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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Hardly the blushing housewife! Blake Lively takes the plunge in metal-strap gown at first public appearance since whirlwind wedding

By Amelia Proud

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 Louboutin.

The ballgown featured hand-draped silk tulle bodice which was tripped with crystal and rose gold embroidery.

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Good to see you! Blake waved at her fans as she made her way into the event

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 Guérard.

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 2011.

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