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Olivia Culpo Reveals She Didn’t Wear Mascara on Her Wedding Day

Olivia Culpo Reveals She Didn’t Wear Mascara on Her Wedding Day

Olivia Culpo may have been a pageant queen in her day, but for her wedding to Christian McCaffrey, she went the opposite: teased hair and big lashes.

In a new interview with FashionThe former Miss Universe, 32, revealed that she didn’t wear mascara, lip liner or makeup on her eyebrows on her wedding day. She also kept her brunette hair in a sleek, straight hairstyle beneath her 16-foot Dolce & Gabbana lace veil.

“I’ve never felt more beautiful than when I was wearing my ceremony dress and veil. I really wanted the simplicity of each part to harmonize perfectly,” the influencer shared.

Timeless minimalism was Culpo’s vision for her dress, too, as she didn’t want to “speak sex in any way, shape or form.” She walked down the aisle in a long-sleeved Dolce & Gabbana gown with a scoop neck, a voluminous skirt and buttons down the back.

“There’s so much beauty and simplicity,” she said of the custom design, which had an elegant look that Culpo, her 28-year-old husband, says she loves best.

“When I think about Christian and what he likes and the moments when he likes me the most, I definitely think of something like this: timeless, covered and elegant,” she added.

The dress also had a symbolic meaning. In Culpo’s words, it felt “as serious as that commitment.”

Culpo and McCaffrey were married on June 29 at a chapel in Watch Hill, a seaside neighborhood in the city of Westerly in her home state of Rhode Island.

For the rest of the festivities at Ocean House, a luxury resort overlooking the ocean, Culpo wore two other looks that matched different hairstyles.

She paired her off-the-shoulder reception dress, which featured a rose embellishment in the center, with a half-up hairstyle. She then tied her hair in a relaxed ponytail to pair with her retro-inspired after-party minidress, which featured a sheer miniskirt with hoops and rose appliqués.

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Christian McCaffrey and Olivia Culpo.

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The newlyweds, who started dating in 2019, announced their engagement in April 2023 via a joint post on Instagram.

The romantic proposal took place during the couple’s getaway in Utah and the San Francisco 49ers proposed with a sparkler featuring a large oval diamond and epaulette stones on the sides.

“We tried to keep this quiet for as long as possible but apparently word travels fast,” Culpo wrote on her Instagram Stories at the time. “I’m marrying my best friend, I love you so much fiancé.”

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