Ricki Lake's Wedding Dress: All the Dreamy Details

Here's an inside look of what went into creating Ricki Lake's gorgeous wedding dress. Swoon!

Ricki Lake’s Wedding Dress: All the Dreamy Details

Here’s an inside look of what went into creating Ricki Lake’s gorgeous wedding dress. Swoon!

-Lucia Peters

Ricki Lake wedding dress

Earlier this week, talk show host extraordinaire Ricki Lake surprised us all by revealing that she had eloped over the weekend. In a super secret ceremony on Sunday, Ricki tied the knot with normal, everyday (and therefore awesome) dude Christian Evans. Congrats, you two lovebirds!

But naturally, what we’re all REALLY interested in is Ricki’s wedding gown—and luckily for us, People has an inside look at what went into creating this dream of a dress. Interestingly, instead of going with a big-name wedding dress designer—Vera Wang, etc.—Ricki went with someone near and dear to her heart: Dancing With the Stars designer Daniela Gschwendtner, who dressed Ricki in all the fabulous costumes she appeared in during her season on the show. “They made me feel like a princess every week that I danced,” Ricki told People; “I had no doubt that Daniela was going to create something that would show me off the best and make me feel beautiful, and she did.”

Ricki Lake wedding dress sketch

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After a couple of secret consultations, Daniela combined some of Ricki’s favorite styles to create the silhouette of the gown. “We went with something that was half a summer dress and half a wedding gown,” the designer said. The result something “very soft” and “very romantic.” We like!

The color of the dress ended up being quite unique, with one side of it being a very light peach and the other being cream, with a darker peach accent at the waist to tie it all together. The gown also included a corset—at Ricki’s request. “Not heavy-duty or uncomfortable,” Daniela said, “but one to give a little shape.”

Be sure to catch more pictures of this gorgeous gown in the current issue of People.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.

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