The 'Gossip Girl' alum talked about her new lifestyle website and her wedding with Ryan Reynolds, revealing that the wedding ceremony was going to become 'a disaster.'
Blake Lively shared an interesting story from her wedding while talking about her new lifestyle website "Preserve" in an interview with Vogue magazine for its August issue. The actress of "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" also opened up about her relationship with her husband Ryan Reynolds.
The "New York, I Love You" actress revealed that a disaster happened during their wedding. She said that one of the sparklers given to the guests burnt her wedding dress when she was watching her friend Florence Welch singing in the reception.
She said, "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 [Welch] singing and the sparklers. You have that forever, right there, preserved.' Now that's my favorite part of the dress."
Blake, who got married to Ryan at Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina in September 2012, said that Martha Stewart had a big role on their wedding. The 26-year-old actress revealed, "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!"
Blake revealed that her husband was always there for her, especially when she was working on her website, "He's a part of it 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 us. 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."
The "Gossip Girl" star added that her husband would "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."
When asked if she worried that her new lifestyle website would get negative responses like Gwyneth Paltrow's, Blake said, "I'm sure there will be plenty of people who will say horrible things. I'm sure this interview will be picked apart. But you can't worry about it." She continued, "People like to gossip. They bond over it. They don't bond over complimenting famous people. I'm always the first person to defend Gwyneth Paltrow. Or any woman in a position of power, like Martha Stewart or Oprah [Winfrey], who gets burned. Because they have paved the path for so many other women who are doing something they believe in."
The "Green Lantern" actress explained that she was "not trying to show you the perfect life or the aspirational life" through the website. "It's real life," she added, "It's the thing that blindsides you on an idle Tuesday that's tragic but that also makes you who you are. It's not about me. And it's not about watching my journey of learning how-to, it's about me sharing that with you so we all sort of learn together."