The star is dishing on her “disaster” wedding in the new issue of Vogue, and revealing which famous homemaking maven came to her rescue.
“Our wedding was becoming a disaster, and we didn’t know what to do, so we called Martha [Stewart]!”Lively explained. “She said, ‘Don’t worry. I’ll handle it.’ She sent her team down to save us. And then she called her friends who have a home in South Carolina and set us up at the most amazing getaway. This is the day of our wedding!”
While Martha was able to help salvage the nuptials, which took place in September 2012 at Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, Blake’s dress was accidentally burned at the reception!
“Florence Welch was singing at the reception, and they brought out these sparklers, and I’m watching her sing. I look down and my wedding dress has a big burn mark from one of the sparklers. Right on the front! And it was just so heartbreaking to me.”
Luckily, Ryan helped her see the burn in a new light.
“And later, my dress was hanging up and Ryan said, ‘Isn’t that beautiful?’ I said, ‘What?’ And he pointed to the burn. My heart just stopped, because it was such a sensitive little subject. And he said, ‘You’ll always remember that moment with Florence singing and the sparklers. You have that forever, right there, preserved.’ Now that’s my favorite part of the dress.”
The latest issue of Vogue hits newsstands July 23, as is already available for digital download.