Ali Landry and Mario Lopez Wed in Mexico
04/28/2004 AT 01:00 AM EDT
Landry, clad in a Vera Wang gown, exchanged vows with Lopez just before sunset on April 24 at the exclusive Las Alamandas resort outside Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. It's also near where Sara Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. got hitched in 2002.
Lopez, 29, told PEOPLE he knew he was going to marry Landry, 30, from the moment he laid eyes on her. Still, they dated five years before he proposed at a Louisiana bed and breakfast that he had rented and filled with candles, roses, champagne and strawberries.
The two had met while working at a Miss Teen U.S.A. pageant – she as a commentator and he as the pageant's host. Landry currently appears on the UPN series Eve.
The pair decided to honor Lopez's culture by holding their wedding in Mexico. Surely the lush beachside complex amid the wild birds and exotic flowers didn't hurt either.