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Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalders wedding was truly picture perfect!

The actress, 27, and the Vampire Diaries hunk, 36, said "I do" this past April, but new photos and details from their special day are featured exclusively in the October/November issue of Brides magazine.

Nikki, as you can see, looked absolutely stunning in a custom ivory fishtail gown from designer Claire Pettibone. "Claire was an absolute dream to work with," the Twilight alum tells Brides.com. "Not only is she an amazing designer, but she has the most wonderful energy. We were on the same page from the moment we met."

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Both the bride and groom "really wanted our wedding to be small, intimate, and about the two of us," says Nikki. "We didn't want our loved ones to show up with any expectations or squeezed into formal attire."

Brides Magazine, Ian Somerhalder, Nikki Reed

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And while Nikki and Ian's ceremony actually took place at Topanga Canyon in California, the lovebirds "wanted a Louisiana backyard-barbecue feel," they explained, "with food stations and a dance floor for our closest friends and family."

"It really was all about the food, the dancing, and the love," adds Nikki.

Brides Magazine, Ian Somerhalder, Nikki Reed

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Dancing, of course, requires good music, so Mr. and Mrs. Somerhalder enlisted Ellis Hall, the self-proclaimed Ambassador of Soul! "Ellis Hall sang the night away," Nikki gushes. "Live music is so important to us, and we couldn't imagine anyone but Ellis there with us."

And not surprisingly, marriage is off to a good start for these too. Back in May, a post-honeymoon Ian gushed to E! News that newlywed life was "amazing," adding sweetly, "It's the best time I've ever had."

Brides Magazine, Ian Somerhalder, Nikki Reed, Cake

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For more pictures and details from Nikki and Ian's fairytale wedding, head to Brides.com or pick up the October/November issue of Brides magazine.