FEED founder Lauren said she exchanged ideas with Ralph casually before their first official design meeting at his studio this past June.
She also commented on her fascination with watching the design process: “Any experience of a girl picking out her wedding dress is amazing. But I have to say it was really special to work with [husband David Lauren's] dad, to see him in action with his team.”
Lauren then described the beautiful creation itself: “It isn’t Victorian exactly. I wanted something modern as well, so there is the high-necked collar and puffed shoulders with the large open back.”
The top layer of the dress was made of tulle in antique ivory, and it took nearly 100 craftspeople more than 3,000 hours to hand-embroider the tulle with motifs of flowers and Renaissance-era scroll designs in ivory silk and metallic thread, Swarovski Elements crystals and off-white pearl beads.
The wedding took place in a 200-year-old barn on Ralph’s Double RL Ranch in Colorado.