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Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson and her longtime love, Andrew East, married last weekend in a beautiful Tennessee wedding in front of their closest family and friends. But, when it comes to the even better part of the wedding planning journey (the honeymoon!), they're waiting to head off to paradise.
The reason? East was signed by the Oakland Raiders started a week or two ago, according to E! News, so the following day he had to head off to camp. That's not to say they didn't enjoy a little post-wedding wine tasting mini-moon in the Napa Valley, California, but they are waiting to head off to the "big" honeymoon until their work schedules calm down. The former Chiefs long snapper and his equally-athletic wife's Instagram was filled with fun snaps from their little getaway. As far as the real honeymoon, the newlyweds will be taking a South Caribbean cruise once East can take a few days off. The irony is that Johnson is actually a godmother to one of the Royal Caribbean cruise ships — along with Gloria Estefan, Michelle Kwan, and Daisy Fuentes. How fitting!
The couple's nuptials were held in Nashville, Tennessee in an evening ceremony. The former Dancing With the Stars contestant wore a unique custom gown by Olia Zavozina, a Nashville-based designer. For the rehearsal dinner, she donned a red dress. Planner Sara Fried shared with E! News that the whole weekend was a love-filled, family-friendly event. "Shawn and Andrew are both very close with their families," she shared. "It's important that both the ceremony and reception remain very intimate. Lots of candles, flowers, and touches of gold [created] a romantic setting."
There's no doubt it was a beautiful event, especially since the 24-year-old football player had the most adorable proposal — right in the middle of Wrigley Field — for his fiancé! Congratulations again, lovebirds.