I just wrote the other day about how I thought the spontaneous marriage between Mandy Moore and Ryan Adams is doomed but new details have been released about the actual ceremony and what can I say? I’m a sucker for a good love story. It doesn’t change my mind any about this relationship but it does sound like a really nice day. From Gossip Rocks,
“She was thrilled to be getting married. She was giddy but not in a childish way. She was obviously so happy,” Pastor Steve Schulte, who married the couple this week at Whitefield Chapel at Bethesda Home for Boys on the outskirts of Savannah, Ga., tells PEOPLE exclusively.
The couple, who just got engaged last month, arranged for a last-minute ceremony, with one of their reps calling Schulte just the day before, saying a judge wasn’t available and asking if the pastor could officiate. “I thought it was either somebody famous or somebody really bad,” says Schulte, who agreed to the job, bringing along only a friend, wedding planner Chad Baker – and that was because they had another wedding event later in the day.
In the eight-minute ceremony, the couple held hands and faced each other as they exchanged silver rings purchased from a local jeweler. Tears welled in Moore’s eyes and her voice quivered as she took Adams to be her husband.
As the couple walked out of the church, Adams turned and took Moore’s face in both of his hands and gave her another kiss. They then walked to a little footbridge near the chapel where they hugged and kissed.
“It was so romantic. It was awesome,” says Baker. “I just can’t stress how happy they seemed.”
It does all sound picture-perfect, doesn’t it? It reminds me of the days when we were all talking about how if Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt didn’t make it, there was no hope for the rest of us. God, why can’t I just be happy for people?