Dancing with the Stars professional dancer Jenna Johnson shared never-before-seen wedding pics to Instagram as she honored her father Turk, otherwise known as Curtis Johnson, in a sweet birthday post.
Jenna posted a series of 10 photos to reflect on her father for his special day. All the images were taken during her wedding rehearsal, ceremony and reception for her nuptials to fellow series pro Val Chmerkovskiy in April 2019.
In the touching caption, Jenna called her father “the greatest man I have ever known.” She thanked him for being her rock, and the first person she calls for encouragement and when she just wants to talk. Jenna also stated she was grateful she was “chosen” to be his daughter.
The Dancing with the Stars professional then posted a lengthy photo sequence where she showed off some very important moments father and daughter have shared, including when Turk walked Jenna down the aisle on her wedding day.
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To the greatest man I have ever known… . HAPPY BIRTHDAY TURK!! . Thank you for being my rock. For always being the first person I want to call when I’m in need of some wisdom and encouragement. You have been and will remain the smartest, most caring, gentle, patient, and LOVING man on earth!! I love you deeply. And your love has taught me how to be loved and treated with respect. Thank you for being my Turk. Forever grateful that I was chosen to be your daughter ♥️ ( Keep swiping to see where I get all my dance moves )
In the first photo, Jenna is seen in her reception dress, which was designed by Tony Ward for Kleinfeld Bridal, as she kisses her father on his cheek. The stunning gown featured an embellished bodice and tulle skirt, reported People Magazine. The second image shows her in a full-length image with Turk taken at the wedding and reception site.
The third, fourth and fifth photos show the two as Jenna walked down the aisle towards Val. For the ceremony, Jenna wore a Vera Wang gown with sheer long sleeves and a mermaid silhouette. She paired that with a custom-made crystal headpiece, long veil, and breathtaking diamond circle earrings which hugged her earlobes. There were also full-length images of father and daughter featured shortly after the ceremony.
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Since it’s been exactly 6 days of quarantine and officially 6 days of not putting a single ounce of makeup on …. (i won’t reveal how many days it’s been since i washed my hair) …. I wanted to remind myself that once upon a time I used to get ready ☺️ But yes, my skin is loving this week of freedom!!
Jenna also shared a never-before-seen photo of herself and Turk from her rehearsal dinner, where they were practicing their walk down the aisle together at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palo Verdes, California, the location of the wedding.
The final photos show father and daughter dancing at the reception and cutting a rug while wearing sunglasses and pointing at her guests, with Jenna commenting that she inherited her dance skills from her father.
Fans loved the intimate photos and shared their sentiments in the comments section of the post.
“Oh please post a video of his and your dance. Or did you and I miss it?” remarked one follower of the Dancing with the Stars pro.
“Happy Birthday to your handsome dad!!” said a second fan.
“How blessed you are to have a Dad like this! Beautiful,” commented a third Instagram user.