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John Wayne’s granddaughter Jennifer ties the knot with Austin Moody in western-themed beach wedding

Jennifer Wayne announced her engagement with Austin Moody last month after six months of dating.

And the granddaughter of John Wayne has already made it to the altar, following a whirlwind romance.

She tied the knot with Moody on Saturday in an intimate western-themed beach wedding in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, less than two weeks after announcing their engagement.

Wedding bells: John Wayne’s granddaughter Jennifer tied the knot with Austin Moody on Saturday in an intimate western-themed beach wedding in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, less than two weeks after announcing their engagement

The 38-year-old chose the location because they love the area, and they ‘really wanted to get married on the water.’

Moody, 29, told People: ‘Jennifer grew up on the beach, and there’s something so calming and healing about the ocean. We are having a boat “sail off” after we tie the knot.’

They brought some ‘western flair’ to the beach wedding, adding: ‘It’s a cowboy/cowgirl themed wedding. Everyone will be in boots and hats.’

Wayne stunned in a custom dress by Nashville-based designer Tyler Minor: ‘The dress is made of crepe chiffon. It’s a very classic style with some Bohemian and western flair.’

Beach wedding: The 38-year-old chose the location because they love the area, and they 'really wanted to get married on the water'

Beach wedding: The 38-year-old chose the location because they love the area, and they ‘really wanted to get married on the water’

Calming and healing: Moody, 29, told People: 'Jennifer grew up on the beach, and there's something so calming and healing about the ocean. We are having a boat "sail off" after we tie the knot'

Calming and healing: Moody, 29, told People: ‘Jennifer grew up on the beach, and there’s something so calming and healing about the ocean. We are having a boat “sail off” after we tie the knot’

Moody wore a custom animal-skin jacket by Minor with a pair of 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 flower setting. 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 flower setting as well. So, I bought all of the ladies in the wedding birth month flower earrings from Local Eclectic to keep the theme.’

The ceremony was followed by a casual reception with food catered by Cowgirl Kitchen, as well as Duke bourbon and Caymus wine.

Wayne and her 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 Nashville-based designer Tyler Minor: 'The dress is made of crepe chiffon. It's a very classic style with some Bohemian and western flair'

White wedding: Wayne stunned in a custom dress by Nashville-based designer Tyler Minor: ‘The dress is made of crepe chiffon. It’s a very classic style with some Bohemian and western flair’

Western flair: Moody wore a custom animal-skin jacket by Minor with a pair of jeans and a black stetson

Western flair: Moody wore a custom animal-skin jacket by Minor with a pair of jeans and a black stetson

Something blue: The bride wore her grandmother Pilar Pallete's engagement ring from grandfather John Wayne for her 'something blue'

Something blue: The bride wore her grandmother Pilar Pallete’s engagement ring from grandfather John Wayne for her ‘something blue’

It comes after the bride and Runaway Jane member overcame her own battle with COVID-19 in early 2020. 

They said: ‘We are taking COVID very seriously and have requested that all of the guests receive a recent COVID test before attending. We are having the ceremony outdoors with plenty of room to social distance.’ 

The newlyweds plan on celebrating with all of their loved ones when it’s safer, with ‘a big party in Nashville,’ where they live. 

They announced their engagement December 30 on Instagram, as she showed off her rock, writing: ‘Happy birthday to the man I get to spend the rest of my life with!!! I love you @theaustinmoody. Can’t wait to celebrate the day with you…’

Wayne and Moody ‘couldn’t wait a second longer’ to get married, only six months after they first began dating.

They reconnected five years after they first met, when her bandmate Natalie Stovall sent her a text: ‘Austin found a dog that had been left on the freeway. He knew Natalie, and he knew she loved dogs. So, he sent the picture of the dog to Natalie, and Natalie said, “Oh, Jen saves dogs… we need to send to Jen.” The rest is history!’

Intimate affair: Wayne and her groom opted for a 'very small' wedding, with less than 20 guests, consisting of immediate family and close friends

Intimate affair: Wayne and her groom opted for a ‘very small’ wedding, with less than 20 guests, consisting of immediate family and close friends




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