How do you celebrate a one-year wedding anniversary if you're one of Hollywood's hottest couples? With a low-key lunch at a famous Southern eatery, of course!
That's exactly what lovebirds Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively did in honor of their wedding anniversary Monday when they were spotted enjoying a meal at Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room in Savannah, Ga. The couple secretly wed Sept. 9 at Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., last year.
Over the weekend, the gorgeous duo paid tribute to their top secret nuptials in Charleston, S.C., where an eyewitness tells E! News the couple dined at The Ordinary restaurant while seated in the raw bar.
An eyewitness tells E! News the couple was very sweet and super excited, adding they were not bothered by any of the patrons. Blake and Ryan dined on the eatery's signature dishes, including oyster sliders, baked oysters and steamed clams.
"It was a pretty low-key romantic evening," the insider said.
The following day, the blonde beauty was seen at local art store Shop Scad in Savannah, Ga., where she was photographed wearing a lace white Nightcap dress (too cute for her anniversary!) and a pair of Converse sneakers. She smiled as she posed for a pic with a fan, looking lovely with her hair in a half-up style while wearing minimal makeup.
Courtesy: Marcia Thompson
Then it was off to Mrs. Wilkes for the stunning stars—who, according to the restaurant owner, couldn't be more down-to-earth.
Marcia Thompson, owner of the historic, Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room, tells E! news it was an "honor" to have Blake and Ryan visit her restaurant for their anniversary.
While there's usually a lengthy wait to eat at the family-style restaurant, the owner tells E! News the line wasn't too long when Blake and Ryan arrived, and the A-list couple stood in line just like everyone else (no special treatment for these two!).
"I thought that was really unique," Thompson says of the unpretentious pair.
The couple was then seated with six others for the all-you-can-eat meal, which included fried chicken, beef stew, homemade biscuits, cornbread, various vegetables and mac and cheese, and they spoke with everyone at the table before leaving after about 30 minutes.
Although fans recognized the couple, no one said anything during the meal, and Thompson says she thanked the group for respecting the pair's privacy.
But that doesn't mean diners weren't in awe of the A-list couple.
Blake looked "beautiful" and Ryan is "very handsome" Thompson says, admitting she was "star struck" by couple, adding that Blake even expressed concern for Marcia's ill husband.
In July, Reynolds opened up about the pair's plans to start a family together, telling Details magazine that he and Lively would "love to have a big family."
"We both come from big families—my parents did four, Blake's did five. A lot of people say it's crazy, but we'll only know when we're there, you know? We'll walk through that fire pretty happily, I think," he said.
We agree—and we can't wait.
Happy anniversary, you two!
—Reporting by Lindsey Caldwell and Lindsay Good