Selling Sunset star Vanessa Villela marries Nick Hardy

And they rode into the sunset!

Selling Sunset star Vanessa Villela married Nick Hardy in a “magical and cinematic” ceremony at The Fairmont Grand Del Mar in San Diego on Sept. 3.

“We wanted the event to be intimate yet grandiose, and to create something that would amaze people. Like our love, this event was supposed to reflect their fairytale love story,” the couple told Brides magazine.

The 44-year-old realtor wore three different dresses for her big day, starting with a strapless lace ball gown from Galia Lahav as she walked down the aisle as strings played the classic “Canon in D.”

The fairytale moment was enough to move Hardy to tears.

“When I turned around and saw Vanessa walking down the aisle for the first time, I was blown away. I felt like I was going to pass out. It was beautiful. Thanks to Adrian, my best man, I didn’t fall,” the creative director and photographer, who wore a tailored black tuxedo, recalled the emotional ceremony.

The couple tied the knot during the lavish outdoor ceremony in front of 69 of their closest friends and family – but not without a minor hiccup.

Vanessa Villela and Nick Hardy.
The couple got emotional during the heartfelt ceremony.
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“When the rings were requested, no one knew who had them!” the newlyweds told the outlet. “The ceremony ended and the flower girls appeared from behind. They came, but they didn’t have the rings. At that moment, the page boy, Lucas St John, ran screaming, “I’ve got the rings!” He walked down the aisle with a custom gold crystallized box from Ukraine’s Elena Honch that contained both.

After the couple exchanged rings and made their vows, they released two white doves as a symbol of their love.

Vanessa Villela and Nick Hardy.
The newlyweds wanted a “magical and cinematic” wedding.
Christine Bloem

During the reception, the reality star changed into a dazzling For Love Bridal gown as the pair shared their first dance to Celine Dion’s “Because You Loved Me.”

For her final look of the night, the bride changed into an embellished custom Charbel Karam Haute Couture dress with a matching diamond tiara as the wedding guests danced the night away.

Vanessa Villela and Nick Hardy.
Villela wore three different dresses all night.
Christine Bloem

Hardy proposed to Villela at the Griffith Observatory in January 2022 after a year of dating.

In a strange turn of events, the reality star returned the favor eight months later when she got down on one knee to propose to Hardy herself.

Vanessa Villela and Nick Hardy.
Both Hardy and Villela asked each other the question.
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“Surprise proposal for my prince 🤴🏻,” she wrote on Instagram alongside photos of the romantic moment. “I believe in showing your love to your man the same way I do for women, I believe they should feel the same magic and love😍 so as our wedding gets closer, I’ve introduced my love, the man of my dreams.❤️ ”

Villela joined the hit Netflix series in November, ahead of its fourth season. She previously starred in numerous telenovelas, an experience that helped her prepare for her job with the Oppenheim Group.

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