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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FC on

Bridezillas try to stand out so everyone can see them. That’s exactly what she is doing. Just because she’s being non-standard doesn’t mean she’s not a bridezilla.

I wonder how much it cost her to have this kind of dress specially designed for her. A one carat ruby costs twice as much as a one carat diamond, if it’s a deep red color.

Debbbb on

LOL…it worked you guys all feel for it. Can’t believe how angry you ppl got? LOL..this is AMEICA, I can post anything I want just like you guys did. Have a great day, I am ;-)
BTW a lot of hippy are now conservative republicans, they grew up and realizied they need jobs, LOL.

Jane on

Why be haters? If you don’t like them, just go away.

Sooo Rich on

Such an adorable looking couple. I love her hippie-ish look and ideas. Loved the idea from back in the 60’s and 70’s and still love it now…and I’m sure it’s been around since the beginning of time. She looks great. She is still her own person with that style. Peace, man :)

Debbbb on

Megan, Kim, & FC…LOL that you guys are honest and feel free to post! unlike all the clecbs arse kissers gals who posted..I like the way some said “peace love, etc, then wish me pain or called me the “HATER” LOL….
Keep it coming girls!

teri on

We met her this summer during a Ford event and she is the most down to earth, at ease entertainer I have ever had the pleasure of meeting/talking with…wishing her and Brian and Tony the best…beautiful soul blessed with a fantastic voice and musical talent.

Debbbb on

Oh yeah and get on me for the spelling of DEBBBB and other type-o’s! bring it..

Amy on

@ Debbbb – Thanks for confirming that you are, in fact, a troll.

Ron54911 on

Crystal is just being Crystal, She hasn’t changed from day 1. It’s not an act so get used to it. Oh ya Debbbb Idon’t think she has to worry about getting a job. LOL

claudia on

Hey Debbb,

Bitter Much?

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