On April 16, Olympic gold medal gymnast Shawn Johnson married Oakland Raiders long snapper Andrew East in a rustic-chic wedding in Franklin, Tennessee.
A handful of pics from the countryside fete were floating around the internet right after the wedding, but on Sunday we were finally graced with the full album, thanks to photographer Lindsey Grace Whiddon of Wild Native and Style Me Pretty.
Around 350 friends and family gathered to celebrate the bride and groom, who wanted to keep the atmosphere of the day relaxed and down-to-earth. Guest tables were adorned with barn wood boxes as centerpieces. They noshed on comfort food like mini fried chicken and waffles and buttermilk biscuits.
“They’re both very thoughtful people and not showy, so we had to make the wedding very elegant and intimate and nothing over the top,” wedding planner Sara Fried of Fête Nashville told People in April.
Whiddon, who photographed the wedding, told The Huffington Post that Johnson and East were a joy to work with.
“Watching them interact during our portrait sessions was so much fun for all of us and felt more like hanging out with two awesome new friends than work,” she said. “These two were incredibly easy-going and sweet with each other which made them the perfect couple to photograph. There was little posing and so much genuine emotion that made it easy to capture them in a way that was reflective of who they are as a couple.”
The bride and groom exited the ceremony with a dance down the aisle to Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours.” Later, East surprised his bride by singing Randy Newman’s “You’ve Got A Friend In Me” while his dad played along on the piano.
The pair got engaged in July 2015 after Johnson threw the ceremonial first pitch at a Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field.
See some more photos from their big day below. To see the album in full, head over to Style Me Pretty.