Sporting a Vera Wang wedding dress and Doc Martins, Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams married her New Found Glory guitarist beau Chad Gilbert in the most wonderful punk wedding this weekend on February 20.
The couple’s wedding venue, The Franklin Theatre, wasn’t just selected for its unique, photogenic qualities. The bride, her Paramore bandmates and fellow community members helped contribute to the restoration and reopening of the theater after it shut down, earning it a special place in her heart. The couple also chose to only include local vendors at the February 20 wedding to highlight their love of their Nashville, Tennessee home.
Williams and Gilbert enjoyed a messy first bite – rather, face full – of their wedding cake made entirely of donuts! The 100 Layer Donut Cake was a first for the Five Daughters Bakery who created the confection with three tiers of three different flavors. Topping their delicious donut wedding cake, were action figures by Super 7 Funko Reaction Figures modeled after Leeloo from The Fifth Element & Sloth from The Goonies! The bakery also created 100 individual donuts, including vegan and paleo option with funny little quotes like “I like your butt” and “You’re so punk rock” adorning each one.
While Gilbert remained in his wedding attire provided by Ben Sherman for the reception, Williams changed into a UNIF top emblazoned with the her husband’s name “Chad.” She paired the shirt with a white TOPSHOP skirt and custom hi-tops from Vans to get her punk rock party on.
The couple’s punk theme carried through to their reception which was held at and catered by Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant in Downtown Franklin.
The newlyweds and their wedding guests, including their Paramore and New Found Glory bandmates (and the couple’s adorable dog Alf) danced into the night to the sounds of live music from Anthony Adams and The Nite Owls.
Congratulations to the Gilberts!