The past 24-plus hours have given the world the time needed to process the fact that Ryan Reynolds is now married to Serena van der Woodsen, a.k.a Blake Lively. That period also has allowed various celeb-focused media outlets to publish new details about the wedding that pretty much no one saw coming, because Blyan (Live-nolds? There really is no good hybrid name for these two) handled it the same way Katie Holmes handled her divorce from Tom Cruise. They were all stealth-like and ninja-quiet. It’s unclear whether a second cell phone was involved in the wedding planning, but I’ll just go ahead and assume right now that one was.
Anyway, the following new details about the “Green Lantern” wedding are definitely the most significant ones to emerge so far. Here’s the rundown.
1. Martha Stewart helped plan the wedding.
As People noted, the fastidious expert on table settings and serving food in mason jars assisted the couple’s wedding planner to create “an intimate, personalized party.” A statement from Martha Stewart Weddings added: “From the heartfelt ceremony to the fun-filled carnival hour and elegant reception, it was a truly enchanting celebration.”
2. Wait, there was a carnival hour?
Yes, apparently there was a carnival hour, which presumably means that, in lieu of a 60-minute cocktail prelude to the reception, the guests got to play skeeball, eat fried Twinkies and hang out with carnies. This is by far the best thing I’ve heard about the Reyn-ly (man, this just isn’t working) wedding so far.
3. Blake Lively’s wedding gown was designed by Marchesa, not Chanel.
Originally, Chanel was credited for designing the dress that Lively wore down the aisle, but that was incorrect. It was crafted by Marchesa. Let’s not make this kind of couture error again, okay, Internet?
4. Some of the guests evidently thought they were going to a birthday party.
As part of the couple’s aforementioned stealth approach, E! Online reports that some of the attendees thought they were heading to Charleston, S.C. for a belated celebration of Lively’s 25th birthday, which was Aug. 25. Big surprise for those folks, who also are now stuck buying overpriced soup tureens and slow cookers off the registry because all the quality-yet-still-affordable gifts already were purchased by people who actually knew what was going on.
5. Reynolds and Lively had a “Notebook” wedding!
Actually, they wed at Boone Hall Plantation in Charleston, which doubles as Rachel McAdams’s summer home in “The Notebook,” as Us gleefully pointed out. This is significant because: a. Lively briefly dated “Notebook” star Ryan Gosling, so, you know, interesting; and b. it means that the Reynolds/Lively relationship will play out exactly as the relationship between Noah and Allie did in that movie. On a related and extremely pre-emptive note: I’m really sorry about the whole nursing home situation, Blake Lively.
6. Speaking of exes, Penn Badgley is totally happy for Lively.
Lively’s “Gossip Girl” co-star and former boyfriend has said he is happy for her. All we now need to feel fully okay about the wedding are comments from Leonardo DiCaprio, Scarlett Johansson and Alanis Morissette, which hopefully are forthcoming.
Obviously there is still much we don’t know — What was their first dance song? Did anyone make a “Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place” joke in one of the wedding toasts? Can’t anyone who attended have the decency to leak a Twitpic?
Fingers crossed that all these outstanding matters are soon resolved.