Mandy Moore had a low-key backyard wedding & 12 different kinds of cake!

I actually like Mandy Moore a lot, even though I barely pay attention to her. Out of all the bubble-gum pop stars to break out in the late 90s and early 00s in the wake of Britney Spears, I never really thought Mandy Moore would still be around, and that she would be a for-real actress. It’s strange to think of her journey. Anyway, all of that to say, I forgot she even had a boyfriend/fiance, but she did. She married Taylor Goldsmith in a quiet backyard ceremony Sunday evening at her home – you can see an Architectural Digest video of her house here. It sounds really low-key and nice:

Mandy Moore is officially a bride! E! News can confirm that the This Is Us star married Dawes musician Taylor Goldsmith in front of family and close friends Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles. A source told E! News that the ceremony was “an intimate backyard wedding at Mandy’s home that started just after sundown on Sunday evening.”

The private wedding ceremony comes after Mandy hinted to E! News that her ceremony wouldn’t be an over-the-top affair. It seemed like a very convivial gathering. The source added, “There was a small group of family and friends that looked to be about 50 people.”

According to the insider, the look of the wedding was “very boho,” which included “rugs on the floor surrounding the altar. The flower arrangements were beautiful with lots of large feathers.” After the nuptials, guests then traveled to The Fig House, which is a private event space in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. Some attendees include Minka Kelly, Wilmer Valderrama, Milo Ventimiglia, Chrissy Metz and Sterling K. Brown.

According to another insider, there was a plethora of culinary options at the reception. The source said there was no formal dinner, but there were a “number of food stations around the venue, including meat, chicken, vegetarian, raw food, flat bread, cheese and charcuterie and more.” The catering was all provided by Room Forty. Like many weddings, guests could also enjoy lots of drinks provided by Pharmacy, which involved “a whiskey station and lots of wine.”

So what about the cake? Well, Mandy and Taylor went with something a bit more “non-traditional.” The insider said, “They’ll have 12 different kinds of cake for people to try.”

[From E! News]

I knew I liked Mandy for a reason. She didn’t force her wedding guests to eat one particular way, and she gave them lots of cake options. Well done, Mandy. That, to me, says a lot about her and her vibe, plus it was her second marriage. She probably figured out a lot about what she wanted and didn’t want, and so for this wedding, she just went low-key and tried to ensure that everyone would have some good food and good drinks. Her new husband is cute too – not in a crazy-hot heartthrob way, but he looks like a sweetheart. I hope they’re very happy together.

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  1. CanadianGirl says:

    The only problem with 12 kinds of cake is that I would want to eat them all. I like Mandy and think this sounds nice and a lot of fun. I love food stations.

  2. BengalCat😻 says:

    I saw Dawes play in Chattanooga last Sunday and they put on a great show! Their music isn’t really my taste but Taylor was very charismatic and sweet and played for a solid 3 hours. They seem like a great couple, I wish them all the best!

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I saw Dawes open for ELO this past August. They are great, but I was so sad they didn’t play “When the Tequila Runs Out”. I LOVE that song. It’s so chill and yet joyful.

  3. Deanne says:

    That ‘s exactly the kind of wedding I wanted to have. Mine was way too big and formal due to family pressure from both sides. He’s adorable and I hope that they will be very happy together in the years to come. Just the fact that she had such a variety of food options and 12 different cakes makes me kind of love her.

  4. Lizzie says:

    i don’t think she had a first wedding. i think it was just her and the douche who shall not be named at a courthouse.

  5. Tiffany says:

    Her first marriage was elopement. She and Ryan got married between his shows in I think, Georgia.

    • NicoleinSavannah says:

      She has now had if I HAD to have a dream wedding, twice. When she got married down the road in Savannah, I was beat to that little chapel by my bother and they no longer do weddings. All those marriages were doomed anyway. It’s the Bethesda Home for Boys. On Ferguson Avenue. It was an interesting choice.

      • Lindy says:

        I grew up on Isle of Hope! My dad and stepmom had their wedding at the Bethesda chapel. I didn’t know Mandy Moore had her first wedding there!!!

        I like her so much and wish her the best. I also am in love with the rich chocolatey brown hair color she’s rocking. My natural color is black but I’m really seeing a lot of grey at the roots. So I’m thinking about lightening my hair to her color…

      • NicoleinSavannah says:

        @lindy
        Fellow Isle of Hoper here. I’ll never forget the day it happened. I begged my friend at Bethesda to just let me show up so I could meet her! Yes. I want the hair. And I’m glad there have been successful marriages at that chapel too!

  6. Aerohead21 says:

    I got a 70s cover album of hers and really liked it. She and Jennifer Hudson have a lot in common that way. They’re both fabulous performers – singing and acting. I’m so glad she broke out of the bubble gum pop bubble she started in because she has so much more talent and it would have been a waste if she got stuck there.

  7. Tania says:

    My low key backyard wedding consisted of 8 people, including my husband and I. We had a nice dinner at a local restaurant where everyone could order whatever they wanted to eat or drink.

    We had a realtor come over to put together a marketing plan to sell our home and it made me really sad because of all the memories. There’s no way I can dig up the maple tree we got married under and take it with me :(

  8. Eto says:

    FINALLY a celebrity spends money on something 100% relatable. All the cakes!

  9. waitingforthesun says:

    I come from Croatia and it is nothing unusal for us to have different types of cakes displayed at the wedding. Of course, there is the wedding cake, which is the biggest and the most decorated, but there are others, which are usually brought by close family members or friends. In addition, it is a widespread tradition to give the newlyweds money as a gift, there is no such thing as registry. Oh well, different strokes for different folks!

  10. BANANIE says:

    I love that wedding set up! I could not afford that many cakes but I did do the different-flavor-per-tier approach.

    I’m also really glad I did the food station style because it was a lot less formal and strict than weddings I’ve been to with seated dinners. I think both can be a blast though

  11. me says:

    I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been to a wedding and never got a piece of the cake !