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In her 2020 documentary, This Is Paris, Hollywood socialite Paris Hilton reintroduced herself to the world in a more unfiltered form, minus the high-pitched voice and airy persona that for several decades defined her public image. Now, she’s taking a similarly transparent approach to wedding planning, letting us see every step of her recent nuptials to venture capitalist Carter Reum.

In her latest tell-all documentary, Paris in Love, the mogul invites us to follow her emotional journey through organizing the wedding. The series, which premiered on NBC’s Peacock on November 11 (and drops on E! come February 2), captures all the antics that went into the glitzy, weekend-long milestone event—including Las Vegas bashes, familial clashes, and last-minute existential breakdowns surrounding long-term commitment.

On Thursday, January 27, the documentary’s two-episode series finale streams, revealing the long-awaited, multiday “fairy-tale” reception in its full, extravagant form. “I was in this neon-pink Barbie dress,” Hilton tells “Everyone just kept saying it was the best wedding they’ve ever been to.”

From her celebrity-studded list to her Coachella-inspired neon dream carnival, Hilton breaks down all her favorite moments from the event below.

What were some of your favorite moments from your wedding that we can expect to see on the finale?

It was just, like, three days of magic—a beautiful fairy-tale dream come true. Having the wedding at my grandfather’s old estate, there were just so many memories there since I was a little girl. And having my friends perform was just so beautiful and made me so emotional. Demi Lovato singing “I Will Always Love You” and Kim Petras singing “Stars Are Blind” as I was about to walk down the aisle—that was just iconic. And the neon carnival was so much fun. We rented out the Santa Monica Pier, and everybody was in neon. We had Diplo spinning.

That sounds like an incredible time. Where did you get the idea for the neon carnival?

I’m just such a kid at heart. I love going on rides, I love neon. And we haven’t been able to have Coachella the past two years. Their annual neon carnival is one of my favorite parties of the year, so I wanted to be able to re-create that for everybody.

Any other aspects about the wedding you’re particularly excited to reveal?

Yes, the fashion. I had so many beautiful different looks—the Oscar de la Renta gown and so many others. For anyone who wants to find inspiration for their bridal looks, it’s definitely a great show to watch.

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I’m also really, really proud of [last week’s] Washington, D.C., episode. My mother and I went to Washington, and I was speaking on the steps of Capitol Hill, meeting with all the senators and legislators, and really just doing my advocacy work. The whole [experience] was just so special and loving and surreal.

You said on the show that you felt like you’ve only lived for other people. In what ways were you able to make this wedding and experience entirely your own?

That neon carnival was definitely, like, my special touch on the wedding that tied the whole thing into what I envisioned. But just being able to plan the wedding with my mom was so much fun. Carter was also amazing—he was just so responsible and supportive throughout the process in so many ways.

You expressed doubts about marrying Carter ahead of the wedding. Where was your mind at during that time?

I was just under a lot of stress, and it had nothing to do with Carter. My sister said that most all brides experience this feeling. Marriage is something that’s really important to me and something I don’t take lightly—and this was also my first time actually getting married. So I was extremely exhausted and getting emotional about all of it. It was also during New York Fashion Week where I was on a nonstop schedule, so I just had to deal with me being stressed.

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Would you say that your relationship with Carter has had a hand in nurturing your more authentic celebrity persona in recent years?

Yes. There was this big mask that I built to protect myself from the trauma that I had experienced from when I was a teenager, where I wanted to build this fantasy life and this character around myself. Then after doing The Simple Life for so many years, I just got so used to it. But with Carter, I was finally able to have those walls that I had strung in my heart come down. He made me feel so loved and safe and confident enough to show who I truly am.

The truth will set you free, and it will make you feel amazing.

I think it’s important for people to be vulnerable and real, because life isn’t perfect, and it’s inspiring for anyone to know that it’s okay to talk about things like that. It’s been such a healing experience and so empowering hearing from others who’ve experienced the same thing. The truth will set you free, and it will make you feel amazing.

What new vulnerable sides of Paris are we getting to see on Paris in Love specifically?

On this show, you really get to see that I’m just a bride who’s stressed out and planning things—but also this beautiful love story. This is my fairy tale that I finally found. When I was single on This Is Paris, my other documentary, I was talking with my sister and I was like, “I don’t know if I’ll ever trust anyone.” And my sister said, “You need to find your equal.” And I found him. I’m so grateful because he is just the most incredible man and partner and best friend and everything I could ever dream of.

In this show, you can really just see that he loves me. I’m so proud of how the show has turned out. Hearing all the feedback from the fans has made me really happy that I did it.

This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.

This article originally appeared in Harper’s BAZAAR US