Nick Lachey married Vanessa Minnillo

Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo married Friday on a tropical island, in front of 35 persons.

“For us, this is just a stepping stone to do what we ultimately want and that’s to start a family together,” Minnillo told People.

They started dating in 2006 and became engaged last November, the pair kept secret where the ceremony took place.

“Nobody knew where they were going,” said Minnillo. “Our wedding invitations were in the form of a plane ticket. We told them they were going away and the attire was ‘island chic.’ It was all very vague,” added Lachey.

Newlyweds’ destination wedding will be televised on a TLC’s special called Nick & Vanessa’s Dream Wedding, July 30.