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. And while they remain protective of images of them on their most heartfelt occasion, they let us share pictures of some of the details. 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!

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The Bouquet

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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.

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The Dessert Table

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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.

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S'mores Bars

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On the dessert table, s'mores bars by Bakehouse Charleston were contained in pretty wrappers.

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Espresso Beans

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Gold foil cupcake liners held coffee-and-cream espresso beans from Nuts.com.

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Mini Tarts

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Guests enjoyed blueberry cheesecake tartlets by Caviar & Bananas in Charleston.

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Lemon Tarts

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Another dessert table option was tiny lemon tartlets with meringue toppings by Caviar & Bananas in Charleston.

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Fruit Jellies

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Various pates de fruits from La Maison du Chocolat tempted guests.

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Little Cakes

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Mini strawberry shortcakes by Caviar & Bananas in Charleston.

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The Gown


Blake's cloudlike silk tulle gown by Marchesa featured a fitted bodice, illusion crystal beading on the shoulders, and rose-gold embroidery. Jeweler Lorraine Schwartz forged Ryan and Blake's wedding bands.

Photograph by Guy Aroch.

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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: Adorawool

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)

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Sources Continued


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

Almonds: Koppers

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

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