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Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds made sure to keep their wedding top secret when they held it in September, but they did let one detail slip: Martha Stewart Weddings helped plan the affair. As part of the agreement, Martha Stewart Weddings was allowed to publish images from the gorgeous South Carolina ceremony in the December issue of the magazine.
Well, it's December, and we now have our first look at the photos. The one aspect of their wedding that we care most about (and that Lively and Reynolds are withholding the most) is a look at her wedding dress, and we sort of get that. The closest we have to an actual shot of Lively's outfit is an image of the happy couple holding hands, and the photo gives us a glimpse of Lively's Marchesa gown. At least the Martha Stewart Weddings site offers a description of the dress, writing, "Blake's cloudlike silk tulle gown featured a fitted bodice, illusion crystal beading on the shoulders, and rose-gold embroidery."
It seems like the dress wasn't the centerpiece of the ceremony, though. That honor goes to the couple's "vanilla–and-sour-cream wedding cake with peach-apricot preserves and Earl Grey–milk-chocolate buttercream made by Maggie Austin Cake," which was described as the focal point of the dessert table. It's no secret that Lively loves baking, so guests were also treated with blueberry cheesecake tartlets, s'mores bars, coffee-and-cream espresso beans, lemon tarts, mini strawberry shortcakes and fruit jellies. Warning: Do not look at those pictures on an empty stomach.
There will be more details about the gorgeous affair available in the new issue of Martha Stewart Weddings that goes on sale Monday, but don't expect many of them to be candid moments from the wedding. "They wanted to celebrate in privacy -- and in style. And while they remain protective of images of them on their most heartfelt occasion, they graciously let us share pictures of the elements we created together," the first slide of the image gallery reads. For now, we'll just settle for figuring out how we'll one day get a bouquet as gorgeous as Lively's.