Charlotte Flair and Andrade El Idolo exchanged vows in front of 160 loved ones in the latter’s hometown in Mexico
WWE’s Charlotte Flair married her fiancé, Mexican wrestler Andrade El Idolo, in a lavish and romantic Mexico wedding on Friday, celebrating that “love is one language” through their union.
PEOPLE can exclusively confirm that the couple exchanged vows in front of 160 people at Hacienda Mi Ranchito in Torreón — the groom’s hometown — on Friday evening.
“Before I met him, I did not know anything except my job,” Flair, whose real name is Ashley Fliehr, tells PEOPLE. “When I met him, he opened my eyes to travel and life and love and a different culture. And I was so strict with my job and did not know how to enjoy both life and work at the same time. And he opened me up to that.”
The farm venue was selected because it reminded Flair of her now-husband (real name Manuel Alfonso Andrade Oropeza): “casual and romantic.”
“I didn’t want it to be anything like my character — ‘Charlotte’ is not personable at all and not relatable … but I like when I am just me, Ashley, when I am with him in gym clothes and no makeup,” says Flair. “It’s funny because when we were talking to the wedding planner … I just really wanted it to be casual.”
For the big night, Flair wore an all-lace, jeweled gown by Galia Lahav, which she describes as “vintage” and “romantic and flirty.” She says, “The detail is so beautiful. It is not even a starch white. It is a cream and white. It is an old-world vintage look to it.”
Flair, 36, was supported by eight bridesmaids — who wore champagne-colored dresses designed by Revelry — including her sister, sister-in-law, Andrade’s sister, and fellow WWE wrestler Nia Jax. Andrade’s eight uncles were groomsmen, and the family affair continued with Flair’s father, wrestling icon Ric Flair, walking her down the aisle.