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Wedding Confidential: Cynthia Rowley Made Her Own Wedding Dress... the Day Before Her Wedding

Cynthia Rowley and Bill Powers do a little post-wedding trampoline jumping
Cynthia Rowley and Bill Powers do a little post-wedding trampoline jumping

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It's Weddings Week here on Racked, and in celebration we've asked some of our favorite designers to share the details on their very own weddings. Today, Cynthia Rowley shares the downside to making your own dress, why she'd choose heels over flats, and her advice to all the brides-to-be out there.

Racked: Where was the engagement ring you offered/received from? Any special significance?
Cynthia Rowley: We had given each other skull rings made by the artist Tim Noble and Sue Webster, but not at all related to any kind of commitment. Then later (after we had a baby) Bill [Powers] popped the question at the Taj Mahal.

Racked: In hindsight, which of your registered gifts turned out to be the best? 
CR: We asked that no one give us gifts, and that people donate a little something to their favorite charity.

Racked: What's the best wedding etiquette tip you can share?
CR: Be extremely grateful that friends and family have given up a night, and possibly traveled far, to help celebrate your special day.

Racked: When it comes to wedding shoes, would you say go for comfort or style? 
CR: Always, no matter what, go for style.

Racked: Who made your wedding dress?
CR: I made my own dress the day after my spring runway show—which was also the day before my wedding.

Racked: Do you have an all-time favorite iconic wedding dress? 
CR: My favorite wedding dress wasn't a wedding dress at all: Bianca Jagger's white suit.

Racked: Any wedding planning advice for the brides-to-be out there?
CR: First and foremost make it fun and memorable?which usually has nothing to do with the color of the tablecloths, or the types of flowers in the centerpieces.
· Wedding Confidential: Designer Lauren Moffatt on Her Dress, Her Shoes, and Her Advice for All the Brides out There [Racked]
· All Weddings Week coverage [Racked]