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

I love her AND her style!!! :0)

Darlene Brown on

I watched her all the way through on AMERICAN IDOL. My favorite show of all time. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE HAPPY COUPLE. MAY GOD BLESS YOUR MARRIAGE LIKE HE HAS MINE. Crystal,
I think you are fantastic. Keep singing because EVERYONE I know loves your voice. YOU are a special person. It shows through your voice.

jack on

I was not going to say anything but the more i thought about it i feel i have to. Dedddd you are an idiot.

mardi Berry on

To Debbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb~

You must be a sad soul, that is the only way to explain your immaturity and hate! Have you ever met Crystal? Have you ever spoken to her? My guess is no. Judge what you don’t know, if you must. It gives the rest of us a good laugh…

Scott on

I knew the first time I saw Crystal that she was genuine. Debbbb Crystal is being who she is and not trying to be a phony pop star. You must be insecure or you wouldn’t be hating people you don’t know.

Lilly on

I can’t wait to see the rest of the dress. It sounds beautiful!!!

Kim on

Gee Debbbb from page 1; Bitter much?

Would like to see a photo of the front of the dress. The back is pretty.

Nachosmom on

I give it six months….at best.

respect on

you’re not five years old debbb or however you want o spell that.
if you’re going to say something then say it in maybe a less negative way phrase it differently and stop saying LOLOLOLOLOL you sound like an immature teenager. and this coming from a 14 year old, makes you look even worse.
please, grow up and act your age, and if you are going to be a little ***** and talk that way, then don’t come back and respond to the comments. you obviously don’t have enough things to keep you occupied in life so you start online fights. notice how I didn’t say “you have no life” but I phrased it differently to make it sound nicer? yeah, you could learn from that

jada on

Debbb you are a LOSER and sad individual !! The dress is gorgeous and she is beautiful. I think it is wonderful that anyone chooses to go organic and is earth and envirnomentally aware. I guess I am a hippie as I have to wear hemp and all our fabrics in our home are made from hemp due to allergies. Gees what a concept to be aware how precious are planet is.

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