READ MORE - Paris Hilton was not invited to Nicole Richie's wedding

Newlywed Nicole Richie has explained why she did not invite her former best friend Paris Hilton to her wedding.

She implied that the pair are no longer close. Her husband, Joel Madden and herself decided that they would only invite people that they loved to the ceremony.

She told In magazine, “We only wanted to celebrate with the people who we love and who care about us."

Richie and Madden have two children, Harlow, 2, and 15-month-old Sparrow.  They were married at Lionel Richie’s Beverly Hills estate.

Nicole said her father is overjoyed by their union. She said “My dad calls Joel my Prince Charming. And that's what he is!"

Richie also told the  magazine that she was really happy to have her children play a part in the ceremony.

She said “Joel let me organize my dream wedding. Harlow didn't sprinkle the flowers, she just kept putting handfuls of them on the floor. Sparrow was the ring-bearer."