Melissa Gilbert's Red Wedding Dress: All the Details!

04/26/2013 at 10:07 AM ET

Kiernan Shipka dresses, styleCourtesy Melissa Gilbert

When Melissa Gilbert wed Thirtysomething star Timothy Busfield Wednesday, all eyes were on the beautiful bride — partly because she was glowing with happiness, and partly because her striking red dress commanded attention.

“The dress! It was quite a search,” Gilbert tells PEOPLE. “The moment I saw it, I knew … and the color spoke volumes. Passion, fire, love: Red says all of those things to me.”

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The strapless design, featuring a fitted bodice and a softly draped, tiered skirt, was found at Morgane Le Fay in Santa Monica. It offset the Little House on the Prairie star’s fiery red locks.

And now Gilbert loves the dress for more than just its aesthetics: “The dress will always hold our precious, precious memories,” she says.

Tell us: Would you wear red for your wedding? What do you think of Gilbert’s gown?

–Alex Apatoff, reporting by Julie Jordan

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Pat Green on

Great look!

Yolee on

I think she looks positively beautiful. I myself have always dreamed of being married in a red gown. I think its just as she said it signifies love. I wish them both a lifetime of happiness.

Caroline on

Read Melissa’s autobiography “Prairie Tale.” She seriously cannot go one week without a man in her life. After 6 on-and-off years with Rob Lowe, he dumped her and she married her first husband after knowing him only a few weeks. After she dumped him, she immediately started dating Bruce Boxleitner. I think her book destroyed their marriage. She never got over Rob Lowe. After Bruce supposedly dumped her, she immediately started dating some French biker guy full of tattoos. After he dumped her, she immediately dated Timothy and they got engaged after only a few weeks. They have 6 marriages between them. Her face is so messed up from too much botox, 3 nose jobs, fillers, and her DDD implants are ridiculous on her small stature. Melissa’s adopted father was married 12 times, her mom was married 4 times. I doubt this marriage will last either. She seems bipolar. Reading her book, it’s sad she dumped her first son on his father in Texas and wasn’t much of a mother to him. Second son looks like a train-wreck!

Life goes on on

Its laughable, its her 3 rd marriage who cares. She is one of these women, who cannot stand being without a man. How long will it last this time ?

Allison on

Definately NOT her best look. Red dress with clashing fake red hair doesnt play up her looks at all. Think a lighter dress with better detail would have been more flattering. And at OUR age…sleeveless (unless you have great arms) is not recommended.

Lorraine on

I love Melissa but she doesn’t look very happy. Rather disguised more than pleased. what’s up with that?

Sheri on

What’s up with this picture? The dress is gorgeous but she isn’t even smiling. Isn’t one supposed to be beaming on their wedding day? Very strange.

Kathleen on

To each his own. Long as I don’t have to buy her wedding gifts, lol

Suzanne on

What’s with the negative energy on this page? A wedding is a blessed event in one’s life regardless of how many times one does it. And for you losers that are bagging on her about this being her third marriage she was married the 1st time for 4 yrs, the 2nd time for 16 yrs. It’s not like she’s jumping from man to man

jeanmarieok on

She looks great – it’s a beautiful dress. And seriously, it’s a third wedding, she can’t exactly wear a traditional gown!

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