It took two weeks to construct the couture, handmade gown Chrissy Metz wore for her role as Kate Pearson on This Is Us

The This Is Us season two finale delivered some of the Pearson family’s most heartwarming moments so far. At the top of the list? Kate’s wedding to Toby.

Chrissy Metz said her vows as Kate Pearson on the hit NBC family drama during a gorgeous garden ceremony while wearing a custom, handmade couture wedding gown created by This Is Us costume designer Hala Bahmet.

“I explored several different design ideas and have a variety of sketches [with the help of sketch artist Jacqueline Wazir],” Bahmet told PeopleStyle. “Because the wedding was outdoors I wanted elements of nature represented in the design of the dress and a natural cascading bouquet.”

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The gown’s fabrics included French embroidered and beaded lace, which was specifically selected to complement the outdoor ceremony.

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“The French lace fabric I chose has a vine motif running through it in addition to floral elements,” she said.

Credit: Jacqueline Wazir.

To bring some glamour to the look — which ultimately took two weeks to construct — Bahmet “added a lot of additional beading to the bodice and along the front flounce (all sewn by hand) for more all-over sparkle.”

Before making the actual gown Metz would wear on the show, Bahmet said, “We created a mockup dress in a less expensive fabric to work out the design details.”

When it came time to film the emotional episode, Metz wanted to make sure every detail of Kate’s look was meaningful. The actress wore a pale blue manicure featuring her TV father Jack Pearson’s initials painted on two fingers.

“When we were planning Kate’s wedding look, I knew I wanted to do something special,” Metz wrote. “Honoring the beautiful relationship Jack and Kate always had, I decided to have his initials close to my heart. The nail color was my something blue.”

Want to recreate the same shade? Metz’s team used a mix of OPI’s “It’s a Boy” and “Funny Bunny” for the custom mani color.