Jessica Simpson makes one beautiful bride!
The singer and fashion designer is featured on the cover of People's July 21 issue in all her bridal glory. Posing in her Carolina Herrera wedding gown with her husband Eric Johnson, the fashionista flashes her wedding band and cozies up to their two children, 2-year-old daughter Maxwell and 1-year-old son Ace.
The couple tied the knot July 5 at San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, Calif., in front of 275 guests.
Jessica had 12 bridesmaids, but she asked her asked her mother, Tina, and her sister, Ashlee, to be her maids of honor. Eric's father, Stephen, stepped in as best man, while Ashlee's fiancé, Evan Ross, was one of 11 groomsmen. Jessica's father, Joe, officiated the couple's nondenominational wedding ceremony.
"It's all about family for us," Jessica tells the magazine.
Indeed. The couple's daughter served as the flower girl and their son served as the ring bearer. "Before I walked out, I kept hearing all the applause," the blushing bride says, "so my kids got standing ovations!"
When Jessica, 33, walked down the aisle, Eric was overwhelmed with emotion. "I saw my gorgeous wife coming towards me and she was crying," says the 34-year-old groom, who wore a custom charcoal gray John Varvatos tuxedo. "I think my heart was exploding a little bit." Jessica felt the same way throughout her wedding day. "It's so surreal," she says. "This has been something we've wanted ever since we met."
As previously reported by E! News, the two were so nervous they flubbed their vows and had to restart! After tying the knot in front of several famous guests, the couple told People, "We are overwhelmed with complete happiness and love having made our eternal commitment," they gushed. "To say 'I do' in front of family, friends and, most importantly, our children has been the happiest moment of our lives."
The entire wedding weekend cost an estimated $1.4 million—and it looks like it was worth every penny!