Jennifer Wayne announced her engagement to Austin Moody last month after six months of dating.
And John Wayne’s granddaughter has already arrived at the altar, following a whirlwind romance.
She tied the knot with Moody on Saturday at an intimate western-themed beach wedding in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., Less than two weeks after their engagement was announced.
Wedding bells: John Wayne’s granddaughter Jennifer tied the knot with Austin Moody on Saturday at an intimate western-themed beach wedding in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., Less than two weeks after announcing their engagement
The 38-year-old chose the location because he loves the area and “really wanted to get married on the water”.
Moody, 29, told People, “Jennifer grew up on the beach, and the ocean is so calming and healing. We make a boat “leave” after having tied the knot “.
They brought a western touch to the beach wedding, adding, “This is a cowboy / cowgirl themed wedding. Everyone will be in boots and hats.
Wayne stunned in a custom dress from designer Tyler Minor of Nashville: “The dress is crepe chiffon. It’s a very classic style with a bohemian and western touch.
Beach Wedding: The 38-year-old chose the location because she loves the area and “really wanted to get married on the water”
Calming and Healing: Moody, 29, told People, “There is something so calming and healing about the ocean that Jennifer grew up on the beach. We make a boat ‘sail’ after having tied the knot ‘
Moody wore a custom Minor’s animal skin jacket with jeans and a black stetson.
The bride wore her grandmother Pilar Pallete’s engagement ring from grandfather John Wayne for her “something blue”.
She said: “On their 10th anniversary he matched the diamond and had it reset in a flowery frame. Austin used his grandmother’s diamonds to create an engagement ring for me [made with help from my best friend’s mom, Dobrila Pintar,] in the flowery decor too. So I bought all of the ladies of the birth month floral earrings from Local Eclectic to keep the theme.
The ceremony was followed by an informal reception with dishes prepared by Cowgirl Kitchen, as well as Duke bourbon and Caymus wine.
Wayne and his groom opted for a “very small” wedding, with less than 20 guests, consisting of immediate family and close friends.
White Wedding: Wayne stunned in a custom dress by designer Tyler Minor of Nashville: “The dress is crepe chiffon. It’s a very classic style with a bohemian and western touch ‘
Western flair: Moody wore a custom Minor’s animal skin jacket with jeans and a black stetson
Something Blue: The Bride Wore Her Grandmother Pilar Pallete’s Engagement Ring From Grandpa John Wayne For Her “Something Blue”
It comes after the bride and Runaway member Jane overcame her own battle with COVID-19 in early 2020.
They said, “We take COVID very seriously and have asked all guests to take a recent COVID test before attending. We hold the ceremony outdoors with lots of social distance.
The newlyweds plan to celebrate with all of their loved ones when it is safer, with “a big party in Nashville,” where they live.
They announced their engagement on Dec. 30 on Instagram, as she showed off her rock and wrote: “Happy birthday to the man I’ll spend the rest of my life with !!! I love you @theaustinmoody. I can’t wait to celebrate the day with you …
Wayne and Moody “couldn’t wait another second” to get married, just six months after they started dating.
They reconnected five years after their first meeting, when his classmate Natalie Stovall texted him: “Austin found a dog that had been left on the freeway. He knew Natalie and he knew she liked dogs. So he sent the picture of the dog to Natalie, and Natalie said, “Oh, Jen save the dogs… we have to send Jen. The rest is history!
Intimate affair: Wayne and his groom opted for a “very small” wedding, with less than 20 guests, consisting of immediate family and close friends