Marcus Nilsson/Martha Stewart Weddings; Inset: Getty
Dahvi Shira and Kristin Boehm
December 20, 2012 09:25 AM

Better late than never is the case for anyone eagerly waiting for a glimpse of Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds on their super secret wedding day.

And we mean glimpse literally – the sole photo of the pair posted on Martha Stewart Weddings Thursday is a beautiful shot of them holding hands. Lively, 25, wore a couture Marchesa ball gown, and her hubby, 36, donned a Burberry suit with custom leather suspenders.

“They wanted to celebrate in privacy – and in style. And while they remain protective of images of them on their most heartfelt occasion, they graciously let us share pictures of the elements we created together,” reads the first slide of the pastry-heavy gallery touting the winter 2013 issue of MSW.

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Marcus Nilsson/Martha Stewart Weddings

Stewart, who is Lively’s self-described “idol,” played a part in planning the wedding.

“From the heartfelt ceremony to the fun-filled carnival hour and elegant reception, it was a truly enchanting celebration,” Stewart’s magazine said when the couple tied the knot in a family-friendly ceremony just outside of Charleston, S.C., in September.

Following their surprise nuptials, the lovebirds made their way to Little Washington, Va., for a mini-honeymoon.

You can check out the bride’s bouquet and luxe dessert table here, or pick up the winter issue of Martha Stewart Weddings, with more photos and a full story, on newsstands Dec. 24.

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