Dec. 13, 2012, 7 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Rustic Chic Destination Wedding: Blake Lively's Southern-Charmed Wedding


If the idea of a southern rustic wedding is what you had in mind for your big day then consider modeling your wedding after the destination wedding of Ryan Reynolds & Blake Lively, who were married at the Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens on September 9th, 2012.

Blake Lively Wedding at Boone Hall


While Blake & Ryan planned an oh-so-secret wedding, we can only imagine that this quaint destination created the perfect relaxed southern style.

We've heard through the grapevine that their wedding included personal creative touches, like the bride walking down an aisle strewn with pine needles, to Frankie Valli's romantic hit 'Can't take my eyes off of you.'

Boone Hall Wedding

Mixing the perfect amount of wedding elegance with relaxed southern style is not an easy thing to pull off. Getting married at the amazing Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina offers endless rustic destination wedding opportunities for any couple.

With a spectacular outdoor ceremony and a barn-like reception, your wedding is sure to hit all the right notes.

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If the venue does not inspire you enough on its own, you might be excited to learn that Boone Hall was also the backdrop of the incredibly successful movie, The Notebook, adding an extra dose of Hollywood to your perfect rustic southern wedding.

Located close to Charleston, South Carolina, guests can enjoy such activities as touring local plantations, museums and the historic downtown area. Southern weddings are becoming one of the most popular types of rustic weddings due to their amazing venues, stunning natural backdrops and good ol' fashioned country charm.

Boone Hall Plantation Rustic Charm

When couples choose to have a southern destination wedding, like Blake & Ryan's, it becomes a special and unique experience for guests to share one magical weekend in a home-sweet-home southern location. Congrats to the happy couple!

Blake's Engagement Ring


For more ideas on how to incorporate southern charm into your wedding check out Rustic Chic Weddings' feature on Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens and take a look at the southern venue's stunning video!

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