Denise Richards tied the knot with Aaron Phypers over the weekend in Malibu, California, just days after his divorce from actress Nicolette Sheridan was finalized.
According to a September 9 report from Entertainment Tonight, the new cast member of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills seemed to throw their wedding together on a whim and gave her wedding dress designer, Mark Zunino, less than 24 hours notice.
“With a 24-hour turnaround there wasn’t a moment to spare,” Zunino explained. “Denise’s calm personality gives a wonderful vibe of confidence, which immediately rubbed off on my team. They would do anything for a client they love and respect.”
Zunino revealed that when he met with Richards and her then-fiancé, Phypers, prior to the actress’s wedding. Richards had a number of gowns in mind, one of which featured a romper cut with a floral pattern on silk and beadwork throughout. However, because it would have taken at least a few weeks to obtain the specific material from overseas, and an additional week of labor, they opted to instead use a silk organza material.
After selecting an obtainable fabric for his client, Zunino hand-painted white flowers onto the dress and intermingled his artwork with the silk flowers of the gown. This, he said, he did to create a delicate and romantic vibe to the dress.
“Denise and Aaron are both so extremely relaxed, easy going and genuinely sweet. The relaxed aesthetic of the romper with detachable over-skirt was the perfect look of sexy sophistication, playful and ultimately romantic,” he explained.
Zunino shared the photo below of himself and Richards on her big day.
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Following Denise Richards and Aaron Phypers’ wedding, a rep for Charlie Sheen shared his reaction to the news with Entertainment Tonight.
Sheen “wishes them both nothing but happiness!” the rep stated.
Sheen previously addressed his ex-wife’s new role on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, explaining that while he isn’t a regular viewer of the long-running series, he is very excited to see Richards embark on the new project.
“I don’t really watch that show,” Sheen admitted, “but I know it’s a really popular and good for her. I’m sure it’s going to be a ball, you know?”
As fans of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills likely know, Richards has long been a friend of Lisa Rinna and Kyle Richards and already appeared on the show in a guest role a couple of seasons ago.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 9 will air sometime later this year on Bravo TV.