Blake Lively & Ryan wrote their own vows, served s’mores at their wedding

As we discussed yesterday, Blake Lively seems to have given away the first photos of her wedding to Martha Stewart Weddings, a monthly magazine. Martha’s wedding stylists came and styled Blake’s wedding, so it made sense, especially considering Blake’s insistence that she’s a perfect wifely homemaker type, the very essence of all things Martha Stewart. So it’s kind of surprising – given that the tabloids know Martha’s magazine has the exclusive – that both Us Weekly and People are running cover stories on the wedding with allegedly “new details.” Let’s break down some of the highlights:

*Blake and Ryan wrote their own vows. A source tells People, “They promised to support and love each other and to make each other laugh.” Ryan “said he would treasure Blake; she said she would adore him. The whole time they were beaming.”

*The wedding reception included “after-dinner s’mores and a paper-lantern send-off.” S’mores! That’s kind of awesome.

*Florence Welch performed “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Blake cried, as did many guests.

*The guest list amounted to about 60 people. Blake included her Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants costars, America Ferrera, Amber Tamblyn, and Alexis Bledel.

*Blake and Ryan have visited Charleston several times before, including last Thanksgiving, where they stayed at a bed and breakfast. Apparently, it’s one of their “special places”.

*Blake chose a local chef for the reception – and his facial hair is kind of awesome.

[From Us Weekly and People Magazine]

I’d like to know who else Blake and Ryan invited? Leighton Meester? Penn Badgley? (I know she didn’t invite Penn.) What about any of Blake’s friends from The Town? Cough. What about Ryan’s friends? Was Sandra Bullock there? And I can’t WAIT to hear more about the food. You know it’s going to be much more interesting than Natalie Portman’s vegan, no-cake wedding.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and Us Weekly.

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  1. normades says:

    “Blake included her Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants costars, America Ferrera, Amber Tamblyn, and Alexis Bledel”…really??

  2. Meera says:

    Wasn’t America Ferrarra at TIFF that weekend for her movie with Jake Gyleenhal?? I’m kinda suspicious of these tabloid factoids.

  3. KellyinSeattle says:

    Like Homer Simpson would say….mmmmmm, s’mores….

  4. Anna says:

    Interesting how Leighton Meester wasn’t there.

  5. brin says:

    It sounds like it was a really nice, intmate wedding…and who doesn’t like s’mores!

  6. Hotpockets says:

    I read on people that the wedding size was about 70 people, so I am thinking it was mostly just family and a few close friends.

    I wish I was invited, all that food and smores! Natalie Portman’s cakeless wedding and vegain cuisine reinforces how dry of a person she probably is in real life. I judge people by what they eat.

    • Canda says:

      I judge heavy meat eaters the same as I judge vegans — it’s not necessary to go too far in either direction. I completely support the vegetarian movement, because animals don’t need to die in the massive quantities that they do, but the vegan thing is crazy. I don’t see anything wrong with eating eggs (if unfertilized, they are NOT a baby chicken) and honey (who’s hurting here, the bees? the bears?) and milk (it’s actually painful for cows if you DON’T milk them). Natalie’s a weirdo.

      • BW says:

        I think it’s mostly the cruelty to the animals, more than the unfertilized eggs, that vegans are sensitive about.

        Chickens are kept in small tight cages and have their beaks cut off so they don’t peck each other to death in the close quarters. Cows are also kept in tight stalls and given hormones to overproduce milk, so it would be painful to not be milked. Even cage-free eggs might mean that a chicken can see a closed porch from their cage, but may never actually get to roam around freely.

        I’m vegetarian and I find vegans can be very nice and laid back, or overly extreme and in your face, but so can carnivores. It just depends on the person.

      • pamspam says:

        Agree with BW below. I try to eliminate most animal products from my diet because the conditions in which these animals live are pretty horrendous. The dairy industry isn’t some kindly old farmer milking his cows…it’s actually pretty gross. And don’t get me started on the misery egg laying chickens endure. I wouldn’t really have an issue with eating dairy and eggs otherwise (although surprisingly, since cutting my dairy intake by about 80%, I no longer need my daily asthma meds – woo hoo!).

      • Erinn says:


        Our milk is from local farmers. I used to use dairy cows for 4-H from the local large farm. It’s a family operation. He is a nice, older farmer. He lost his wife today, unfortunately.

