Paulina Gretzky is one step closer to becoming Mrs. Johnson.
The 33-year-old, who is the daughter of retired ice hockey Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky, flew to her wedding destination with her friends and family on a private jet on Thursday.
Paulina and her pro-golfer fiancé, Dustin Johnson, 37, are expected to tie the knot at Blackberry Farm, a luxury hotel and resort in the Great Smoky Mountains, outside of Knoxville, Tennessee.
The bride-to-be took to Instagram Stories to share a snapshot of herself looking outside the window of the jet with the caption: ‘She’s ready.’
Paulina Gretzky (left) flew to her wedding destination with her family on friends on a private jet on Thursday ahead of her nuptials to pro-golfer Dustin Johnson
Paulina and Dustin (pictured in September) are expected to tie the knot at Blackberry Farm, a luxury hotel and resort outside of Knoxville, Tennessee
She was dressed to impress in a cropped white halter top and denim shorts, but it was her accessories that stood out. She wore glittery cowboy boots with a matching crossbody bag, perfect for her arrival in Knoxville.
Paulina’s blonde hair was pulled back in a simple bun, which drew attention to the large diamond earrings that sparkled in her ears.
Sitting next to her on the floor was a white Hermès Birkin bag — the starting cost of which is an eye-watering $10,000. She also had a white mug with the words ‘Mrs. Johnson Est. 2022’ splashed across the front in silver in her cupholder.
In case it wasn’t clear she is getting married, she posted a Boomerang that shows her and her guests clinking champagne glasses on the jet. She added a GIF that said: ‘It’s finally happening.’
Another snapshot of Paulina posing with her sister-in-law Sara Gretzky and her close friend Kristina Melnichenko was captioned: ‘Going To The Chapel.’
The bride-to-be was dressed to impress in a cropped white halter top, denim shorts, glittery cowboy boots, and a matching crossbody bag
Paulina posted a Boomerang that shows her and her guests clinking champagne glasses on the jet, adding a GIF that said: ‘It’s finally happening’
While Sara opted for a classic camel blazer worn over a black top and jeans, Kristina was decked out in a cowboy hat from her line, Caviilou, and white cowboy boots.
After they landed, she added footage of herself stepping off the plane that was set to the classic wedding song ‘Going To The Chapel.’ A black SUV from Blackberry Farm was seen waiting for them on the tarmac.
Paulina and Dustin started dating in 2012 and got engaged a year later. They share two sons: Tatum, seven, and River, four.
She spoke about their nearly decade-long engagement on her sister-in-law Sara’s podcast, The Netchicks, last year.
‘I don’t know if people know if me and Dustin are really married or not. We’re not,’ she reminded listeners. ‘We’re so in love.’
Paulina also shared footage of herself stepping off the plane after they landed, which was set to the song ‘Going To The Chapel’
A black SUV from Blackberry Farm was seen waiting for them on the tarmac
Last April, she lived every bride’s dream when she shopped for the perfect wedding dress with Vera Wang in New York City.
Paulina enjoyed a celebratory dinner with the renowned fashion designer before trying on a number of gowns at her bridal boutique.
Earlier this month, she was at the 2022 Masters at Augusta National cheering on her Dustin, who won the golf tournament in 2020. It was Scottie Scheffler who took home the title this year, but the couple still has plenty to celebrate.
Dustin was at the RBC Heritage on the PGA Tour last week when he dodged a question about their wedding menu. The golfer is known for his love of pigs in the blanket, which he had served at his Masters champions dinner last year.
When asked if they would be serving the appetizer at their nuptials, he admitted that he didn’t do too much of the planning.
Earlier this month, Paulina was at the 2022 Masters at Augusta National cheering on her Dustin, who won the golf tournament in 2020
It was Scottie Scheffler who took home the title this year, but the couple still has plenty to celebrate this April
‘Honestly, I don’t know, it’s a possibility,’ he told Golf Digest with a laugh. ‘I haven’t looked over the menu yet. I’ll let mom pick that stuff.’
