Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed Share Wedding Photos and Details
Even though it’s been four months since their nuptials, it’s clear that the bride and groom’s big day are still fresh in their minds as they dish about the surprise ceremony to Brides magazine’s October/November 2015 issue. Detailing everything from the food to the wedding gown, Somerhalder and Reed, 36 and 27 respectively, explain that they chose to keep their secret wedding casual because they “didn’t want our loved ones to show up with any expectations or squeezed into formal attire.”
According to the magazine, the bash was set up to be a hybrid of a “beachside dance party and a Louisiana cookout.” Planned by Andrea Freeman, the backyard reception featured taco stands, Cajun food stations, and a three-tiered red velvet cake from Vanilla Bake Shop.
The couple also crafted his-and-hers signature cocktail: Somerhalder’s being a spicy hibiscus margarita, while Reed opted for a concoction of pear vodka, St. Germaine, and citrus bitters.
As for the attire? Reed reportedly wore a backless lace Claire Pettibone gown and carried a bouquet of roses, peonies, and wildflowers created by Eiji’s Florist. Her now-husband donned on a white bespoke suit by Nedo Bellucci.
“It really was all about the food, the dancing, and the love,” Reed tells the publication.