Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds made headlines this weekend with their surprise wedding in Charleston, South Carolina. And while some details emerged quickly — Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine performed, Bette Midler serenaded the crowd, and a cake was trucked in from Virginia — the one thing everyone really wanted to know remained inscrutably underwraps, which is to say: what did she wear?
Lively, who stars on the style-centric CW show, Gossip Girl, is known for being a bit of a fashion plate. (Girl once bought over forty pairs of shoes at a Christian Louboutin sample sale.) And though she’s got plenty of designer friends in very high places (she’s modeled for Chanel’s Mademoiselle handbag line and the face of Gucci’s new fragrance campaign), most news outlets initially reported that Lively’s bridal gown was by Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld. (Lively and designer Karl Lagerfeld A rep for the French fashion house refuted that claim to us yesterday, and today, Martha Stewart Weddings revealed the big scoop.
Lively worked with the team at Stewart’s bridal spinoff to plan her rustic nuptials, which took place in a barn on Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens (otherwise known as the place The Notebook was filmed — Oh-Em-Gee!). Here’s what they had to say about her bridal stylings.
The bride and her bridesmaids walked down the aisle in custom Marchesa gowns designed by Blake’s friends, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, with shoes created for the celebration by Christian Louboutin. The groom and groomsmen wore specially made Burberry suits with custom leather suspenders designed by the groom’s friend, Christopher Bailey. The couple exchanged unique wedding rings by Lorraine Schwartz.
A press release from Marchesa described her gown as a one-of-a-kind creation featuring “a hand-draped silk tulle bodice adorned with custom crystal and rose gold embroidery”. Lively’s bridesmaids wore “custom-made blush silk chiffon gowns with crystal embroidered detail.”
Back in June, Lively told Marie Claire she hoped Louboutin would design her shoes. (When you’re Blake Lively, dreams really do come true.)
Photos have yet to surface, but Martha Stewart Weddings promises to share “the exclusive details” in their upcoming winter issue, which hits newsstands in December. We can’t wait.