Bachelor favorite marries billionaire's son in lavish Dallas wedding
A Bachelor runner-up in 2020 won her happily ever after two years later in Dallas: Madison Prewett married Dallas native Grant Troutt in a glamorous, reality TV star-studded celebration at his folks' house on Saturday, October 29.
Prewett came in second on pilot Peter Weber's season of the ABC reality dating show (well, technically she quit but then briefly reunited with him after the show's dramatic ending). She was a fan favorite for her unwavering convictions. Troutt, a minister and podcast host, is the son of Dallas billionaire Kenny Troutt and wife Lisa Copeland Troutt; the wedding for 400 took place on the Troutts' sprawling family estate in Dallas.
“We chose this location because it’s unique and special to us and having all our friends and family there means so much,” Prewett, 26, told People. "I have always wanted to get married in the fall and we wanted a short engagement, so it couldn't be more perfect."
The couple chose top Dallas vendors to bring their lavish affair to life (reportedly in just 12 weeks), and Dallas-based fine art-film photographer Megan Kay Photography captured the big day.
Prewett walked down the aisle in a custom gown by Dallas' Nardos Design. The long veil featured the words "Worth the Wait" on the train.
Prewett's mother also wore Nardos, the designer posted on Instagram.
According to Page Six, the couple used the same florist as fellow Bachelor Nation stars Raven Gates and Adam Gottschalk, who also tied the knot in Dallas - Taylor Davis aka Something Pretty Floral. "Hers was stunning, so we got a lot of inspiration from that,” Prewett told Page Six.
The ceremony and reception were a wonderland of white roses.
The cakes were by Dallas' Fancy Cakes by Lauren, which has become a celebrity wedding go-to; they created the cakes for Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton's wedding last year, too. Prewett reportedly wanted the cake to be centerpiece of the reception. It was a towering creation of more than eight layers, white with gold floral details.
Dallas' Engaged Events did the wedding planning and design. "CHEERS TO THE TROUTTS!," they posted on Instagram. "The past 12 weeks have been a whirlwind of planning and perfecting @madiprew & @grant_troutt ‘s big day and we have loved every second of it!"
According to People, the couple - who got engaged just three months earlier - spent a couple post-wedding nights in Dallas before jetting off to Cabo for a honeymoon.
Prewett is an Auburn, Alabama native who wrote a book called Made For This Moment. Trout, who went to Episcopal School of Dallas and SMU, works for Blue Stone Innovation Partners, an investment capital fund based in Frisco, says People. He's also reportedly a speaker and minister to athletes and churches.
His father, Kenny Troutt, founded long-distance phone company Excel Communications, which he sold to Teleglobe in a $3.5 billion deal in 1998, according to Forbes. He now owns WinStar Farm in Versailles, Kentucky and has bred a Kentucky Derby winner. Lisa Copeland Troutt is a regular fixture on the Dallas society circuit.
It's unclear where the new Mr. and Mrs. will settle down, but they seem eager to start married life.
“What we are most excited for is a lifetime together,” Prewett told People. "We are most looking forward to walking out God's purpose for our life together. We can't wait to get plugged into a local church and host community in our new home!"