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Eva Longoria's intimate wedding ceremony

ShowbizBy Sunday World
Eva Longoria's intimate wedding ceremony

Eva Longoria wanted to get married in her home so the focus was on "celebrating" love.

The 'Desperate Housewives' star wed Jose 'Pepe' Baston in an intimate ceremony earlier this month and opted for a simple venue as she didn't want the focus to be about the event but rather on the meaning of marriage.

She said: "We wanted to get married in our house and do something very intimate, private.

"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 are looking forward to the marriage part."

And the 41-year-old beauty was thrilled her close pal Victoria Beckham designed her outfits for the celebrations and praised the gown's "quiet elegance".

She added: "I wanted it to be special and made with love - and I knew that Victoria would make it with love. I went to her because I didn't want a traditional wedding dress. I wanted a beautiful white gown and she makes beautiful, simple, elegant gowns. The style is simple with a quiet elegance.

"It's her signature Victoria Beckham design and it has a great zipper that goes all the way down the back. The silk crepe she uses pulls you in but is comfortable. And it is the most beautiful white - not too bright and not too antique looking, just the perfect white. 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."

Eva was also happy to have Pepe's children take part in the wedding.

She added to HELLO! magazine: "Pepe's two daughters and son were the only ones in the wedding party. 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."