They have only been dating for about a year, but Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds pulled off one of the most spectacular secret weddings of all time this weekend!
The newlyweds married in historic Charleston, South Carolina, a favourite destination for the couple, who met last year while filming Green Lantern.
Lively, 25, wore a one-of-a-kind Marchesa bridal ballgown, featuring a hand-draped silk tuller bodice adorned with crystal and rose gold embroidery, according to designer pals Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig.
Bridesmaids wore their own custom Marchesa blush silk chiffon gowns featuring crystal embroidered detail.
Reynolds, 35, and his groomsmen wore specially-designed Burberry suits with custom leather suspenders.
The couple organised the super secret ceremony for 70-odd guests with Martha Stewart’s wedding gurus.
“Ryan and Blake opted for an intimate, personalized party, gathering their immediate and extended family at a rustic barn in South Carolina,” Stewart’s Weddings website said. “Ryan, who has been a long-time fan of Charleston, chose to mark this special occasion in one of his favorite towns.”
Their $3,000 wedding cake was driven eight hours across three states to the venue.
The ceremony was followed by a “fun-filled carnival hour” and elegant reception, with Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine giving a live performance.
“It was amazing,” the bride’s brother Jason Lively, 44, said. “I traveled all around the country and rented cars from out of state to keep it under wraps. I think they did a good job. It was spectacular.”
Reynolds was previously married to Scarlett Johansson for two years and following their divorce in late 2010 stated he would never get married – guess he hadn’t met the right Gossip Girl!
Congratulations to the happy couple!