Earlier this month, country radio DJ and TV personality Bobby Bones got married to his longtime bae, Caitlin Parker, celebrating with a star-studded ceremony in Nashville. And being such a prominent figure in the country community, you knew the event would be packed with stars.
With so many of Bones’ famous friends were in attendance, it was Dan + Shay who serenaded the happy couple — but the tune Bones and Parker chose wasn’t one of the duo’s many chart topping hits. It wasn’t even one of their songs.
No, for the pop-culture loving Estell family, the only true choice for first-dance was “Forever” by Jesse & the Rippers — the debut single of a fictional band fronted by actor John Stamos, in the hit ’90s TV show, Full House. Singer Shay Mooney gave his stratospheric vocal a tender softness that was perfect for the moment, while partner Dan Smyers strummed guitar with quiet reverence. And all the while, Bobby Bones and Parker circled on the dance floor, locked in a loving embrace.
It was a touching moment, for sure, and not just for those at the wedding. Stamos eventually found out his song had been the couple’s romantic soundtrack, and reached out via Twitter to extend his well wishes. But it was Parker who explained the choice.
“Choosing our first dance song was pretty easy,” Parker wrote. “It had to be “Forever” by Jesse and the Rippers as seen/heard on Full House when Jesse marries Aunt Becky. DUH.
“Choosing who we wanted to sing it was even easier,” she went on. “There was no other option in our minds. Though it seems impossible @danandshay are even kinder than they are talented. I am forever thankful to them for doing this for us. We love you guys.”