        One of my best friends grew up on a dairy farm as well. Been to her farm. Another family owned business. Same with her cousin’s farm. Not all of the dairy industry is cruel. They do, however, use automatic milkers.

      • Patrice says:

        In response to what you said, while being a vegetarian is good and all, most vegetarians are under the false assumption that dairy and egg producing animals somehow live under better conditions than those specifically bred for meat production and they don’t.

        Factory farming is horrific across the board which is why I as a vegan (and former HUGE meat eater/lover) think that vegetarianism is a bit hypocritcal at least when they say they do it for “ethical reasons”. At least meat eaters kind of own up to their effect on animals you know?

        As for the milk comment, that’s another HUGE misconception: cows are mammals and just like all mammals only produce milk when they are pregnant or nursing a calf. Dairy farmers have to keep them pregnant all the time in order to produce milk (in grossly large, unnatural quantities to meet demand) and the babies then become veal calfs. Hormones are also used is to keep the milk going at all times and people end up ingesting them. Antibiotics are used in dairy cows because the devolop sores on their udders from being constantly milked and THAT is what causes them pain. Cows don’t ever produce milk 24/7 naturally.

        As for honey, some vegans eat it, I choose not to personally. It’s because bees work their little tails of all spring and summer to produce honey (it’s not for bears Lol) for the sole reason to keep their colonies fed in winter months. When the bee keepers constantly take the honey (every few days or so) the bees have to work even harder and come winter, when there are no hone reserves left they die of starvation and the whole process beings again the following year. So to me it doesn’t seem so “crazy” to be vegan :)

        P.S. I am not trying to preach, just inform. I had to become vegan b/c of life threatening food intolerances so I get ppl loving burgers, hot dogs etc. Truthfully, I’m not sure I would have researched or gone cold turkey overnight if I didn’t have to…

      • Hotpockets says:

        Ohh, I have nothing against anyone who is a vegan/ vegetarian, but I do have a lot against PETA, which causes more harm than good.

        I was just trying to be funny because who has a wedding without a cake? You could have a vegan cake, I have seen them. When I had my wedding I did so many different types of food and appetizers, so there was a little bit of everything.

        I do agree that slaughter houses, dairies, etc etc should be more humane and more regulated. I don’t agree with how they are structured because regardless of the animals death, you don’t want it living in stressful living conditions and injected with loads of hormones because then in return, it goes into your body.

        I only try to buy organic meat and dairy, free of hormones and cage free eggs.

      • I.want.cake says:

        As a vegan I respect your opinion, but would encourage you to do some research on the industrial farming industry.

        Also, I reversed my type 2 diabetes, lowered my cholesterol to heathy levels without medication, and lost 70 lbs on a vegan diet. Don’t be so quick to judge.

    • mercy says:

      I applaud vegans. It must take a lot of discipline to maintain that diet. But no cake? What’s up with that? I’ve eaten vegan cupcakes and they’re delish.

      Interesting discussion about vegetarianism and veganism. I don’t eat mammals and I’m trying to stop eating meat and cut down on dairy, but it’s hard. I don’t like tofu or soy products and I love seafood, cheese, and yogurt.

  7. PrettyTarheel says:

    FIG is fantastic. All about local, sustainable sources.

    This wedding has me more excited about this couple than I have ever been-I was lukewarm, but now I’m into it. I hope they have one of those long, storybook, Hollywood romances that so rarely happen.

  8. Tee- Hee says:

    Congratulations to them
    Original Kitten/Cammille/Tiffany where are you??? Come on ova!

  9. crazymary says:

    I wonder how Scarlett feels about this. Wonder if he called to let her know before hand. I just wonder about these kinds of things. Human nature stuff…

    • Starsky says:

      I kind of get the hint that she wasn’t into the wifey thing too much and Ryan wants kids soon so they kind of imploded while Scarlet’s career is taking off via Avengers and stuff. I doubt he would call and tell her he was getting married since there are no kids involved but then it is hollyweird

      • crazymary says:

        Yeah, I can see what you are saying. I’ve never been divorced, so I just wondered how that works. It appears that Ryan and Scarlett divorced because they wanted different things and were at different stages in their lives. Just wonder how she feels about him moving on, or if she thought that somehow he would wait for her to come around. Totally my own issues projected onto this issue… Haha.

