Before we gear up for Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson's wedding this weekend, how about we go back, way back, to a much simpler time: 2002, to be exact. On October 26 of that year, Jessica tied the knot with her longtime love, 98 Degrees frontman Nick Lachey, in a traditional church ceremony in Austin, TX. Lucky for us, we were treated to special footage of the entire wedding on an episode of their MTV reality show, Newlyweds, as well as on a DVD that was part of Jessica's 2004 rerelease of her album In This Skin. It goes without saying that Nick and Jessica's lavish wedding was a huge part of our collective consciousness as teenagers in the 2000s; so even though they divorced four years later — and have both moved on and started families — there's no reason we can't indulge ourselves in a little nostalgia and watch one of the most memorable celebrity couples of our time tying the knot. Happy Throwback Thursday!
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