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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Marie on

Peace Debbbb Peace! :)

Kiki on

It’s her wedding and her style. She can wear what she wants. I’m not a hippie but most of the stuff you see on Say Yes to the Dress are gaudy and tacky. I wouldn’t wear her dress but I like that it’s different. As for stealing from Janis Joplin well wake up. Everyone steals from other decades. Just ask my niece and her leg warmers.

SHar on

I think she looks fabulous. She is staying true to who she is and no one should knock her for that.

babs on

Congrats to the BEAUTIFUL couple. Your gown is soo beautiful Crystal. Just like you. Keep spreading the love and positive vibe my dear. This old world sure needs it amongst all the hate.

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Vicki on

I think she looks beautiful, I enjoy her talents and her freshness… We need more people like her in the media……. Debbb, I sure hope your day improves

Summer on

Wow, they look gorgeous……and Debbbb……peace and love and being environmentally conscientious is EVERYONE’S generation. Wow….don’t be a hater, be an appreciater.

Beccamore on

Tony is her son from another relationship.

chap on

This is exactly the type of dress and wedding my future daughter in law and son will have, they too are very earthy, bohemian, hippie tpye people, and by the way they are great people. congrats to crystal and brian, hope you both will be very happy. always be yourself!!!!!!

Jane on

They are adorable!

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