Country music has needed a little good news lately, and got it in the form of a pair of “I dos” this past weekend as country star and mega-hit songwriter Rhett Akins and his fiancée, Sonya Mansfield, tied the knot. And while the groom was incredibly handsome and the bride utterly breathtaking, wait until you see this wedding party.
Joining Rhett at the altar before his bride-to-be walked down the aisle was his son, country superstar Thomas Rhett, along with the groom’s best pals and co-hit writers, Ben Hayslip and Dallas Davidson, better known collectively (with Rhett) as the Peach Pickers. The Peach Pickers are the writers behind hits like Blake Shelton’s “All About Tonight,” Joe Nichols’ “Gimme That Girl” and Luke Bryan’s “I Don’t Want This Night to End.”
While those boys spend plenty of time onstage, it was the flower girl, Thomas Rhett’s daughter Willa Gray, who truly stole the spotlight.
Dressed in a frothy white gown and ballet slippers, a wreath of creamy roses circling her head, Willa might have been the youngest of Sonya and Rhett’s attendants. And from the look on her face, she appeared to have more fun than anyone else.
The bride was stunning in a super feminine, candlelight lace, strapless mermaid gown with a sweetheart neckline and embellished belt. She wore her long hair half up and pinned back in her fingertip veil and carried a mixed bouquet that included creamy roses.
Rhett, who hit hit big in the 1990s with songs like “That Ain’t My Truck” and “She Said Yes,” popped the question in New York’s Times Square on New Year’s Eve.
Congratulations to Sonya, Rhett and the Akins and Mansfield families!