Eva Longoria chose Victoria Beckham to design her wedding dress because she knew she would make it with love.
The actress married television executive Jose "Pepe" Baston in a lakeside ceremony in Mexico earlier this month (May16), attended by friends and family including stars Melanie Griffith and Ricky Martin, Victoria and her husband David Beckham. Eva's Desperate Housewives co-star Vanessa Williams also made a surprise appearance to serenade the couple with her hit song Save the Best For Last.
The couple enjoyed a weekend-long celebration which started with a civil ceremony at the home of Sharon and Emilio Azcárraga, the owner of Mexican multimedia company Televisa, of which Pepe is president, before a second ceremony in the gardens of Eva and Pepe's home the day after.
In an interview with Britain's Hello!, Eva revealed: "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."
The celebrated designer who was working double-duty, she was also a witness for the Telenovela creator, created an ivory silk crepe gown for the ceremony. Victoria
"Victoria was one of my witnesses, too – she signed the paper that says I was here – so it was a Victoria Beckham weekend," Eva smiled. "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."
Pepe's two daughters and son formed the wedding party, with his daughters accompanying Eva down the aisle and all of the children bearing the rings.
This is the third marriage for Eva, who was previously wed to actor Tyler Christopher from 2002 to 2004 and basketball star Tony Parker from 2007 to 2011.
Wedding guests danced to an '80s band, and David Beckham became firm friends with Saved by the Bell star Mario Lopez who dubbed him, "My drinkin buddy all weekend... @davidbeckham #EvaAndPepe" in a post on Instagram.