Mandy Moore and Ryan Adams’ Low-Key Nuptials
Mandy Moore definitely isn’t a Bridezilla type.
The ceremony, which was held at Whitefield Chapel at Bethesda Home for Boys outside of Savannah, Georgia, lasted a mere eight minutes. The wedding bands were silver and purchased from a local jeweler. Arrangements were made just the day before.
And the dress code was extremely casual. Moore wore a cream-colored dress and flat sandals. The groom opted for tight skinny jeans, a T-shirt with sport coat and sneakers.
Pastor Steve Schulte, who officiated the ceremony, had never met the couple before and was initially wary due to the last-minute arrangements. “I thought it was either somebody famous or somebody really bad,” Schulte recalls. But Moore’s obvious elation set the pastor’s mind at ease. “She was thrilled to be getting married,” Schulte offers. “She was giddy but not in a childish way. She was obviously so happy.”
After the brief ceremony, which began at 2:30 p.m., Adams and Moore exited the chapel. Adams paused, turned to his new bride, took her face in his hands and planted a wet one on her. Then the newly married couple retreated to a little footbridge near the chapel, where they hugged and kissed some more.
“It was so romantic. It was awesome,” says wedding planner Chad Baker—who was only in attendance because he had another wedding appointment with Schulte later that day. “I just can’t stress how happy they seemed.”