Will Packer is one of the most successful producers in Hollywood, so it's no surprise that his own wedding played out like the happy ending of one of his films. The Straight Outta Compton producer tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend, Heather Hayslett, in their brand-new Atlanta home over the weekend, and the whole thing was a big surprise to their guests.
Sixty of the couple's closest friends and family gathered at their home on Friday night for what they thought was an elaborate housewarming party. Instead, after a brief tour of the home, they were lead to the backyard and asked to take a seat at one of the beautifully-decorated tables.
Minutes later, it was clear something very different was happening. Wearing a black-and-gold tuxedo, Essence.com reports the groom and his eldest son, who was his best man, along with the bride’s son, walked down the aisle together to a mash-up of the epic score of 2001: A Space Odyssey and Rich Homie Quan’s “Flex, Ohh, Ohh, Ohh” — what a combination! — and the bride’s sister, who served as her matron of honor, and Packer’s two daughters made their way down the aisle to Janelle Monae and Miguel’s duet “Primetime.”
Packer’s childhood friend Pastor Charles Jenkins of Chicago officiated the ceremony. Hayslett, wearing a beautiful beaded Eve of Milady gown, walked down the aisle with the couple’s longtime friend singer Anthony Hamilton serenading her to a rendition of Teddy Pendergrass’s “You’re My Latest, Greatest Inspiration.”
“When I saw her at the end of that aisle I just lost it,” says Packer. “That whole backyard was crying." He said of his bride, who he met in 2009 and proposed to in 2013, “She allows me to be me and she makes me so much better. I would be nothing if I did not have her. I had not known love until I met this woman!”
What a perfect Hollywood moment! Congratulations to Will, his wife and their beautiful blended family.
Watch the superproducer reflect on his career during BET's Genius Talks, below:
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