British design duo Marchesa have confirmed that they designed the custom-made wedding gown worn by Blake Lively, whilst groom Ryan Reynolds wore Burberry.
BY Bibby Sowray | 11 September 2012
Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, the British design duo behind Marchesa, have confirmed that they designed Blake Lively’s wedding gown, as well as those of her bridal party.
In a statement the label described Lively’s dress as having a “hand-draped silk tulle bodice adorned with custom crystal and rose gold embroidery”, adding that each member of her bridal party wore a “unique custom blush silk chiffon Marchesa gown with crystal embroidered detail”.
US publication Martha Stewart Weddings , who helped organise the nuptials, also confirmed that the actress wore custom-made shoes by Christian Louboutin.
It was assumed that the Gossip Girl actress had chosen either Chanel or Gucci to create her gown as she has acted as ambassador for both fashion houses. However, she has chosen Marchesa for numerous red carpet appearances in the past and is said to be friends with the designers.
Blake with Marchesa designers Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman. Photo: Rex
The groom, Hollywood actor Ryan Reynolds, and his groomsmen wore suits designed by Burberry’s creative director Christopher Bailey, with whom he is friends.
The publication also said that the newly-weds exchanged rings by famed jewellery designer Lorraine Schwartz.
“Ryan and Blake opted for an intimate, personalized party, gathering their immediate and extended family at a rustic barn in South Carolina,” the magazine posted on their website yesterday. “From the heartfelt ceremony to the fun-filled carnival hour and elegant reception, it was a truly enchanting celebration.”
The couple, who have been in a relationship for a year, had managed to keep both their engagement and wedding a secret.
Photographs and further details of the wedding will appear in the winter issue of Martha Stewart Weddings , which will hit news-stands in December.