  10. hannah says:

    Again, Martha Stewart Weddings is a QUARTERLY magazine. The Blake issue is not out until December.
    The cover photo US Weekly used makes me wonder whether she picked out that bridal dresss for the Green Lantern premiere because she had all of this mapped out in June 2011.

  11. Sisi says:

    well the couple isnt that interesting to me. But they get my respect for working with a local chef.

  12. LeeLoo says:

    I really don’t get Blake’s obsession with all things southern. I get that she wants to be a stepford wife and all but her obsession with being southern I just don’t get. If she had been born in the south I would understand but this diva was born in Los Angeles.

  13. bella says:

    the Bed & Breakfast is owned and run by Blake’s sister and husband…wonder why People doesn’t have that detail…

  14. lizzard1012 says:

    SO, is this when we start the baby rumors?

    I find it interesting that they got married so lo-key and so shorty after she’s quoted saying how many kids they want…

    I’m calling it now, if she’s not preggers now, she will be VERY soon!

  15. The Original Mia says:

    According to the GG board at Fanforum, none of her GG castmates even knew she was getting married. They found out the same way everyone else did via the press. I can understand not inviting Penn, but you mean to tell me she’s not close to any of those people she’s been working with for the last 6 years? Weird.

    • mercy says:

      A couple people from GG were there, but it hasn’t been said who. I’m guessing it was her best girlfriends from the crew. It has been reported that some of the guests thought they were going to her 25th birthday celebration and didn’t know it was a wedding until they arrived in town.

  16. berry says:

    Genuine question, what are s’mores?

  17. Diva says:

    It’s only Wednesday and I’m already bored with this wedding. It’s so stepford wife. Best part so far is the s’mores.

  18. Katyusha says:

    Aaaaand I’m still jealous.

  19. V4Real says:

    On your mark, get set, PUBLICITY. Like I said earlier more publicity for the famewhore. She’s a smart cookie.

  20. ZigZagZoey says:

    You mean to tell me that she didn’t BAKE her own wedding cake?
    I am so disappointed…

  21. stinky says:

    does everyone dislike her because she’s tall & blond? just checkin…

    • Milla says:

      I am taller and equally blond. I don’t think she did anything big in her life, so I feel I have every right to laugh a bit. She is craving fame and since she doesn’t seem to be that dumb, it is way better for her to become a role model for like the 50s housewives comeback, than to actually act. Apart from her looks, she doesn’t have too much going on. And even her looks are not hers, cos her nose and her boobs are fake.

      • storyteller says:

        Like all of Hollywood. So she isn’t Meryl Streep. So what? She’s good enough that she got a tv show and a few movies out of her ‘middling’ talent. Heck of a lot more than a lot of people who are looking to make a living as a professional actor. Not sure why people are so embittered by that.

    • Fudge you, I'm going to Guam! says:

      I love how you make it sound like blond and tall equals pretty.
      Is it an American obsession? Where I live everyone is blond and it’s not a big deal and it certainly doesn’t automatically make one pretty…it’s a hair color….

    • V4Real says:

      No, they dislike her because she’s a pretentious, famewhore with no real talent who cliams to be this way one minute and something completly different the next when it suits her purpose. It has nothing to do with her being blonde and tall. C. Diaz is tall and blond and I’m not hating on her.

  22. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    God I would have given anything to see Florence sing ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow.’ What a treat. Hope she decides to record it for those outside her personal circle to enjoy as well.

    Also, the paper lanterns and s’mores sound fantastic. Bet it was a BEAUTIFUL wedding. Not a fan of her, but I’m rooting for them as a couple now.

  23. Bodhi says:

    I’m not a fan of either of them, but I’m still super excited that they got married in my hometown. I remember when they were there the last time, my FB feed was full of my friend’s sightings of them. I REALLY want to know what B&B they stayed at; I worked in hospitality in Chas for a long time & I’m familiar with a lot of them

  24. Andy says:

    Blake and Ryan wrote their own vows. I’m sure it was pure poetry.

  25. abby says:

    WASP’iest couple in modern history

  26. normades says:

    @Kaiser: In other news Penn B is receiving RAVE reviews in that Jeff Buckley pic. Can we talk about that?

