Rachael Ray wanted something special for her magical vow renewal to husband of 10 years, John Cusimano, and found that in designer Reem Acra.
On Sept. 19, Ray and Cusimano celebrated their love once again at Castello di Velona, the Tuscan castle where the two were first married in 2005.
“I just wanted Reem to be happy,” Ray revealed to People. “She’s the pro when it comes to that, and I have so much respect for her.”
“I was thinking ’60s-looking, kind of vintage vibe and so was she. After that, I was like ‘Whatever you want to do.’ I’m so not that kind of girl. I’d much rather be in pajamas. I let the pros take over. If it’s not the kitchen, I’m not that bossy,” she deadpanned.
The finished product was a gorgeous lace, heavily-embellished tea-length dress.
“The dress was very lovely. A little itchy, cause I don’t wear fancy lace gowns or lacy lingerie, and the whole dress was lace. So I was a little itchy twitchy I have to say, but I loved it!
“She was so lovely. I surprised her; she said ‘I want to try your tabbouleh,’ so I made her a huge, huge Israeli feast for lunch,” said Ray of her payback to the designer.
Acra did, however, make sure to add lots of embellishments to the design, which was one of Ray’s favorite parts of the dress.
Although she loved the dress and the meaning behind her special ceremony, Ray reportedly could not wait to take the designer original off!
“I cannot tell a lie, as soon as the ceremony and the festivities were over, I did go and put on my nightgown pretty quickly,” she laughed.
“In fact, on my wedding night, my friends gave me a beautiful Cosabella nightie set and I put it on, and I came out and my husband cracked up laughing. He laughed so hard he was doubled over. He’s like, ‘Who are you? Go put your pajamas on; you look ridiculous,'” she revealed.
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