Selling Sunset’s Vanessa Villela Marries Nicholas Hardy: Details

They do! Selling Sunsetstar Vanessa Villela Nicholas HardyAfter more than a year of dating, they were finally married.

On Saturday, September 3, Villela, 44, and Hardy wed in a small ceremony in San Diego surrounded by 69 of the couple’s closest friends and family.

“We started our love story at the Fairmont Mayakoba,” the pair told Brides MagazineHow to plan their nuptials. “What started out as a 10-day trip turned into a seven-week romance! I have strong family roots in San Diego, and the Fairmont was a favorite place for Jackie, my sister. It seemed like the perfect place to bring the family back together.”

Villela added, “We wanted the event to be intimate yet grand, and to create something that would blow people’s minds. Just like our love, this event had to reflect their fairytale love story.”

Prior to the wedding, the Netflix personality gave a glimpse into the couple’s big day.

“[It is in] the most beautiful place in San Diego, and we have the most sensational team creating our dreams of this fairytale love story that Nick and I have,” the TV personality exclusively told UseAugust. “We have people from all around the world coming such as Nick’s family, who I cannot wait to meet in person, even though we speak on FaceTime all the time it is going to be so beautiful to finally give them a big hug. I also have my family, his friends and my friends.”

In January, the reality star revealed that Hardy — who also goes by Tom Fraud — had popped the question less than one year into their romance.

“Two souls one heart! I SAID YESSSSSS 💍❤️❤️❤️❤️,” Villela wrote via Instagram at the time. “One year ago I met the man of my dreams the one makes my heart skip every time, the man that makes me better in every single way, the man that I respect, adore, admire, and love with all my heart.”

The realtor added, “I always dreamed that I will find someone that will love the way I do and I could give my heart fully, thank youuu for coming into my life mi amore! I can’t believe I manifested you, the man that is what I always dreamt and more, I can’t believe that I am living this life, sometimes I feel like I’m dreaming and I have to pinch myself to know that is a dream but in real life.”

Last month, the Mexico native joined Sunsets on SaleSeason 4 revealed that she had arranged her surprise proposal to the creative director before the couple walked down the aisle.

“Since he proposed to me, I thought that I would love for him to have a moment like this and a ring that will represent my love for him,” she exclusively told Use about the special moment. “I think women should be able to express their love in the same way and make the man they love have that same magic and for them to experience the moment just like us.”

Villela also shared that her proposal went “perfectly as planned” and felt “like a movie,” noting that her beau was “in shock and so overjoyed” and felt like “the prince” he is.

“He was so emotional, especially when I took out the ring and placed it on his finger. This moment will be a memory I will never forget! It’s an experience that we should all have! We should all express our love and be more loving,” she gushed to Use.

The former soap opera star also shared details about the “unique” ring she purchased for Hardy, which she made sure was both “masculine” and “slender” but also shiny enough to match the stars.

“I know this ring is magic, I felt it since the moment I held it,” she told Use. “Their gems are precious and rare. They are mined from Holy Land. To reveal their natural beauty, the raw gemstones are polished to perfection and set in gold jewelry with diamond-adorned accents. It is just stunning.”