In a spread for Brides magazine, the couple shared never before seen photos from their nuptials and several details about what went down at their private affair.
According to the mag, the couple had a surprise wedding for their closest family and friends, who thought they were coming to a housewarming party. Instead, after they arrived at their shuttle location, they were moved to a secret ceremony site in Topanga Canyon, where they swapped vows.
"We didn't want our loved ones to show up with any expectations or squeezed into formal attire," Nikki told the mag. Nikki and Ian, of course, wore formal attire, with the Twilight alum wearing a to-die-for lace Claire Pettibone gown and Ian rocking a white Nedo Bellucci suit as they said "I do."https://cms.aol.com/698/content/posts/edit/21230729/
In one swoon-worthy shot of them at the wedding, Ian can be seen holding the blushing bride in his arms as she palms a bouquet with a big smile on her face. These two are clearly head over heels for each other (and giving us all types of feels).
After the ceremony, guests headed to a reception that was inspired by a mix of their favorite music festivals and the vibe of New Orleans – where Ian is from. There were taco stands, Cajun food stations, and a blues band playing, and the couple cut their red velvet wedding cake whipped up by Vanilla Bake Shop for dessert (where was our invite?!).
In addition to the grub and entertainment, Nikki and Ian also created signature cocktails for the reception, with pear vodka, St. Germaine and citrus bitters mixed for hers and a spicy hibiscus margarita for his. "It really was all about the food, the dancing, and the love," Nikki said.
The couple tied the knot April 26 after only nine months of dating.