Paulina Gretzky and Dustin Johnson have exchanged vows more than eight years after getting engaged.
Gretzky, 33, the eldest daughter of Wayne Gretzky, and Johnson, 37, a pro golfer, said “I do” during a wedding ceremony in front of family and friends on the grounds of luxury Tennessee resort Blackberry Farm on 23 April, according to E! News.
For the occasion, the bride wore two wedding gowns designed by Vera Wang, according to People, which notes that the model shared praise for the designer on social media ahead of the ceremony. “Women empowering women at its finest. Making my dreams come true. You are a queen and friend @verawang thank you,” Gretzky wrote on Instagram in April 2021, alongside a photo of the pair.
Ahead of the ceremony, Gretzky’s mother Janet shared a photo of Wayne dressed in a tuxedo on Instagram, where she wrote: “Wayne waiting for his little girl to appear for her and Dustin’s big day, which happens to be the same day that his own parents married.”
On Gretzky’s own Instagram, she has shared additional details from the occasion, including full-length photos of her wedding gowns.
In a post shared on Monday, which she captioned: “4/23/22,” the model shared two photos of herself and Johnson on their wedding day. In the first photo, the couple could be seen kissing under a canopy of white flowers, with Gretzky wearing a sheer, beaded silver gown.
In the second photo, Gretzky shared a look at her second wedding gown, which featured a low back and crystal-embellished straps.
The model also shared additional moments from the wedding weekend on her Instagram, including a photo of what appeared to be the place settings at the ceremony. She also shared a picture of an ice cream sundae, as well as a video of Kid Rock playing in front of a canopy of white flowers and the caption: “You are the joy of my life @djohnsonpga. Thank you @kidrock.”
In a highlights reel on her Instagram, the bride included photos of her pre-wedding outfit, which consisted of jean shorts and a pair of rhinestone encrusted cowboy boots.
Gretzky also shared photos of cookies depicting herself and Johnson, and a behind-the-scenes photo of her makeup being applied by celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic. In the highlights reel, Gretzky included photos of what appears to be the couple’s rehearsal dinner as well, and of another wedding outfit, which consisted of a rhinestone-bedazzled white suit jacket.
The 33 year old also shared a photo of a note written by Dustin a day before their wedding, which read: “Paulina, you are the love of my life. I’m counting the seconds until I marry you. I love you to the moon and back. XO, Dustin.”
The couple, who share sons Tatum, seven, and River, four, announced their engagement in August 2013 after reportedly meeting at a dinner hosted by Gretzky’s parents.
“We were friends for a long time before we started dating,” the pro golfer previously told ET Canada.
As for why the couple decided to have a lengthy engagement, Gretzky said during an appearance on the Pillows & Beer podcast in May 2021 that she wanted to do things her “own way,” according to People.
“I just did things my own way, I just didn’t want to listen to how everyone else viewed things,” she said. “I fell in love with someone so fast and we just had the best thing that’s ever happened to us happen so quickly.”