This is not your typical beach wedding. Nev Schulman, the creator of MTVâ€™s Catfish, and longtime girlfriend Laura Perlongo tied the knot in the Hamptons over the weekend and celebrated in their swimwear.
The ceremony took place in Schulmanâ€™s fatherâ€™s backyard, where the 32-year-old producer wore a white tuxedo jacket andÂ black slacks, alongside Perlongo, who wore a gown by Inbal Raviv. Their 9-month-old daughter, Cleo, was the star of the event as she was broughtÂ down the aisle in a wagon, serving as the coupleâ€™s flower girl. Once it came time to head to the reception, however, all three guests of honor stripped down.
In a beachside reception on East Hampton, the couple hosted about 100 guests who rode waves in the ocean andÂ enjoyed pizza, rosÃ©, and music by a live DJ. And instead of rocking just one bridal bathing suit, Perlongo showed off two.
The first bikini of the day was seriously bridal, with frill details on the top and a high-waisted bottom. A blue garter topped off the look, with lace tied around Perlongoâ€™sÂ ankles as an extra marital detail.
The brideâ€™sÂ following look featured a bandeau-style two-piece that showed more skin as the celebrations continued.
The laid-back reception was an homage to their love, which apparently began on the same backyard beach. But the bridal bikiniÂ has a history that started long before that.
Back in 2006, Pamela Anderson famously wore a white string bikini to her St. Tropez â€œweddingâ€ to Kid Rock. The nuptials turned out not to be a legal union; however, the couple still celebrated in style on a yacht.
About fiveÂ years later, model Kate Upton made waves during 2011â€™s Miami Swim Week. In a runway show for Beach Bunny Swimwear, the brand debuted a high-waisted bridal bikiniÂ pairedÂ with a plethora of pearls and of course, a floor-length veil.
Chrissy TeigenÂ did a collaboration with the same brand in 2013, when she was inspired by her upcoming nuptials to John Legend. In a series of bathing suits featuringÂ Chantilly lace and Swarovski crystals, Teigen modeled the line alongside Beach Bunny alum Kate Upton, although TeigenÂ ultimately wore a Vera Wang gown on her big day.
Bridal bikinis arenâ€™t exclusive to oneâ€™s wedding day. Instead, some have been known to wear custom two-pieces for allÂ different wedding-related occasions. Kim Kardashian was pictured in a Mrs. Humphries bikini during theÂ honeymoon of her famous 72-day-marriage to the basketball player, while Alessandra Ambrosio rocked a Team Bride bikini alongside her bestie and fellow modelÂ Ana Beatriz Barros.