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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SS on

her dress is very beautiful and unique, best of luck to all of them.

Anita on

Obviously Kim and Debbb have never heard the phrase “if you can’t say something nice, don’t say it at all”. Crystal looks great and congrats to her and her new hubby.

Kylie on

Hey Debbbbbb, even in “Ameica” you can’t really say what you want. If you incite violence or perpetuate hatred as per the policy on this site you will be removed or banned. Freedom of speech would only really apply if you created your own site controlled the moderation. But thanks for clearing up that you are a troll who is just out to rub people the wrong way…classy lady.

BobaFett on

She looks beautiful and happy. That’s all that matters

Jen on

Being a “hippy” is more than just a style deb. It’s a state of mind. Just because the 60’s came and went, doesn’t mean that the peaceful state of mind is gone too. Maybe she feels connected to this lifestyle and it is no one else’s place to judge. Live and let live all!

Kevin on

WOW!! Poor Debbb is sorry she got out of bed today!! HYSTERICAL!!! You all tell her how it is!! HAA!! Crystal is orginal…let it be I say!!

Jackie on

Debbb-ie Downer…. ** Cue SNL music ** *Whuuaaaa Whhaaaa*…

Deltamama on

I don’t know who she is b/c I don’t watch the show but I LOVE the dress!Beautiful and unique.

Gotta put in my 2 cents Debbbbb:
Hippie’s never left and will never go away! I’ve been labeled a flower child/hippie my whole life and I am proud to say I am very much my own person with my own style, seemingly like Mrs. Bowersox. She is making an attempt to make this world a better and more beautiful place. What have you done lately debbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb

Jen on

Being a “hippy” is more than just a style Debbb. Just because the 60’s came and went doesn’t mean that the state of mind went with it. Maybe she feels connected to that era and that state of mind. Live and let live all!

noneofyourbusiness on

I guess freedom of speach does not apply here.

Maybe all of Crystal’s hippie pot smoking non leg shaving friends signed on to attack anyone that does not think she looks stunning in her hacked up garage sale looking wedding dress.

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