Hardly the blushing housewife! Blake Lively takes the plunge in metal-strap gown at first public appearance since whirlwind wedding
08:42 GMT, 10 October 2012
It is her first official appearance since she married Ryan Reynolds, and Blake Lively certainly made it count.
The statuesque blonde looked rapturously stunning in a beautiful pale pink and silver dress as she attended a prestigious Chanel event in New York on Tuesday.
The unusual gown consisted of a plunging neckline and metal-strap halter neck design that continued below her derriere in a quirky vertebral column design.
Just married: Blake Lively looked incredible in silver and pink at the Chanel Fine jewellery 80th anniversary of the 'Bijoux De Diamants' collection tonight
Lively left her beloved at home for the 80th anniversary of the Bijoux De Diamants collection tonight but interestingly for a newly married woman, she showed no bling of her own.
However, last month, Blake debuted the $2million pink diamond – roughly 12 carat total weight depending on the way it was cut – while caught kissing her new hubby shortly after the ceremony.
A spokedperson for jeweller Lorraine Schwartz, who worked with Ryan to design the ring, said he pulled out all the stops to ensure that the jewel was the perfect choice for Blake's dainty fingers.
'Ryan chose Lorraine Schwartz to help him find a flawless, light pink oval diamond. They worked together to design a custom setting in rose gold and pave diamonds with a nod to deco.'
Perfect from every angle: Blake spun around for photographers to show off her stunning dress
Flawless: Blake's dress had a lovely chain detail and she wore shoes by her favourite designer, Louboutin
In fact, the actress' beautiful dress
at the Big Apple event featured pockets for her to slip her hands into, so her all important
ring was well out of view.
Not a surprising move for someone who
didn't announce her engagement and who planned an intensely private,
but apparently lavish wedding, last month.
The actress, 25, wore a custom
Marchesa dress created by her close friends, Georgina Chapman and Keren
Craig, with shoes by her favourite footwear designer, Christian
The ballgown featured hand-draped silk tulle bodice which was tripped with crystal and rose gold embroidery.
Girl got style: Everyone would love to see Blake's wedding dress, but she's keeping it private
Good to see you! Blake waved at her fans as she made her way into the event
The bling ring: Blake flashed a quick glimpse of her stunning diamond
Her bridesmaids wore blush silk chiffon confections with crystal detailing by the same label.
The groom, 35, and his party all wore Burberry suits trimmed with leather braces designed by his pal, Christopher Bailey.
The pair exchanged exchanged vows at the Boone Hall Plantation Charleston,
South Carolina, which famously appeared in Rachel McAdams and Ryan
Gosling's romantic movie, The Notebook.
'From the heartfelt ceremony to the
fun-filled carnival hour and elegant reception, it was a truly
enchanting celebration,' according to Martha Stewart Weddings magazine,
which helped organise the event along with local wedding planner Tara
The ceremony was held in a 'rustic barn' and the reception was held in a white tent at the plantation.
British singer Florence Welch is said
to have performed three songs at the after-party. Blake counts her as a
close friend and she even appeared on an episode of Gossip Girl back in
The black and white of it: January Jones looked breathtaking in her her monochrome ensemble with this season's must've pearls
Style in spades: Diane Kruger looked incredible in her blue bandeau number paired with Louboutin Pigalle heels, while Elle Fanning teamed her black dress with a quirky hat and loafers
The couple have only been dating for a year and had not even announced they were engaged.
Despite high-profile romances with
Gossip Girl co-star Penn Badgley – whom she dated for three years – and a
brief flirtation with Leonardo DiCaprio, it is the first time Blake has
Meanwhile, 35-year-old Ryan has already tried his hand at domestic bliss with Scarlett Johansson.
Little girl lost: Alexa Chung looked beautiful as ever but ever so slightly twee in this cream affair
Flirty in florals: Erin O'Connor and actress Nora Zehetner both opted for eye-catching patterns
The couple are believed to have grown
close while shooting box office bomb Green Lantern together in the
spring of 2010, in which Blake starred as his love interest.
Before the big day, Blake hinted on her Twitter page that her romance was 'the dream of a lifetime'.
The Teen Choice Award-winner wrote: 'You are living in a dream of your own creation.'
Despite flying solo this evening, Blake had plenty of female companions in the guise of Elle Fanning, Alexa Chung, January Jones, Diane Kruger, Linda Evangelista and Rose /10/10/article-2215434-156EB8B7000005DC-436_306x631.jpg” width=”306″ height=”631″ alt=”Keeping it simple: Mad Men's Jessica Pare and model Julie Henderson opted for simple but chic dresses” class=”blkBorder” />
Keeping it simple: Mad Men's Jessica Pare and model Julie Henderson opted for simple but chic dresses