Ralph Lauren on Designing Daughter's Wedding Dress: 'Nothing Was Perfect'

05/19/2011 at 06:00 PM ET

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When your dad is Ralph Lauren, finding a wedding dress designer is a no-brainer. But developing that perfect design can be a daunting task for everyone involved. Such was the case for candy store mogul Dylan Lauren, who’s getting married next month. “I had to do something that was better than ever before,” the father of the bride told Oprah Winfrey Wednesday during an exclusive interview. “That’s the only daughter I have. I wanted to just give her something that she’d really treasure, give her something that would be really amazing, and I wanted her to feel fantastic.” After consulting with wife Ricky, as well as Dylan, Ralph went through “a few drawings” in hopes of pleasing the bride. “Nothing was perfect,” he said. “Ricky looked at the first drawing and said, ‘Ralph, that’s not Dylan. I think she should have this and should have this.'” Ralph, who shed tears while he spoke of his daughter’s big day, ultimately made the bride very happy, though. “I may not take off the dress after the wedding,” Dylan joked. “I told my fiancé I may sleep in it, I may wear it the next day. It’s really beautiful. It’s stunning.” This isn’t the only big project Ralph has in the pipeline; he’s also designing the wedding dress of his daughter-in-law-to-be, FEED founder Lauren Bush. Tell us: Who is your dream wedding dress designer? Kate Hogan

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I think it is awesome when there is a family member who can contribute something extra special like that!! When I got married last summer my grandfather, who is a retired minister and baptized me when I was a baby, performed the ceremony. It was truly that incredible special moment I will never forget and that made our wedding my dream day.
Congrats to Dylan and her fiancee and the whole family :)

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