In a world exclusive, HELLO! goes inside the beautiful wedding celebrations of Eva Longoria and Jose ‘Pepe' Antonio Baston.
The actress and the television executive married in a breathtaking lakeside ceremony in Mexico – and HELLO! can reveal that Eva wore three wedding dresses, all designed by her best friend Victoria Beckham, who was a witness at the civil ceremony a day earlier.
In an exclusive interview with HELLO! Eva reveals: "I asked Victoria to do my dress because I wanted it to be special and made with love – and I knew that Victoria would make it with love." Victoria created Eva's silk crepe gown for the ceremony, as well as another dress for the post-dinner celebrations and a third for a civil ceremony the day before.
Eva's dress was designed by friend Victoria Beckham
"Victoria was one of my witnesses, too – she signed the paper that says I was here – so it was a Victoria Beckham weekend," Eva reveals. "She was the best, sweetest person to have there on this day. Not only did she do my wedding dress but she's one of my best friends so for her to be there was so special."
Kicking off a weekend of celebrations, the couple got married in a civil ceremony at the home of Sharon and Emilio Azcárraga, the owner of Mexican multimedia company Televisa, of which Pepe is president, before gathering in the gardens of Eva and Pepe's home the following day for another ceremony.
"We wanted to get married in our house and do something very intimate," she said. "We have both been married before and we know the wedding is not the marriage so we wanted to pick a place so it wouldn't be about the event but about celebrating our love. Now we are looking forward to the marriage part. We're just so excited to be Mr and Mrs Bastón."
Stars including Melanie Griffith and Ricky Martin attended alongside Victoria and her husband David, with Eva's Desperate Housewives costar Vanessa Willliams making a surprise appearance to sing her hit song ‘Save the Best For Last'.
Pepe's three children from a previous marriage also attended and were given important roles on the day.
"Pepe's two daughters and son were the only ones in the wedding party," Eva said. "His daughters walked down the aisle with me and the kids all held the rings. They were part of the ceremony, of course, because I'm not just marrying Pepe, I'm marrying his whole family. For me it was so important that their happiness was at the centre of this celebration and it was. They were so excited and happy."
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