Jessica Biel in Elle

Jessica Biel looks fashion-forward on the cover of Elle magazine. Inside, the actress opened up about being Mrs. Timberlake.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard about Biel’s romantic Italian nuptials to now-hubby Justin Timberlake. The actress spoke to Elle about her wedding dress. “I wanted the dress to be very romantic and feminine and a shape that I very rarely wear. I have never been crazy about all-white wedding dresses, for me at least. [Giambattista Valli] had created that same fabric in a fuschia-and-pink combination for a dress in a previous collection, and I asked him if he could create that same pattern in a white combination, and he suggested pink. It was a bit of a leap of faith at the time, but it turned out better than I could have ever imagined. [Putting it on], I felt like I had made the right choice. I felt elegant. And it moved like a dream.”

Now that she’s a married woman, that doesn’t mean she and Timberlake have traditional gender roles. “He bakes pies. He’s Southern, so he’s got all this influence from his grandma. He does a three-layer pie…and blueberry crunch cake, which is pretty unbelievable. It doesn’t happen all that often, thank God. Otherwise, it would be a big problem.”

Read more in the latest issue of Elle.