Celebrity Weddings

Eric Johnson and Jessica Simpson Wedding

Celebrity photo Jessica Simpson / Elizabeth Messina

Montecito, California

Jessica Simpson married Eric Johnson at San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California on July 5, 2014.

The ethereal garden wedding was inspired by the film “Great Expecations” and planned by Mindy Weiss. The ceremony took place in front of 275 guests including Jessica Alba, Cacee Cobb and Donald Faison.

Jessica walked down the aisle to the sounds of an 18 piece orchestra performing the score from “Great Expectations.” She wore a custom Carolina Herrera champagne and gold strapless multi-layer tulle wedding dress. She accessorized with a cathedral length veil, Brian Atwood shoes and Neil Lane jewelry. Her makeup was by Karan Mitchell and her hair by Roque Jiminez.

Eric wore a custom charcoal gray suit by John Varvatos.

There were 14 bridesmaids in the bridal party including maid of honor Ashlee Simpson who wore Marchesa. The other bridesmaids dresses were designed by Jason Wu, Temperley, Carmen Marc Valvo and Carolina Herrera.

The couple’s children, Maxwell and Ace, served as flower girl and ring bearer.

The wedding was officiated by the bride’s father, Joe Simpson. The couple exchanged traditional vows and Neil Lane wedding bands under a canopy of lush delphiniums by Mark’s Garden.

At the reception, green amaranthus hung from branches over the tables, creating a look of a beautiful ballroom in the middle of a forest.

The dinner menu included burrata with vine ripened tomatoes, crab cakes with mango relish, short ribs and pan seared sea bass.

The wedding cake, by Joanie and Leigh’s Cakes, was covered with burnished gold fondant, as well as a layer of fluffy Italian meringue buttercream. The flavors were coconut cake with a coconut cream filling and vanilla cake with mixed berries and cream.

An after party was held at the ranch, where Simpson changed into a minidress by Zuhair Murad. A deejay spun tunes and a spread of sliders, grilled cheese and fries was served.

The couple spent their wedding night in the Kennedy suite and San Ysidro Ranch were John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier honeymooned.

Jessica and Eric honeymooned in Mexico at the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita.

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