Bobby Bones and Caitlin Parker are married!
“We love house. We picked this place out collectively — that was actually one of many first selections that we made as a pair. And so she thought, ‘What if we acquired married right here?'” Bones, 41, tells PEOPLE.
Provides Parker, 29, “It was such an enormous gesture for Bobby to need to get a house for us each, that had a few of my touches. We acquired to begin recent. For me, it actually wasn’t even a query. It was simply — if we’re getting married in Nashville, we’re getting married on the home.”
With the assistance of Ninth & Everett proprietor and planner Josiah Carr, the couple’s yard was remodeled into the marriage venue of their desires. Blooms from Stella Rose Floral had been in every single place whereas a “C + B” from Alpha-Lit Nashville lit up the world. Moreover, string quartet Viva La Strings performed whereas floating in Bones and Parker’s pool in the course of the cocktail hour.
“Josiah has simply been one of the best — not solely planning, but in addition being a little bit of a therapist at occasions for various causes,” Bones says. “Actually, I did not know the worth of a marriage planner. I believed they employed a few folks, you ate your cake and also you referred to as it a day. However he has been so nice and useful and giving in ways in which I by no means anticipated him to be.”
Charla Storey Bobby Bones and Caitlin Parker
Bones and Parker deliberate to forgo a primary look forward of the ceremony — “I can’t see her till she’s strolling down the aisle,” he tells PEOPLE — however each had been wanting ahead to the opposite’s look as the marriage march started.
Parker was additionally awaiting the second her father would hand her off to her fiancé. “I’m so shut with my dad and he is simply the right instance of what a person ought to be to his spouse and his daughters,” she says. “His blessing means lots to me. And I similar to the concept of being handed over from my favourite man on the planet to my new favourite man on the planet.”
After the groomsmen — together with retired tennis professional Andy Roddick — walked in to The Workplace theme track, the couple’s two canines, Stanley and Eller, additionally made their method down the aisle in bow ties and pearls — although days earlier than the ceremony, Bones was uncertain if the rambunctious pups would have the ability to “pull it off.” He joked, “We’re rooting for them, nevertheless it’ll be a game-time resolution.”
Bones and Parker, who wrote their very own vows, had been married by her childhood music minister, Jeff Elkins. “I haven’t got a godfather, but when I did, it could be him,” Parker says of Elkins, who’s additionally her childhood finest pal’s dad. “He was the one choice.”
For his or her wedding ceremony, Bones wore a customized go well with with bow tie by Alton Lane, preferring to “mix in” with a basic look so Parker might “come down and personal the present” in her Galia Lahav robe.
Parker discovered the right piece at The Gown Principle Nashville a lot faster than she initially anticipated.
“It was in all probability the third gown that I attempted on, and I knew it instantly. I had 5 ladies [including bridesmaids Abby Smyers and Bobby Bones Show personality Amy Brown] with me and three of them began crying! It was absolutely the reverse of what I believed that I wished from the beginning — utterly completely different,” she tells PEOPLE. “Bobby’s very superstitious about it. He would not even need me to say the phrase ‘gown.’ He will not have a look at my telephone — he is afraid an image will pop up. He will not go into the closet the place it is hanging, regardless that you possibly can’t see it.”
Following the ceremony, visitors — together with nation stars Dierks Bentley, Jake Owen, Chuck Wicks and radio character Charlamagne Tha God — loved a cocktail hour with apps handed on marble trays within the form of Bones and Parker’s house states of Arkansas and Oklahoma whereas listening to the floating quartet White Door Occasions arrange within the couple’s pool.
The celebration then moved right into a tent on the property for dinner and dancing, the place the pair had been formally launched as Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Estell. Friends Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney of Dan + Shay then took the stage to sing Bones and Parker’s first dance track — the Jesse and the Rippers model of The Seashore Boys’ “Ceaselessly” from Full Home.
Charla Storey Caitlin Parker and Bobby Bones
Different trade associates offered further leisure, as Gary LeVox serenaded the group with Rascal Flatts‘ hits “Bless the Damaged Highway” and “Quick Vehicles and Freedom” whereas Ronnie Dunn carried out the Brooks & Dunn basic “Neon Moon” as a light-up moon was lowered from the ceiling as a shock for the newlyweds.
Bones tells PEOPLE he was particularly wanting ahead to the dances — each the primary and final. “I do know I will not cry then,” he says of the Dan + Shay efficiency, but when just a few tears sneak out, “I can simply cover on her shoulder.” The pair deliberate to share a non-public second on the finish of the night time as effectively. “We’ll do a final dance when all people’s gone,” Bones explains. “I look ahead to that with no stress.”
Past Particulars catered the occasion, serving steak, crab desserts, mashed potatoes and greens, whereas Desserts + Co offered candy treats, together with Bones’ favourite Funfetti cookie dough cake that he beforehand had for his birthday. “They’re going to be very full after they depart right here,” Bones jokes of his visitors.
However the couple was most excited in regards to the night’s send-off — a Sonic Drive-In pop-up serving every part from “put a hoop on it” onion rings to Nashville scorching hen sliders to the couple’s private concoction, the Bobby Water. (Regardless of the identify, the drink — which options water, strawberries, cherries and Nerds — was Parker’s creation. “Bobby went on air the subsequent day and was like, ‘So I invented this loopy factor at Sonic.’ And I caught wind of it and was livid!” she recollects with amusing. “That could be the largest struggle we have ever had.”)
