American Idol personality Bobby Bones, 41, and Caitlin Parker, 29, marry at their home in Nashville
American Idol personality Bobby Bones and Caitlin Parker got married at their home in Nashville Saturday.
Bones, 41, told People of the decision to wed at their abode, ‘We love home. We picked this place out together – that was really one of the first decisions that we made as a couple. And so she thought, “What if we got married here?”’
Parker, a publicist, 29, said ‘it was such a big gesture’ when Bones to get the home for them, as they ‘got to start fresh.
The latest: American Idol personality Bobby Bones, 41, and Caitlin Parker, 29, got married at their home in Nashville Saturday. The couple were seen last year following their engagement
‘For me, it really wasn’t even a question,’ she said. ‘It was just – if we’re getting married in Nashville, we’re getting married at the house.’
Parker told the publication that she had been anticipating her father presenting her to her spouse-to-be in the ceremony.
‘I am so close with my dad and he’s just the perfect example of what a man should be to his wife and his daughters,’ Parker told People. ‘His blessing means a lot to me. And I just like the idea of being passed over from my favorite man in the world to my new favorite man in the world.’
The couple were wed by Parker’s longtime minister Jeff Elkins, as she said, ‘I don’t have a godfather, but if I did, it would be him. He was the only option.’
Details: Parker told the publication that she had been anticipating her father presenting her to her spouse-to-be in the ceremony
Bones was snapped in Nashville at the ACM Awards at the Grand Ole Opry last September
Bones donned an Alton Lane suit with a bow tie, while Parker wore a wedding gown by Galia Lahav.
‘It was probably the third dress that I tried on, and I knew it immediately,’ she said. ‘It was the absolute opposite of what I thought that I wanted from the start – completely different.’
Among those in attendance included country artists including Dierks Bentley, Jake Owen, Chuck Wicks, radio star Charlamagne Tha God and tennis player Andy Roddick, who was in the groom’s court. Dan + Shay’s Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney played the song Forever, while Gary LeVox and Ronnie Dunn also performed.
The American Idol mentor/radio star lauded wedding planner Josiah Carr, of Ninth & Everett, for his work on the ceremony, which included deluxe floral and lighting arrangements, with the string quartet Viva La Strings playing.
‘Josiah has just been the best – not only planning, but also being a bit of a therapist at times for different reasons,’ he said. ‘Honestly, I didn’t know the value of a wedding planner.
Backstory: Bones met Parker two years ago through mutual pal Lauren Alaina
‘I thought they hired a couple of people, you ate your cake and you called it a day. But he has been so great and helpful and giving in ways that I never expected him to be.’
The couple, who first met two years ago through mutual pal Lauren Alaina, announced their engagement last fall at their home.
Bones wrote on Instagram, ‘I am the luckiest. I waited so long for the right one. And it payed off. Surprised her with a secret proposal in the barn in the backyard.’
Parker said on social media of the occasion, ‘I get to marry the best man I’ve ever known … I am in shock and feel like the luckiest girl in the world. I’m so in love & so happy.’