By Sarah Bull
They stunned fans earlier this month when it was revealed they had tied the knot in a secret ceremony.
And while pictures of Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds' wedding have yet to emerge, Gossip Girl star Blake has been showing off her huge diamond engagement ring and her stunning wedding band following the nuptials.
Blake debuted her new accessories as was spotted giving her new husband a passionate kiss the day after the pair's wedding in South Carolina earlier this month.
Blinding! Blake Lively showed off her new diamond ring as she pulled new husband Ryan Reynolds for a kiss the day after their wedding in South Carolina earlier this month
Blonde Blake had that newlywed glow as she pulled in her hunky spouse for a romantic clinch before the pair headed home from the Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens, where the pair tied the knot.
But all eyes were undoubtedly on Blake's blinding engagement ring.
It has been reported that Ryan spent a staggering $2million on getting the perfect ring for his Green Lantern co-star bride ahead of the ceremony.
Forevermark Diamonds jeweller Adelaide Polk-Bauman told Celebuzz.com of the ring: 'The ring is an oval cut diamond, roughly 12 carat total weight depending on the way it was cut.
'Depending on clarity and color, I would say at the minimum this retails for $1.2million, but closer to $2million. It looks particularly brilliant.'
And a spokeperson 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.
The spokesperson said: '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.'
Cuddling up: The pair certainly had that newlywed glow as they cuddled up the day after their ceremony
Boho style: Blake wore a floral headband in her hair and showed off her slim frame in denim shorts and a white lace vest top as she marked her first day as a married woman
What's so funny? The pair appeared to be laughing at a photograph on Ryan's phone
In addition to the giant sparkler, Blake was also seen proudly wearing her co-ordinating rose-gold and diamond wedding band, also designed by Schwartz.
Blake and Ryan have been keeping a low profile since their intimate wedding ceremony, but couldn't have looked any happier as they were photographed the day after their nuptails.
While Blake opted for laidback style in a pair of floral silk shorts and white T-shirt, Ryan looked casual in his denim shirt and jeans.
Radiant: Blake found it hard to stop smiling at her new husband as the pair spent time together
Down time: Ryan, whose union with Blake is his second marriage, looked casual in his blue shirt and jeans
The pair both clutched giant holdalls as they began heading home, but Blake couldn't resist pulling in her new spouse for a cuddle before they started their journey.
Earlier in the day, Blake and Ryan were seen indulging in another passionate display on a balcony at their wedding destination, while also sharing laughter over some photographs Ryan had on his phone.
The pair tied the knot on September 9 in South Carolina in front of 60 of their closest friends and family.
Heading home: The pair both clutched giant holdalls as they prepared to return to New York from South Carolina
The perfect accessory: Blake changed into floral silk shorts and a white T-shirt as the pair left the wedding venue, but all eyes were on her stunning ring
Come here, hubby! Blake couldn't resist pulling in her new husband for another clinch before they left
And wedding planner Tara Guerard revealed they were closely involved in every aspect of the planning.
She told People magazine: 'Ryan and Blake wanted the event to look and feel like home. We created the charm, elegance and magic of times past. It was a truly elegant celebration.'
While fans have yet to be treated to any photographs of Blake on her big day, it was reported that she chose a stunning Marchesa gown for the occasion.
Quaint: Following the wedding, Blake and Ryan stayed at The Inn at Little Washington in Virginia, an upscale Bed and Breakfast
Keeping their heads down: Blake and Ryan did their best to go unnoticed as they left their holiday destination
A source revealed the pair had a retro-carnival themed cocktail hour and served popcorn in paper bags with their initials, adding: 'They're a fun couple who wanted to inject that into their wedding.'
Friends of the pair - who have been dating for a year - revealed they have 'an ease' with each other which is heartening to all.
A source said: 'They have such an ease when it comes to their relationship. He looks after her, dotes on her and protects her and she honestly just complements him perfectly. They knew early on that this was it.'
Meanwhile, since the ceremony, Blake and Ryan have been seen returning to normal life.
Blake was spotted on the set of the sixth and final season of Gossip Girl in New York on Monday, while Ryan also emerged for a trip to his local gym in the Big Apple.
Back to normality: Blake was spotted on the New York set of Gossip Girl on Monday afternoon
First day apart: While Blake was hard at work filming, Ryan was spotted heading to the gym in New York
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Blake Lively shows off GIANT $2m pink diamond as she gives new husband Ryan Reynolds a passionate kiss
By Sarah Bull