Courtesy 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.”
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