Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds' Wedding: Inside the Ceremony

Green Lantern couple kept their nuptials small, but Hollywood stars including Bette Midler and Florence Welch were in attendance

By Rebecca Macatee Sep 10, 2012 7:55 PMTags
Blake Lively, Ryan ReynoldsEric Charbonneau/WireImage

Ryan Reynolds is Canadian and Blake Lively's from California, but that doesn't mean they didn't want a Southern wedding!

The Green Lantern costars said "I do" this weekend at Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant, S.C., just outside of Charleston. Although reps for the actors are staying mum on their nuptials, we've got all the need-to-know info on Blake and Ryan's special day.

Their Wedding Reception Was Straight Out of The Notebook: No, we didn't confuse Ryan Reynolds and Ryan Gosling just then. But Boone Hall Plantation was used as the summer home of Allie (Rachel McAdams) in the 2004 film The Notebook. The planatation has also been featured on American Idol, Army Wives and North and South. A rep for Boone Hall Plantation told E! News, however, this is not the same location where Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe were married in 1999.

boonehallplantation.com, AP Photo/Matt Sayles

It Was Small but Star-Studded: Around 60 guests reportedly attended the intimate ceremony, but it still had some Hollywood glitz. Blake's Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants costars America Ferrera, Alexis Bledel and Amber Tamblyn were in attendance and her friend Florence Welch (of Florence + the Machine) performed. However, a rep for Bette Midler disputed a People magazine report claiming she also sang at the ceremony. (Midler later tweeted that she happened to be in town but was definitely not there to sing at a wedding.)

The Honeymooners: A source tells E! News that the newlyweds are still in South Carolina and have yet to embark on a honeymoon, but plan to do so later this week. They were spotted out in town earlier today.

They Said "I Do" Designer Style: Per Martha Stewart Weddings (who had exclusive coverage of the event) Blake said "I do" in a custom Marchesa gown by Georgina Chapman, while Ryan wore a Burberry tuxedo. Christian Louboutin designed the bride's shoes, and the couple's rings were designed by jeweler Lorraine Schwartz. More coverage of their southern wedding will be featured in the December issue of Martha Stewart Weddings. Chapman, Louboutin and Schwartz were all on the guest list.

The Newlyweds Have an Affinity for Chucktown: Per local radio station 95.1, there have been "quite a few sightings of Ryan and Blake in Charleston over the past three months." The couple has been seen "going to restaurants on King's Street and have become somewhat regulars in the area." Although they recently bought a home together in Bedford, N.Y., we have to wonder if they're considering a move to the Palmetto state.

Second Time's the Charm: While this was Blake's first trip down the aisle, it wasn't Ryan's. The 34-year-old actor married Scarlett Johansson in 2008 in a quiet ceremony in British Columbia. The duo announced their separation in December 2010 and finalized their divorce in July 2011.

Congrats to Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Reynolds!

–Additional reporting by Ken Baker, Melanie Bromley and Baker Machado

(Originally published on Sept. 10, 2012 at 8:34 a.m. PT)