Exclusive: Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds's Romantic Wedding in Charleston
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are no strangers to a sea of cameras aimed at them. The actors, known for their roles in Gossip Girl and The Proposal, respectively, among others, live their lives in the spotlight. In fact, they even met on the set of The Green Lantern. But when they decided to marry, they wanted to celebrate in privacy—and in style. The couple called on our editors at Martha Stewart Weddings to help them pull off their special day. And while they remain protective of images of them on their most heartfelt occasion, they graciously let us share pictures of the elements we created together. Click through this gallery for a sneak peek of Blake Lively's wedding dress and bouquet, their cake, their dessert table (Blake's an avid baker), and more!
Weddings' style director Kate Berry created Blake Lively's lush bouquet of pink jasmine, andromeda, dusty miller, and blushing bride hydrangea. She dipped select petals in subtle rose-gold glitter to play up the embroidery of the same color on the bride's couture ballgown by Marchesa.
The Dessert Table
An avid cook, crafter, and baker, Blake envisioned an abundant dessert table overflowing with their favorite treats. The focal point was their vanilla-and-sour-cream wedding cake with peach-apricot preserves and Earl Grey-milk chocolate buttercream made by Maggie Austin Cake in Alexandria, Virginia.
On the dessert table, s'mores bars by Bakehouse Charleston were contained in pretty wrappers.
Guests enjoyed blueberry cheesecake tartlets by Caviar & Bananas in Charleston.
Another dessert table option was tiny lemon tartlets with meringue toppings by Caviar & Bananas in Charleston.
Various pates de fruits from La Maison du Chocolat tempted guests.
Mini strawberry shortcakes by Caviar & Bananas in Charleston.
Location: Boone Hall Plantation
Chef: Mike Lata of Fig
Calligraphy: Elizabeth Porcher Jones
Music: Debut (843-478-1956)
Rentals: Ooh! Events; Snyder Event Rentals
Bride's Gown and Bridesmaid Dresses: Marchesa
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Groom and Groomsmen's Suits: Burberry
Bride's Hair: Rod Ortega of Solo Artists
Bride's Makeup: Elaine Offers of Exclusive Artists
Bouquet Ribbon: Hyman Hendler & Sons
Ceremony Furniture: Aidan Gray
Silhouette Artist: Patti Rishforth of Heart Paper Scissors
Guest Book: Graphic Image
Parasols: Paper Lantern Store
Paper Elements: Laurie Cinotto; ForYourParty.com
Popcorn: The Hampton Popcorn Company
Popcorn Boxes: Oriental Trading Company
Kids' Table Decor: AdoraWools
Flower Girl Headpieces: Bhldn
Candles: Colonial Candles
Metal Leaves: Restoration Hardware
Menu Cards: Lettered Olive
Couple's Photographer: Guy Aroch
Couple's Videographer: Bryan Rowland
DJ: Korey Richey of Dockside Studio
Security: David Burke of Tectus Security Services
Whistler: Eric Gilliland (William Morris Endeavour)
Bar Service: Snyder Bar Service
Getaway Car: Compass Transportation
Letterpressed Cards: (for silhouettes) Sesame Letterpress
Ice Pops: King Of Pops
Wooden Baskets: Bake Deco
Jumbo Block Game: Tumbling Towers
Hexagonal Terrariums and Bird Cages: HomArt; Terrain “Trinket Box” Terrarium
Glass Dome, Display Cabinets, and Pillar Holders: Roost
Chocolate apricots: Nuts.com
Wood Plaques: Walnut Hollow
Metallic Spray Paint: Design Master (jamaligarden.com)
Cake Stand: William Yeoward Crystal
Open-Weave Fabric: Grayline Linen
Muffin Cups: Qualita
Parfaits: Caviar & Bananas