Besides playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers as the quarterback for 14 seasons, releasing country music albums, starring in TV shows and films, and working as FOX NFL Sunday analyst, Terry Bradshaw has another important role he plays in everyday life: dad. This past weekend, he got to the take that ob to the next level, becoming the father of the bride. His daughter, Rachel Bradshaw, married Chase Lybbert in front of 300 guests on March 25, 2023, in Denton, Texas, People reports. "I'm marrying my childhood friend," Rachel says. "Our families are so close, and solidifying that is so special, really, for all of us. Our moms have been trying to hook us up for over a decade, so this is the best day ever for them and us! It's just so much love and warmth."
The couple exchanged vows at Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum, and Terry walked his daughter down the aisle to kick off the ceremony. The bride donned a Zhivago gown for the occasion. However, the bride and groom wanted to focus more on the party and less on the pomp and circumstance. “I didn’t want to deal with anything traditional,” Rachel notes. “This is my second wedding, and I was like, ‘Let’s just have a big party,’ basically a reception. But it just was way more us.” Rachel was previously married to former Tennessee Titans player Rob Bironas, but he died in a car crash a few months after their wedding in 2014.
After they were pronounced husband and wife, the couple celebrated at Denton Country Club, the place that marked the beginning of their love story. “Our parents' parents have been members for generations, and we are members," the Bradshaw Bunch star explains. "And on the day that I saw him and I fell in love with him was June 28, 2021. I was sitting at the country club with my girlfriend Erin, drinking wine and at a corner table. So we just fell in love there, met there. His parents were both married there. So I was like, 'You know what? We got to do it at the country club.' It's just so meant to be."
With an “airy, light, and bright” color scheme of white and pearl shades, the newlyweds had their space decorated with balloons and peonies. Once guests walked into the room, they were given champagne and a meatball or tuna tartare for an appetizer. Then, they sipped on “his and “hers” signature cocktails: a whiskey sour for Lybbert and a dirty martini for Rachel. Guests also noshed on charcuterie, a seafood tower, sliders, hush puppies, corn dogs, a macaroni and cheese bar, a baked potato bar, a salad bar, and green beans. “Southern everything—just yummy finger foods,” Rachel says of the cuisine. “I [didn’t] want everyone sitting down. I wanted people up and partying.” To maintain an informal ambiance with a packed dance floor, they assigned just close family members to one assigned table and let the rest of the guests mingle.
To finish off the spread, friends and family enjoyed cookies, mini carrot cakes, and cobblers. Rachel also changed into a custom jumpsuit by Olia Zavozina with cowboy boots that included an engraving of their names and wedding date for the second phase of festivities. “Everyone coming together—all these people we’ve known our entire lives—it just makes it really special,” Rachel says.