The Green Lantern co-stars became man and wife at Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, almost a year after they first started dating.
Just 60 guests were invited to the rustic, family-themed ceremony at the same location romantic classic The Notebook was filmed, and they munched on white cheddar popcorn served in paper bags featuring the couple’s initials ‘B’ and ‘R’, separated with a heart, as a children’s choir from the local First Baptist Church serenaded the party.
Lively walked down the aisle in a custom-made Marchesa dress to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons’ Can’t Take My Eyes Off You and carried a bouquet of white and peach roses and peonies.
A source tells People magazine, “When Ryan first saw her, his face broke into a huge smile that crinkled his eyes. They just stared at each other with absolute love. Their faces were lit up with the candlelight, and it looked like something out of a romance movie.”
The pair also took the time to pen its own nuptials as they exchanged rings designed by Lorraine Schwartz.
The insider says, “They promised to support and love each other and to make each other laugh… (Reynolds) said he would treasure Blake; she said she would adore him. The whole time they were beaming.”
During the reception, which featured a performance from Lively’s pal Florence Welch, guests were invited to light “wish” lanterns and sent them floating up into the night’s sky as they all gathered to watch the event on the Cotton Dock outside the Plantation.
The couple will give fans a glimpse into their secret nuptials by sharing their first wedding photos in the upcoming December (12) issue of domestic diva Martha Stewart’s bridal magazine.