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Bobby Bones Marries Caitlin Parker in At-Home Ceremony in Nashville

Radio host and American Idol mentor Bobby Bones tied the knot with Caitlin Parker on Saturday, July 17. People reports that the couple wed in an at-home ceremony at their Nashville residence.

We love home. We picked this place out together — that was really one of the first decisions that we made as a couple," Bones told People. "And so she thought, 'What if we got married here?'"

The couple wrote their own vows and were married by Parker's childhood music minister, Jeff Elkins.

Parker wore a Galia Lahav dress from The Dress Theory Nashville, while Bones wore a custom suit with a bow tie by Alton Lane.

Country artists, including Dierks Bentley and Jake Owen, were in attendance. Duo Dan + Shay performed the couple's first dance song, the Jesse and the Rippers version of The Beach Boys' "Forever" from the TV series Full House.

Inside Their Love Story

Bobby Bones met Caitlin Parker when he was visiting a taping of Dancing With The Stars to visit contestant Lauren Alaina. Parker was onset visiting her friend who worked for the Public Relations department at ABC. The radio host told People that it wasn't necessarily anything special when they first were introduced, no sparks or fireworks. 

"We didn't really hit it off the first time we met. We were just like 'Hi, what's up?' and then we started talking on Instagram like a month later," he explained.

The couple's first date was pretty awkward, mostly because Parker didn't realize it was even supposed to be a date. But they went out again, and again, and they've been together ever since. The couple even got to the point in their relationship this year where Parker came to Nashville from her home in Los Angeles to quarantine with her boyfriend when the coronavirus pandemic hit. 

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Clearly, the togetherness during COVID brought them closer together because Bones posted his amazing proposal in an Instagram post last year. And he actually had singer Mat Kearney there to sing their song...could it get any better?! He even put up the pics to prove that it's the cutest proposal ever. 

In his sweet post he wrote, "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. After she said yes, our song "nothing left to lose" by Mat Kearney was playing outside. And it was @matkearney playing it. She said it was at Mat's concert during this song that she knew I was the one for her. So lucky he played it again for only us tonight. I'm so happy I get marry to love of my life ."

Parker posted about the proposal on her own social media page saying, "I get to marry the best man I've ever known. Bobby surprised me with the most amazing proposal in the barn in our back yard which was immediately followed by a live performance of @matkearney singing our song. I am in shock and feel like the luckiest girl in the world. I'm so in love & so happy."

Move over sweet birthday tributes because Bones threw his 28-year-old girlfriend a little home graduation since she was unable to attend a ceremony this year after completing her master's degree. He even got each of them a cap and gown and a giant sign that said "Congrats Caitlin." This happy couple couldn't get any cuter!

Bobby Bones wears a lot of hats — radio personality and host of The Bobby Bones Show, DWTS alum and now husband. 

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