All of the Dreamy Photos from Val Chmerkovskiy and Jenna Johnson's Wedding
They're married! On April 13, Dancing with the Stars‘ Val Chmerkovskiy and Jenna Johnson tied the knot in a romantic ceremony overlooking the ocean at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palo Verdes, California.
The couple, who got engaged in June 2018, said their “I do’s” in front of 200 of their closest friends and family, underneath a beautiful chuppah decorated with tibet roses, ranunculus, astilbe, lisianthus, garden roses and peonies all in whites and ivories.
As she walked down the aisle to a string quartet, Johnson donned a classic Vera Wang gown with sheer long sleeves and a slight mermaid silhouette.
After Johnson said “I do” to her new husband, she changed into a timeless white cap-sleeve dress designed by Tony Ward for Kleinfeld Bridal featuring an intricately embellished bodice and tulle skirt.
The groom donned a full velvet custom Brooks Brothers tuxedo jacket and pants. For the reception, he changed into a jacquard black-on-black tuxedo with satin lapels designed by Brooks Brothers.
With this Ring ...
Chmerkovskiy and Johnson read their own vows and “incorporated a few meaningful traditions” that celebrates both of their family cultures, she said. The pair exchanged matching rose gold wedding bands from Jacob & Co.
Val's brother Maks was best man; here, he poses with the newlyweds, wife Peta Murgatroyd and son Shai, 2.
In attendance were DWTS pros Hayley Erbert, Witney Carson, Emma Slater, Sasha Farber, Mark Ballas, Cheryl Burke, Alan Bersten, Artem Chigvintsev, Lindsay Arnold (a bridesmaid) and Brandon Armstrong. Also at the wedding were Nikki Bella, Candace Cameron Bure, Adam Rippon (a bridesman) and Alfonso Ribeiro as well as Chmerkovskiy and Johnson’s former partners Joe Amabile, Normani Kordei, Laurie Hernandez and Ginger Zee.
In the Details
In June 2018, Chmerkovskiy proposed to Johnson in Venice, Italy, where he got down on one knee and popped the question with a diamond sparkler. Chmerkovskiy previously worked with Jacob Arabo of Jacob & Co to design Johnson’s rectangular cushion-cut diamond ring and secretly kept it in his backpack during the trip so Johnson couldn’t find it.
A Moveable Feast
At the reception, guests dined on a crab and avocado salad, an entrée of braised short rib and dill crusted salmon, wilted baby kale and parmesan mashed potatoes. Dessert included hazelnut cheesecake cherry brulee, chocolate mousse fudge torte and caramel cheesecake crème brulee.
And there was more cake: Vanilla Bake Shop in Santa Monica, California, created a dramatic five-tier wedding cake that featured handmade sugar rosettes, gold shimmer and a hand painted gold monogram that matched the dance floor. (Chmerkovskiy even had a custom flavor called “Milk Chocolate Hazelnut” with Valrhona chocolate pearls and yellow butter cake that was inspired by his love of Nutella.)
Bringing the Drama
“My life has changed because of [her,] and I find myself to be the best version of myself that I’ve ever been," Chmerkovskiy told PEOPLE of his wife. "She’s awesome.”
Dance Floor Domination
With so many Dancing with the Stars alumni present, the dance floor was obviously the place to be as the night went on.
“All I wanted to do was slow dance with my husband,” Johnson told PEOPLE of the couple's low-key first dance to "La Vie en Rose." “I’m sure many people expected a produced dance, but we wanted to keep it genuine and real.”
Gang's All Here
The Dancing with the Stars crew was sure to get a snap with the bride and groom.
Happily Ever After
"In my eyes she is perfect, and I am extraordinarily proud to be her companion her partner her husband," Chmerkovskiy wrote on a photo of his wife on their honeymoon.