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Crystal Bowersox's Wedding Dress and Ring Details Revealed

10/13/2010 at 12:00 PM ET

Bob Berg

When Crystal Bowersox announced her engagement to fellow musician and longtime friend Brian Walker last month, she promised to be anything but the typical bridezilla — and from her unique earth-friendly dress to her diamond-free wedding ring, the season 9 American Idol runner-up seems to have stayed true to her word. The bride wore an organic, hemp and cotton wedding gown from Vermont designer Tara Lynn to exchange her vows on Sunday at the Chicago café where she first met Walker six years ago, saying ‘I do’ with a 1.1-carat princess cut ruby ring designed by Walker and crafted by Chicago’s Traci Coughlin and Steve Quick Jewelers. “There are no diamonds to be found as we don’t believe in the violence and injustice that occurs within the diamond trade industry,” Bowersox tells PEOPLE. “Both rings feature the masonry symbol, an infinity 8, and the Sanskrit symbol for the sound ‘om’ and a personal design that for us represents three: Brian, Crystal, and Tony.” As for her one of a kind wedding dress? “The gown is a simple princess line with an open back; a machine-knit hemp twine strap crisscrosses in back,” says designer, Tara Lynn. And new bride Bowersox couldn’t have been more pleased with the results. “I gave Tara Lynn the base ideas of what I wanted, and in three weeks, she created a beautiful gown made of hemp and cotton, with a handmade macramé and bead sunflower design on the front,” Crystal tells PEOPLE. “The train of the dress is a handmade design of hemp twine, sea shells, and beads, some of which came from pieces of sentimental jewelry.” Read more details on Crystal’s intimate Chicago wedding in the current issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday. –Gillian Koenig; reporting by Marisa Laudadio

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JLD on

Bitter much Debbbb? I’ve got news for you, at some point it is GUARANTEED that YOU also were a “carbon copy” of someone or some style. It happens with every, single generation so get over it.

WalkerSoxFan on

Every party has a downer that’s why we invited you Debbbie Downer, Debbie Downer…anyway

Crystal and Brian look fantastic. Good for them for being conscious of the environment and appreciating all of the natural elements in life. One thing I have always loved about Crystal – how natural she is and how she supports causes in which she believes, even in her own life.

Best wishes for much happiness to their new family.

K on

Crystal has changed quite a bit since AI. I knew her before that experience. She is talented and I wish her the best, but she is not as genuine as you all think. And definately not very grateful to those who have helped her along the way. Also, I wonder why this guy, that she was “friends” with before, decided to marry her now that she has the potential for earning big money… Interesting wouldn’t you say? I hope she knows what she is doing with this relationship.

Iknow on

I know some things about Crystal that would shock you. But she is a fairly decent girl so I won’t tell. How do I know? Remember early in Idol when the net was “a buzz” with the fact she had a BDSM aunt in Ohio? Well I dated aunt Cynthia.

Louise Gibson on

Congratulations Crystal and Brian. The picture above tells a very beautiful story, Love……
All your fans including me are wishing you both all the Happiness possible. Crystal you look absolutely beautiful. You are a beautiful couple and will make a wonderful home for that little boy. I love your sense of knowing what you want and who you are. It is so refreshing. We are so ready for your music. I hope you have a special TV show coming soon. We need to see and hear you. God Bless.

Michael Teach on

Without a doubt the most beautiful and natural wedding dress I have ever seen. It was an honor to officiate their wedding.

“The Right Reverend” Michael Teach
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Margie on

Why are you paying so much attention to Debbbbbb it is just her opinion ..you have lost what is important ..well wishes to the happy couple…

Tab on

Okay she isn’t a wanna be hippie she has been her whole life. God people are so cruel.

gailo on

WOW! Crystal/Brian you make such a beautiful couple! Crystal you’re beautiful, and Brian..what a handsome man you are! So happy for you both, T is very lucky!!

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