When the pair tied the knot on Sunday night in Mount Pleasant, SC, only the 60 lucky guests in attendance knew any details about the hush-hush wedding.
However, the woman responsible for the event, wedding planner Tara Guérard, revealed to Celebuzz that the famous couple wanted their ceremony to feel like “home.”
Find out more on the wedding and five new developments after the jump.
1. The wedding theme was both folksy and elegant, the wedding planner revealed.
“Ryan and Blake wanted the event to look and feel like home,” Tara Guérard of Tara Guérard Soirée told Celebuzz. Guerard, who has an office both in Charleston, SC and New York and has even written a book on weddings — Southern Weddings: New Looks from the Old South, said she wanted to ensure the nuptials had a touch of old Southern charm. “With decor and live music, we all created the charm, elegance and magic of times passed,” she said. “It was a truly beautiful evening and celebration.”
2. Bette Midler tweets she didn’t sing at the wedding.
Where do these knuckleheads get the idea that I went to a wedding and actually SANG at it?!Can you imagine? I was in a hotel lobby is all!
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) September 10, 2012
3. Lively’s ex-boyfriend wasn’t invited to the wedding.
Actor Penn Badgley, 25, who dated the starlet from 2007 to 2010 after meeting on the set of Gossip Girl, told People the newlyweds are “pretty spot-on”: “I actually didn’t know until last night, but I think it’s fantastic,” Badgley told People. “I couldn’t be happier for her.”
4. It was a who’s-who of local celeb guests.
Famed chef from one of Charleston’s most upscale restaurant’s, Peninsula Grill, Graham Dailey and his girlfriend, photographer Brianna Stello were among those in the small audience of close friends and family, according to the Charleston Grit.
5. One of the guests not only attended the nuptials but helped cater as well.
Chef Dailey helped feed the guests at the summer ceremony — which seemed fitting since Lively and Reynolds are big fans of his restaurant.
6. The reception spread was filled with plenty of southern comfort fare.
The VIPs didn’t leave with empty stomachs. The menu for the crowd included 15 quarts of truffle cream corn, a multi-tiered cheese tower, and the Peninsula Grill’s signature coconut cake.
7. Old friends and co-stars made the journey for the special occasion.
Lively’s Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants co-star Alexis Bledel was seen shopping at clothing store RTW Charleston on Monday, Celebuzz was told by a local. Could she have been one of the special guests at the intimate ceremony? 6.