Shawn Johnson Marries NFL Player Andrew East in “Elegant, Fun” Wedding

Andrew East and Shawn Johnson WeddingAndrew East and Shawn Johnson got married on April 16. Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

It’s official! Shawn Johnson is married! The gold medal-winning Olympian and Dancing With the Stars champ married her longtime love, NFL player Andrew East, on Saturday, April 16, Johnson’s rep confirms to The Knot.

Prior to the ceremony, Johnson, 24, took to Instagram. She posted a photo of the couple’s family and friends, along with a caption cluing her followers in on what the day would bring. “Today is the day…” she shared. “Let’s do this baby #weddingday.”

Today is the day… Let’s do this baby 💏 #weddingday

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Johnson has been open with fans since her fiancee’s romantic Wrigley Field proposal. She has kept her followers up to speed in the months and weeks leading up to the wedding. And the new bride wasn’t the only one to go public with her excitement. East, 24, has been counting down the days as well. Earlier this week, he shared a sweet photo of the lovebirds on Instagram. With his arms lovingly wrapped around his future bride, obviously excited to become her husband. “Just a few days… #letsgo #cantwait #shawnanddrewsayido,” he captioned the image.

Just a few days… #letsgo #cantwait #shawnanddrewsayido

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The day before they said, “I do,” the adorable duo ran an important pre-wedding errand; they picked up their marriage license! The groom-to-be shared their news with the world via social media. He held up the document for followers to see as he gazed lovingly down at his smiling fiancee.

It just got real… @shawnjohnson #marriagelicense

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Fans of the happy couple knew their wedding day was approaching. Johnson had a blast during her Chicago bachelorette party just two weeks ago. “Because all of my best girlfriends are from all over the country; I rarely get to see them,” she told The Knot, “so getting to spend a whirlwind of 48 hours with them was the best.” The BFFs came together again for the couple’s dream wedding day!

As we anxiously await the wedding day details, we’re certain of one thing… The love between Johnson and East couldn’t be denied on their dream day. During an Instagram Q&A late last year, the bride-to-be made it clear that she’s completely smitten with her future husband. “I just always dreamed of my Prince Charming and I found him!” she gushed. Johnson also gave followers an idea of the wedding’s theme; it would be, “a little rustic but elegant and just fun!” she shared.

We’re so happy for the newlyweds following their wedding day, which was first confirmed by People. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Andrew East! Your fairytale has just begun.

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Kelly Spears
Kelly Spears
Kelly is an online news writer for The Knot. She is a professional writer who studied English at Ohio State University. Kelly is a big fan of TLC's '90 Day Fiance' and FYI's 'Married at First Sight.'