Downtown Franklin was the location for Paramore’s Hayley Williams and New Found Glory’s Chad Gilbert’s wedding.

Hayley Williams

Multiple sources reported that the couple got hitched at the Franklin Theatre on Saturday night. Gilbert’s record label Hopeless Records posted a congratulations tweet on Saturday evening. In the photo posted, you can see Hayley wearing a plaid skirt with a t-shirt that says “Chad.” Williams and Gilbert began dating back in 2008 and announced their engagement on New Year’s Eve of 2014.

Hayley Williams

The  couple held their reception at Puckett’s Grocery in downtown Frankiln. Puckett’s posted on Instagram, “It was an honor to help @yelyahwilliams & Chad Gilbert celebrate their wedding at Puckett’s @dwtnfranklintn. The love was flowing — if you’ve seen these two around town, you know what a joy they are! Cheers to love!”

Five Daughters Bakery located in The Factory in Franklin made the couple a 100 layer donut cake. Posted on their Facebook page they said.

“C🍩NGRATULATI🍩NS Chad and Hayley!
We thoroughly enjoyed making a giant 6 tiered croissant donut cake for the magical wedding of @yelyahwilliams of @paramore & her beau @xchadballx of @newfoundglory!”

Five Daughters Bakery Cake


The band Paramore got its start in Franklin when Hayley Williams met brothers Zac and Josh Farro.