Congratulations are in order on many levels for actor and now groom, Ryan Reynolds. Not only did he tie the knot with the lovely actress Blake Lively; perhaps, more impressively, he pulled off a celebrity wedding right under the nose of the unsuspecting paparazzi. The surprise ceremony took place on Sunday, September 7, 2012 at Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant. Interestingly, this is the same location where “The Notebook” was filmed in 2004. It wasn’t until five days later that the two filed for a marriage license in Charleston and were legally married the next day, September 14th.

So why have the ceremony before the legalities? We’re assuming this was part of their covert plan to get hitched under the radar. Of course, filing public documents before the wedding would alert the press. Sources say that the “Green Lantern” actors demanded complete privacy and that most of the wedding vendors, such as the cake decorator, were kept in the dark about the duo’s identity. The 70 guests and other people associated with the shindig were required to sign non-disclosure agreements before attending the nuptials. Also, cell phones were taken up at the door to prevent unauthorized wedding photos.

This was Reynolds second time at the altar; he was previously married to actress Scarlett Johannson. It seems that People Magazine’s “2010 Sexiest Man Alive” has a type -- pretty blondes. A friend of the couple, Florence Welch of the band Florence and the Machine put on a show for the newlyweds and guests at the top-secret reception. Another detail to note is that Reynolds wore a Burberry suit with leather suspenders and cufflinks. It seems he’s bringing these accessories so popular in past fashion. No word on who were his groomsmen or what was given as groomsmen gifts, although we’re sure something extremely cool.