(USA TODAY) They may look like the picture-perfect couple, but Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds had a rocky road to the altar.
Lively spills the details of their "disaster" nuptials to Vogue, which had a good ending when her BFF Martha Stewart acted as fairy godmother to save the day.
Our wedding was becoming a disaster, and we didn't know what to do, so we called Martha! 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!
But then Lively burned a huge hole in her wedding dress, thanks to one of her other famous BFFs.
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. 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.
Lesson learned? Despite their not-quite-perfect wedding day, it sounds like those two crazy kids have a rock-solid marriage.
He's a part of (my new lifestyle site Preserve) because everything we do in life we do together. If I'm working on a movie, he helps me with my character; I do the same with him. Picking out a coffee table. What we're going to eat. He's a beautiful writer — he's written a lot of stuff for (Preserve). And he's got a great barometer and he knows me, so he will tell me if it's not as good as it can be. He's going to be a great father and leader and patriarch — he's so meant to be all of those things. The fact that he lived so much before we got together, he's the exact realized person that he should be. And so I get to share my life with the person he's become, and we get to grow from there.
All together now: Awwwwww!