Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively Wedding Very Hush-Hush
Few details public about Sunday evening wedding in Mount Pleasant.
Lips are tightly sealed regarding the reported Sunday wedding of celebrities Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively.
Media sources say Lively, 25, and Reynolds, 35, tied the knot at Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant, but the venue nor the reported organizers are giving up any details.
Both Boone Hall and Soiree Events, the reported planner, declined to comment on the Sunday evening wedding. Martha Stewart posted on her blog that she planned the wedding with Soiree's Tara Guérard.
"Boone Hall does host a variety of celebrity weddings and we respect their privacy so that is all we will say about that," a Boone Hall employee told WCBD-TV.
Boone Hall, with its shaded oak canopy, dramatic columned mansion and marsh-front visage, is a prime location for weddings, according to one local planner who was not involved in the weekend events.
"It's also the perfect places for privacy," said Mike Winship, a planner with Winship Productions in Mount Pleasant. "It closes up at 5 p.m. on Sunday, so if you want the place to yourself, it's perfect."
Boone Hall is picturesque and doesn't require much dressing up, he said. It's not necessary to truck in tons of flowers and foliage, which could raise suspicions.
"To anyone who was out there on Sunday, it probably just looked like any other Sunday wedding," Winship said.
Steward describes the wedding venue as an old barn, which sounds a lot like the Cotton Dock, a popular indoor-outdoor event space that sits on a tidal saltwater creek. She said there would be more details in her winter weddings edition.
"Ryan and Blake opted for an intimate, personalized party, gathering their immediate and extended family at a rustic barn in South Carolina," Stewart wrote on her blog. "Ryan, who has been a long-time fan of Charleston, chose to mark this special occasion in one of his favorite towns."
Aside from the attention from national media, the event largely went unnoticed. Local radio station 95.1 FM made just passing mention of the wedding Sunday evening.
Mount Pleasant police list no calls for service or traffic assistance Sunday night, and residents who live just yards away from the plantation, said on social media that they had no idea the event was taking place.
Winship says anyone involved in the wedding would likely have signed a confidentiality agreement.
The couple reportedly was in Charleston in February. Charleston City Paper reported the duo dined at several upscale restaurants on Peninsular Charleston.
Already Charleston is a top regional destination for weddings, said Winship, who plans about 20 nuptials a year. Boone Hall and other historic plantations are second in popularity only to the beaches, he said.
"There are actually more brides than venues in Charleston," Winship said.
For folks who want to duplicate the Reynolds-Lively ceremony, they might have to wait a while. Winship says there is a two-year wait, though the venue is affordable.