the lead-up to her weekend (05Jul14) wedding by adopting a strict vegan diet.
The blonde beauty has been showing off a slimmer figure in recent months after losing the pregnancy pounds from carrying her second child, son Ace, last year (13) with the help of a food plan from Weight Watchers, for which she is a spokeswoman.
However, Simpson wanted to make sure she looked her absolute best when she exchanged vows with former American footballer Eric Johnson in California on Saturday, so she temporarily cut out all animal products from her diet. A source tells UsMagazine.com, "Jessica did a vegan diet for about two weeks leading up to the wedding."
The newlywed also reportedly boosted her vitamin levels by getting "quite a few" B12 shots to help maintain a healthy brain and nervous system.
Simpson has since returned to her meat-eating ways - at a pre-wedding Independence Day bash on Friday (04Jul14), guests were treated to a feast of beef brisket, smoked barbecue baby back ribs, fried chicken and grilled shrimp, as well as a variety of pies and watermelon.
Simpson isn't the first superstar to go vegan - Jennifer Lopez recently adopted the plant-based diet to get her in tip-top shape for the release of her new album AKA, while Beyonce and her rapper husband Jay Z also tried a 22-day vegan challenge last year (13).
Singer Jessica Simpson has become Mrs. Eric Johnson after tying the knot in Santa Barbara, California. The bride wore a custom Carolina Herrera gown as she wed former American football player Johnson at the San Ysidro Ranch on Saturday (05Jul14) in front of more than 250 guests, including her sister Ashlee Simpson and her fiance Evan Ross, best friend CaCee Cobb and her actor husband Donald Faison, and pal Jessica Alba and her partner Cash Warren.
The happy couple's two-year-old daughter Maxwell served as a flower girl and its one-year-old son Ace was given the role of ring bearer. Ashlee's five-year-old boy with ex-husband Pete Wentz, Bronx, also took part in the ceremony.
A statement issued by the newlyweds to People.com reads: "We are overwhelmed with complete happiness and love having made our eternal commitment.
"To say 'I do' in front of family, friends and, most importantly, our children has been the happiest moment of our lives."
The nuptials took place a day after Simpson and Johnson hosted a pre-wedding barbecue at the same venue to celebrate America's Independence Day (04Jul14) with all of their guests.
The couple began dating in early 2010 and became engaged on the blonde beauty's 30th birthday in November of that year (10), but the pair had to postpone plans to wed twice after the 33 year old fell pregnant with their kids.
Simpson was previously married to singer Nick Lachey from 2002 to 2006.
Jessica Simpson celebrated America's Independence Day (04Jul14) on the eve of her wedding by hosting a barbecue with family and friends. The singer and her fiance Eric Johnson threw a 4th of July bash at the San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, California, where they will reportedly be exchanging vows on Saturday (05Jul14).
The couple also staged a small rehearsal dinner on Wednesday night (03Jul14).
Sources tell People.com, the pre-wedding Independence Day feast consisted of beef brisket, smoked barbecue baby back ribs, fried chicken and grilled shrimp, as well as a variety of pies and watermelon.
Wedding planner Mindy Weiss says, "Jessica didn't want her guests to miss out on the 4th of July. That's who they are. Their number one concern is for their guests coming all this way for the wedding."
Singer Jessica Simpson is planning to wed again at California's San Ysidro Ranch on Saturday (05Jul14), according to reports. Sources tell U.S. news show Entertainment Tonight that while many Americans are celebrating the Independence Day weekend, Simpson and her beau Eric Johnson will be exchanging vows after the couple stalled its nuptials last year (13) when the bride fell pregnant with her second child.
Insiders at the ranch near Santa Barbara reveal the place has been completely booked on Saturday for the past three months, and Simpson will reportedly be wearing a pale pink Marquesa dress for her second wedding.
She was previously married to singer Nick Lachey.
Sources claim Simpson and her fiance have also booked a nearby event space in a bid to baffle the paparazzi.
Simpson threw a bachelorette party in Los Angeles on 8 June (14).
Singer Jessica Simpson is keeping the date of her upcoming wedding secret from her close friends and family. The star is rumoured to have picked America's Independence Day (04Jul14) for her wedding to Eric Johnson, and she fuelled speculation about her big day by throwing a bachelorette party in Los Angeles on Sunday (08Jun14).
However, Simpson's singer sister Ashlee insists even she does not know when the couple's wedding will be.
She tells Usmagazine.com, "I don't know when it is!... I'm really excited about it."
Ashlee will be a bridesmaid at the ceremony, and reveals she is pleased with the gown her sister has picked out for her.
She adds, "My dress is really beautiful! It's really, really stunning."
Jessica Simpson marked her impending wedding by throwing a bachelorette party in Los Angeles over the weekend (07-08Jun14). The singer/actress is rumoured to have picked America's Independence Day (04Jul14) for her wedding to Eric Johnson, and she celebrated her final few weeks as a single woman by partying with her friends and family on Sunday (08Jun14).
Simpson hosted a joint party with Johnson at the Warwick bar in L.A. and was joined by her parents, her fiance's father, and around 40 friends.
Simpson's bridesmaid Stephanie Terblanch tells People.com, "They didn't want a traditional bachelor-bachelorette where they go off and do their own thing, because our group of friends is so close we just wanted to all be together. This is what we would do anyway. We would all go out, and I think that this speaks for the group. If we are not going to be at someone's house hanging out playing beer pong, this is the closest thing to it."
Jessica Simpson is reportedly set to wed on America's Independence Day (04Jul14). The singer-turned-fashion mogul will walk down the aisle with sports star fiance Eric Johnson in Santa Barbara, California over the major U.S. holiday weekend, according to editors at Usmagazine.com.
The couple had originally planned to exchange vows in a lavish ceremony in Capri, Italy, but decided to throw a more low-key affair on home soil. Simpson revealed her plans for a 2014 wedding in January (14), saying, "The new year will definitely bring on the wedding bells, which is exciting... I think it's about time."
The pair is parents to daughter Maxwell and son Ace. Simpson was previously married to singer Nick Lachey between 2002 and 2006.
Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o turned heads at the 2014 Costume Institute Gala in New York on Monday (05Apr14) as she arrived in a feathery mesh design from Prada. The 12 Years a Slave star, who last month (Apr14) was named People magazine's Most Beautiful woman, topped off her latest red carpet outfit for this year's fashion Oscars with a jewelled headband.
Early arrivals at the annual Metropolitan Museum of Art bash included John Legend and his model wife Chrissy Teigen in Ralph Lauren Collection, Latina stars Jessica Alba and Selena Gomez both in Diane Von Furstenberg and Jessica Pare and Zoe Saldana in Michael Kors. Fashion icon Sarah Jessica Parker was stunning as always in a flowing Oscar De La Renta gown, while Nicole Richie and Rita Ora both opted for edgy DKNY designs.
Other fashionable attendees at this year's Met Gala included Anna Kendrick, Rachel McAdams, Suki Waterhouse, Hailee Steinfeld, Dakota Johnson and Kylie Minogue. Meanwhile, British singer Lily Allen, who wore a flattering silver and grey Chanel Couture gown to the fashion world's big night, made the most of her evening with the stars, snapping selfies with the likes of Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Ora and designer Donatella Versace and posting the photos on her Instagram.com page.