Bones and Parker contemplate the Sonic snacks the “most private a part of the night time” as a result of it reminds them of the early days of their relationship after they had been determining their emotions for one another.
“When she was coming from Los Angeles to Nashville and I might choose her up on the airport, I might go by Sonic and get her drinks first,” Bones explains of the first few months of relationship long-distance in 2019. “It was like, ‘Hey, you simply flew for 5 hours. That is an odd factor I am doing as a result of I am attempting to point out you ways a lot I care about you, however I do not actually know tips on how to categorical human feelings.’ So to have that as an enormous a part of our wedding ceremony means lots to us. It wasn’t some kind of product placement. We really pursued them and had been like, ‘Is there any method you’ll do that right here?’ And so they went above and past.”
After assembly via mutual associates on the West Coast, the couple dated for just a few months earlier than the pandemic hit in March 2020. Parker, who was residing in California on the time, determined to journey to Tennessee to trip issues out. “I got here with a mindset of, ‘I am going keep for a few week as a result of L.A. is shut down and Nashville is not.’ It was simply, ‘I might moderately be with my boyfriend locked in the home than on my own in L.A. locked in the home,’ in order that half was straightforward. It was months later once I was about to graduate grad college the place we needed to actually take into consideration if I used to be going to formally make the transfer or proceed long-distance.”
For his half, Bones “was principally simply attempting to persuade her to be right here. I wished her to remain the entire time. When it was time to have these conversations, I did not need to as a result of I did not need her to even take into consideration going again.”
Bobby Bones Marriage ceremony Caitlin Parker and Bobby Bones
By the summer season, Parker had determined to remain in Nashville. “When she lastly agreed to maneuver right here, I simply knew I used to be going to suggest,” Bones tells PEOPLE.
He continues, “I knew instantly that it was extraordinarily completely different, even from the beginning. Early on, it was like, ‘I actually wanted to deal with this delicately and make investments my time and my capabilities as a result of that is going to be for a very long time.’ I wasn’t freaked out and that is how I knew it was proper. I by no means as soon as went, ‘Oh God, what’s taking place right here?’ Largely I used to be like, ‘Perhaps that is what individuals are speaking about, while you watch films and skim books.’ That is how I knew she was the one — as a result of I wasn’t freaking out.”
Bones proposed to Parker within the barn on their property final October, quickly after they’d moved from his bachelor pad the place they’d quarantined collectively. Parker knew accepting was the suitable resolution.
“I had conversations with my mother rising up about while you fall in love with that proper individual and the way you recognize,” she recollects. “And she or he all the time advised me that it is simply not exhausting. You’ll undergo a variety of issues collectively as a pair, however that the connection itself should not be exhausting. That it looks like a way of peace washing over you. And with Bobby, that is the way it’s all the time been. After I’m with him, there’s such a robust sense of peace about us it doesn’t matter what it’s we’re going via that day. I simply know he is the one for me.”
Hannah Corridor Caitlin Parker and Bobby Bones
In fact, not every part’s excellent — Parker needs Bones would cease biting his fingernails and learn to soak a plate (“I do not even want you to do the dish; simply put water on it earlier than you let it crust over within the sink!”), whereas Bones is irritated that Parker’s “higher than him” at nearly every part, together with time administration. However he admits he wants to listen to it.
“She’s the primary individual that truly tells me, ‘No’ or ‘You needn’t spiral this manner.’ And I’ve listened — in all probability not as a lot as she likes— however I’ve by no means listened, truthfully ever. I get so aggravated by being advised what to do, however that is really, ‘Hey, let me enable you to get a bit extra balanced.’ I am getting higher as a result of I see it is for my very own good.”
Bones grows introspective. “I’ve simply been so alone, on my own, impartial. I am lastly beginning to have substance in my life. She’s continually attempting to persuade me that my life is extra than simply what I do for a residing and attempting to point out me that my price is extra than simply what I put out on TV or on the radio,” he says. “I have never been a lot of a human. I have been very a lot a robotic for all of my life till now, however I can really feel small cracks in that basically unhealthy body that I used to dwell within. I am studying.”
Hannah Corridor Bobby Bones and Caitlin Parker
As speak turns to the long run, each Parker and Bones say they hope to have kids — and develop their very own household traditions.
“We would like children. I by no means actually had a household rising up,” Bones tells PEOPLE of his childhood burdened by poverty, an absent father and a mom (now deceased) who abused medicine and alcohol. “It is also a rising course of for me to be a greater, extra well-rounded human. I am wanting ahead to that.”
Provides Parker: “My household is de facto large on traditions. Christmas Eve, we do the identical factor yearly, and we all the time go on a household trip. I actually look ahead to persevering with a few of these with him, but in addition beginning our personal.”
However first, the honeymoon. “There’s a bit motel a few mile from the home, so we’ll go keep for a day,” Bones initially jokes, earlier than confirming he’ll in truth be having fun with a quick break. “I’ve by no means taken two weeks off of labor!”
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