Miranda Lambert's Wedding Gown: Chosen for Good Luck!

06/02/2011 at 10:30 AM ET

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When planning her wedding to country star Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert had the perfect dress in mind — and didn’t have to look far to find it. “The first time I heard her talking about it, she said, ‘My mom and dad have had a great long marriage and it must have been good luck for them, so I want to start my marriage wearing the same dress my mom had on,'” recalls Lambert’s publicist and wedding planner Kathy Best. “It was all about the lasting love her parents had, and that was very important to her.” Once Lambert slipped into the Gunne Sax dress, she knew she’d found the one. “It was a very tearful moment the day we first tried it on,” Lambert’s mom, Bev, tells PEOPLE Country. “She’s like, ‘I’m not even going to try another dress on. This is it Mom. There’s no other dress that would fit me better or mean more to me than this dress.’ It was stunning on her.” The gown, which Bev wore during her 1979 nuptials, had been tucked inside a cedar chest for more than 30 years, so Lambert gave it a little updating, adding a small train of the same fabric to the end, but otherwise leaving the spaghetti-strap, off-white frock untouched. During the couple’s wedding ceremony, Lambert’s family pastor explained the significance of the dress, and at the barnyard reception, the newlyweds displayed photos of their parents at their own weddings — including a shot of Bev in the Gunne Sax gown. “It was perfect,” Best adds. “And [Miranda] was just beautiful.” For more on Lambert and Shelton’s wedding and all your favorite country stars — and for free music downloads! — pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE Country or check out people.com/free. –Reporting by Danielle Anderson

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Tammy on

That was really classy of her. I will never understand why anyone would want to spend thousands of dollars to wear a dress a few hours. It makes a lot more sense to wear a dress that has meaning. The more I read about Miranda, the more I like her.

TN on

Thats so great she wore her mom’s wedding dress. What a moment that must of been for the two of them when Miranda put it on.

Natalie on

They are a beautiful couple, and both seem normal—a rarity in Hollyweird! ;)

Jen on

How wonderful that she wore her mother’s dress. I wish I could have worn my mom’s and hope my daughter wears mine some day. They are a great couple. I wish them all the best in their marriage.

Nichole on

What a lovely story.

1 Will Clark Fan on

One lucky gal she is. Dress so pretty as well as the bride. She is sure lucky to have the groom she has. So hansome. Best wishes to the new couple.

Jill on

Aww, how nice. They’ll last a long time!…Hopefully!

Jordan on

“They are a beautiful couple, and both seem normal—a rarity in Hollyweird! ;)

– Natalie on June 2nd, 2011″

They’re a Nashville couple… Nashville doesn’t breed too much weird ;)

Sarah S. on

I think that’s so sweet and sentimental–I love it! That’s great that it was in such good shape for her to wear. Kudos to her for recycling!

Pat on

A very pretty dress for a pretty lady. Blake is a lucky guy.

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