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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KIA on

I love this dress.. it is wonderful.. nice to see someone staying true to their word about being crulty free.. it is great that someone is showing that Hemp can be used for so many different things.. GO Crystal!

Pam on

I am from the hippie era that is just a name they gave anyone that dared to be different..same today as back then people want to judge you and tell you how you should act, what to wear etc…..shame on Debb for being one of those kind….live, love and mind your own business….and congrats to the couple I think she looks wonderful

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Jo-Ann on

Congrats to Crystal and Brian! I wish them all the happiness in the world! I love the fact that Crystal is true to her beliefs, and I think she looked beautiful on her wedding day! Best of luck to the WalkerSox family!

judy hooten on

I think she out done herself.. the whole thinbg was a crystal herself she knew what she wanted and it all came to her in the way we all knew it would AWSOME….. YOUR FANS LOVE YOU CRYSTAL…

justjude on

My faith in humanity is restored as I read these
great posts that refuse to tolerate the mean
minded haters.
Crystle lives by her values and walks the walk of
someone who really cares about her impact on this
Who knew her fashion of earth friendly materials
would be so lovely….like a breath of fresh air.
Millions more like her could just save this
planet from certain destruction.
My best wishes to her and to brian and I know
tony and any other children she may have will
inherit a better safer world!!

Juliet on

Dear Crystal & Brian,

What a Beautiful Wedding the two of you had! And how absolutely stunning are you in that one-of-a-kind Wedding Dress! WOW! I suppose that is fitting, because YOU, dearest Crystal, ARE a one-of-a-kind of lady!

You, Brian, and little Tony will always remain within my heart and within my Prayers… and your Dad, too! May God Bless you with more precious gifts on your lifelong journey together as a Family. The WalkerSox Family! HEY! Not a bad sounding TV Show, or Movie??!!! hee hee!

I Love You Crystal Bowersox! I Love EVERYTHING about you! Rock It On in your future music endeavors and may this World Rock with you! I know that I will be! :D

With Love & Admiration,

~ Juliet ~
RockinSox Fan #1
Papa Van Fan #16
MamaSox Fan #261
Crystal Bowersox Fan-For-LIFE!

kenny j on

Congrat’ to Crystal & Brian.
Crystal You look GREAT!!!

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katie sue on

mamasox good jobe u married a handsome guy and ur dress is soooo pretty go live ur life PLEASE MOVE INTO ELLISTON AGIAN

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