Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively’s wedding was meticulously planned, with every secret—from her hand-draped Marchesa wedding dress to the picturesque southern venue—carefully kept thanks to a little help from Martha Stewart and wedding planner Tara Guérard. How did it stay so hush-hush? That’s what we wanted to know when we caught up with the pair at last night’s 11th Annual Martha Stewart Weddings Bridal Fashion Week Party in New York City. “It’s funny everyone wants to know how we kept it so secret,” Guérard told InStyle.com, mentioning that Reynolds gave her direct orders to treat it like a bank robbery (only half-joking). “They made me sign papers. I think now I could probably rob a bank and get away with it! That will be my backup plan when my wedding design and planning business goes defunct.” Laughs aside, there’s much to be learned the pair’s September 10th nuptials. “Brides can learn to be a princess for a day, like Blake,” added Guérard. “She looked so unbelievable beautiful and elegant, and honestly looked like a Cinderella on top of a cake. Every girl’s dream is to be a Cinderella and she was that night.” While more details will be revealed in the December issue of Martha Stewart Weddings—“I was just with them yesterday choosing the photos for the story,” said Stewart—the ultimate craft guru did hint at why it was so special. “It was charming,” Stewart said, adding that even their dog played a role. “Real people, real love, real nice, which is what I think a wedding should and must be.”
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