LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian’s Official Wedding Portrait

LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian

Joe Buissink 2011. All rights reserved.

updated 04/27/2011 AT 7:00 AM ET

originally published 04/27/2011 AT 12:00 PM ET

LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian bucked tradition.

They got ready together on their wedding day, sipped champagne and jammed to Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back” before their 35 guests arrived for their surprise nuptials Friday night.

But to keep a hint of mystery, Rimes slipped away to another room when the time came to put on her wedding dress – a handmade Reem Acra gown accessorized with sparkling jewelry.

“I was just in awe,” Ermenegildo Zegna- clad Cibrian, 37, tells PEOPLE of seeing Rimes in her dress for the first time.

LeAnn and Eddie share all the details – and photos! – from their Malibu wedding in the new issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday


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