Jenna Johnson looked like a true bridal beauty at her dreamy wedding reception.
After Johnson, 25, said “I do” to her new husband, Val Chmerkovskiy, she changed into a timeless white cap-sleeve dress designed by Tony Ward for Kleinfeld Bridal featuring an intricately embellished bodice and tulle skirt. She accessorized with a custom-made crystal headpiece and a long veil, all designed by Bridal Styles Boutique, and stunning circular drop earrings by Jacob & Co.
Meanwhile, Chmerkovskiy, 33, wore a jacquard black-on-black tuxedo with satin lapels designed by Brooks Brothers.
The Dancing with the Stars pros looked just as fabulous when they said their vows overlooking the ocean during the ceremony.
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. She accessorized with the same sparkling headpiece and earrings worn at the reception. The groom looked just as stylish as his bride, dressed in a full velvet custom Brooks Brothers tuxedo jacket and pants.
The couple, who got engaged in June 2018, wed in front of 200 of their closest friends and family on April 13 at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palo Verdes, California beneath a beautiful chuppah decorated with tibet roses, ranunculus, astilbe, lisianthus, garden roses and peonies all in whites and ivories.
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Chmerkovskiy and Johnson read their own vows and “incorporated a few meaningful traditions” that celebrated both of their family cultures, she said. The pair exchanged matching rose gold wedding bands from Jacob & Co.
In attendance were DWTS pros Hayley Erbert, Witney Carson, Emma Slater, Sasha Farber, Mark Ballas, Cheryl Burke, Alan Bersten, Artem Chigvintsev and Brandon Armstrong, as well as Chmerkovskiy and Johnson’s former partners Joe Amabile, Normani Kordei, Laurie Hernandez and Ginger Zee. Other celebs including Nikki Bella, Candace Cameron Bure and Alfonso Ribeiro were on-hand as well.
After saying “I do,” the couple looked forward to enjoying a slow (not rehearsed!) dance to “La Vie En Rose” in front of 200 of their closest friends and family members.
“All I wanted to do was slow dance with my husband,” Johnson tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue. “I’m sure many people expected a produced dance, but we wanted to keep it genuine and real.”
“All we wanted to do was take it all in and see each other,” adds Chmerkovskiy. “We didn’t do any choreographed performance as many were probably hoping, but I did sneak in a little violin solo for her in there. I wanted to surprise Jenna and add a little touch of the violin as a metaphor for how I will serenade my love for the rest of her life. And her family never saw or heard me play, so bonus points for me.”
In June, 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.
As for his decision to propose in the Italian city, Chmerkovskiy told PEOPLE that he’s known since he was a teenager that one day he would get down on one knee there.
“When I was 17, I visited Venice for the first time and thought it was the most romantic place in the world. I promised myself then that the next time I would come back to Venice was to propose to the woman I’d want to spend the rest of my life with,” Chmerkovskiy told PEOPLE in an exclusive statement. “Fifteen years later I kept my word. It was perfect.”