  27. Sirsnarksalot says:

    Why am I now picturing Ben Afleck weepin in a corner somewhere clutching an old shirt of Blake’s saying “I wish I could quit yooooou!”. Heh. Maybe it’s cause I just watched The Town this weekend….and BTW she can NOT act to save her life.

  28. Chicoulina says:

    Ryan with Blake looks like he’s truely in love.He never looked happy or in love with Scarlet.They never convinced me as a couple.Maybe it was a fake marriage.Anyway these two look great together.I hope it lasts.

  29. qtpi says:

    I think he clearly wants to settle down and start a family with someone. Why does he keep choosing young blond Hollywood starlets who dream of being A-list actresses????

    I like him but he must be a little dense.

  30. suze says:

    I’m kinda liking how they always appear to be holding hands.

  31. holly hobby says:

    When I was engaged, I subscribed to MS Weddings and let me tell you all the photographic spreads in that magazine was gorgeous! I have no doubt that their wedding is magazine gorgeous too!

  32. snappyfish says:

    i saw him yesterday in downtown charleston. my friend & i went to study at a coffeehouse and as we were waiting for our coffee i noticed this guy on one of the sofas, texting. i whisprered to my friend “that guy has the whitest teeth ever!” and he does – they look like big white chiclets. we took our coffee to an outside table and we overheard this group of college students saying “ryan’s in there, lounging on the sofa! is blake there? where is she?”
    blake appeared not be there, or maybe she was in the bathroom.

    pretty unimpressive.

  33. skuddles says:

    This couple bores me senseless but I do think they’ll make pretty babies.

  34. Sam x says:

    The girly part in me thinks the vows are so cute! I love me some Florence now and again, her voice is beautiful and haunting! I can’t wait to see the wedding photos!…xx

  35. FingerBinger says:

    I’m indifferent about Ryan & Blake. I do hope they are happy together,but I just don’t understand a person who gets divorced and then a year later they get married again. Celeb or not this just seems like a recipe for disaster. The thing I have taken away from this story though is,I’m making me some s’mores tonight.

  36. ezra says:

    Number two coming up.

  37. Patrice says:

    This wedding sounds like a DREAM to me :) Right up my alley! Carnival hour? The Notebook mansion?? <3

    BUT, I do have to totally agree with another commentor that I saw on a previous post who said that this may be Blake's biggest famewh*re move to date: a "secret" wedding that we all know more details about (via "sources" *cough*) three days after the fact than we would have if we straight read about it in People magazine?! Lol.

    Good for them though. They seem like a perfect match and I hope they go the distance :)

  38. Patrice says:

    P.S. Ryan’s so tall! Everyone talks about The Viking being a giant, but Blake is 5’11 barefoot and look how he towers over her in the second pic! So rare to see in a male actor in H’Wood..

  39. Memphis says:

    They had smores!! Marshmellows make me happy so based on that and that alone I’m calling a lifetime of marital bliss for these two ( only not really) …LOL

  40. lori says:

    I honestly think he only married her coz he wants his future kids to look like Wayne Gretzky. He’s Canadian and pre nose job……she looked like she could be one of the Great One’s kids.

  41. lolez says:

    She reminds me of Carolyn Bessette Kennedy.

  42. Blue says:

    Damn, this was his 3rd engagement and second marriage in 5 years. Plus their wedding anniversary is less than 3 weeks from his wedding anniversary with ScaJo. I read it yesterday and couldn’t believe it. I got too side tracked to check but someone seems to hate being alone.

  43. Bodhi says:

    One of my really good friends just had dinner out in the Chuck & sat right by Bette Midler!!

  44. Sway says:

    I bet she had a whole lot of s’mores , that bitch. Cause she can eat anything and not ever get fat, you know.

  45. lisa2 says:

    It is kind of funny how the couples people speculate are going to break up or not last are the ones that are making it work. Yet so many of those that are celebrated are breaking up.

    You never know. Not just in Hollywood but outside it too. Blake and Ryan may surprise a lot of people counting them out.

    I don’t have a problem with either of them. So Congrats and happy life ahead.

  46. Jojo says:

    I don’t get the talk about the comments not being from the south so she couldn’t be in to it and she must be a diva. I’m of English, Scottish and Irish descent and i love anything Latin/Hispanic! Go figure!