Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed Wedding


After being engaged for around four months, Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder tied the knot in Topanga Canyon, California, just six miles away from the famous Malibu beach on April 26, 2015. Though people had many things of interest in this couple, from their top secret event to their exes etc., but what we are discussing here, is the splendid rustic wedding theme that they had arranged. Let’s have a look at the details of Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed wedding and what makes it a fairytale wedding.

Shhhhhh! It’s a Secret

It was not a high profile Hollywood marriage but a small party-like event with few nearest and dearest ones. Though the marriage was fully planned and arranged but it was kept secret. All the guests were sent an invitation to a “housewarming party” and not a wedding invite (top secret). The reason for this secrecy? The celebrity couple didn’t want the guests to build up any expectations or trapped inside any formal wedding attires. All the guests were shifted to the wedding venue (backyard), once they all gathered at the previously announced spot. And the most magical moment of the day was, the groom walking down the very rustic cobblestone path, carrying the blushing bride.


The couple wanted the nuptial to be simple so the guest list was quite short. Except their families, Ian's CW costars Kat Graham, Paul Wesley, Matt Davis, and Phoebe Tonkin were a few celebs that were present on the event. Vows as well as rings were exchanged in front of this small group of people. This would surely be the most touching moment of Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed wedding.

Backyard Reception

The backyard was given a festive feel with the items like taco stands, Cajun food stations. All were arranged elegantly in the sunny outdoors.

The Cake

A three-tiered red velvet cake was ordered from Vanilla Bake Shop. It was a beautiful cake covered with smooth, white, buttercream, accented with creamy pink flowers and other botanical accents, placed on a wooden slice, gave it a naturally rustic touch.


Drinks were also quite promising. The bride and groom added their signature cocktails. The groom selected spicy hibiscus margarita and a special pear vodka with St. Germaine, and citrus bitters by the beautiful bride. As Nikki said, “It really was all about the food, the dancing and the love,”


Both being Coachella diehards, the music arranged in the ceremony was a soothing amalgamation of the freewheeling, sun-soaked energy of their favorite music festivals, together with the soulful, romantic and unique tunes from New Orleans, it created a magical sensation.

Rustic Decorations

Long rectangle tables were decorated with rustic elements like artistically cut wood pieces as table centerpieces. Filled with white, wild flowers, roses, lush green leaves and succulents, it looked fabulously rustic and chic. Mason jars were also placed on the tables as fillers. Glowing café lights were hanging on each table and it helped in creating a romantic feel while dining out. And of course, the guests danced joyfully to a live band later on.

Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed Wedding Attires

Ian Somerhalder gorgeously enrobed in a Nedo Belluci, white bespoke suit, serenity tie and a matching white boutonniere. Nikki looked ravishing in an ivory backless gown with lace overlay and three quarter sleeves with delicate embroidery. With slight curls in her hair and holding a boho-chic bouquet of the fresh flowers, she stole the show. The bouquet had flowers like white and pink roses, peonies with a few wildflowers. To give a more rustic feel, fresh foliage was accented beautifully.

Bridesmaids Dresses

Even the bridesmaids were dressed in purely rustic and elegant hues like beige and soft peachy ones. That is perfect for a daytime rustic wedding.

Best Wishes from Nina

Before dating Nikki Reed, Ian was in a three year long relationship with Nina Dobrev, his co-star from the ‘Vampire Diaries’. Though she was also invited to attend the private ceremony of Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed wedding but she did not show up on the last hour to avoid awkwardness. When asked, she cleared the media by claiming that ‘she feels happy for the newlywed couple. And she still shares very good and positive relation with Ian Somerhalder. To her, they are still very good friends. And media should avoid focusing on the irrelevant issues like their past relationships.