Dustin did not appear to be with Paulina when she traveled to Tennessee with her mother, Janet Gretzy, and her pal Kristina last month for some wedding planning.
They flew to Knoxville, which is about a half-hour drive to Walland, where Blackberry Farm is located. She documented the trip on her Instagram Stories, starting with a photo of her plane touching down.
Paulina tagged the event-planning company YSD Events.
The future Mrs. Johnson was dressed in a white sports bra and matching leggings, topping off her look with a camel coat and white sneakers.
Paulina was joined by her mother, Jane Gretzky, and her pal Kristina Melnichenko when she flew to Knoxville, Tennessee, last month to do some wedding planning
Paulina tagged the event-planning company YSD Events when she shared a photo of her view right before her plane touched down
Paulina appeared to be touring the grounds with her mother and friend in her snapshots
The group posed for a photo in what appeared to be The Barn, a James Beard Award-winning restaurant at Blackberry Farm.
Another snapshot showed Paulina and Kristina holding glasses of red wine in the backseat of a vehicle. It seemed as though they were enjoying a wine tasting while touring the grounds.
The wedding planning came on the heels of the bride-to-be’s lavish bachelorette getaway that was held on St. Barts in late February.
Paulina was joined by eight of her closest pals — including her sister-in-law Sara — when she flew to the French-speaking Caribbean island on a private jet filled with swag for her and her party guests.
She donned a white strapless mini dress and sneakers while her friends wore shades of pink. They all topped off their looks with custom cowboy-style fedora hats by Caviilou that featured their initials in rhinestones.
In February, Paulina was joined by eight of her closest pals when she took a private jet to St. Barts for her bachelorette party
The bride-to-be donned a white strapless mini dress and sneakers while her friends wore shades of pink
They all donned custom cowboy-style fedora hats by Caviilou. The hats cost $200 each, but they may have been a gift from her friend Kristina, who co-founded Caviilou
Paulina’s seat in the private jet was topped with goodies, including a white rose, a veil that was embroidered to say ‘Future Mrs. Johnson,’ and playful bridal-themed headbands
The hats ordinarily cost $200 each, but they may have been a gift from Kristina, who co-founded Caviilou with Bahar Boroujerdi.
Paulina documented her entire bachelorette weekend on her Instagram Stories and later shared a throwback photo of them boarding their private jet.
She posed on the stairs by herself while her friends huddled together on the tarmac together. She captioned the picture ‘P’s Last D,’ which was also the getaway’s official hashtag.
The influencer, who has one million Instagram followers, tagged her friends Janet, Jeremy Cohen, her future sister-in-law Samantha Johnson, Kristina, Sara, Alex Brown, Brooke Hurt, and Ava Deylami.
Paulina’s seat in the private jet was topped with goodies, including a white rose, a veil that was embroidered to say ‘Future Mrs. Johnson,’ and playful bridal-themed headbands.
Everyone was given their own bottle of Clase Azul tequila, which costs roughly $150 apiece
After they landed, they headed to what appeared to be a private villa that was already decorated in Paulina’s honor
Guests enjoyed a custom bar menu with drinks named in Paulina’s honor, including ‘Naked & Famous’ and ‘No Regretzkys’
Meanwhile, her guests were treated to clear plastic bags filled with rhinestone tumblers, Saint Barthelemy garment tags to hang on their ‘corresponding party outfits,’ straw handbags that had ‘Saint Barth’ embroidered in pink, and other items.
Everyone —including the bride — was also given their own bottle of Clase Azul tequila, which costs roughly $150 each.
Paulina enjoyed some bubbly on the flight, and to ensure they stayed hydrated on the flight, there were plenty of bottles of Lemon Perfect that were scattered around the jet.
She couldn’t resist capturing the view of the boats in the clear blue water as their private jet touched down on the island.
After they landed, they headed to what appeared to be a private villa that was already decorated in Paulina’s honor and featured a pool overlooking the Caribbean.
Paulina and her pals dressed to the nines every time they went out on the island
Paulina treated her pals to plenty of swag, including bags from Prada
Paulina modeled a pink bikini while striking a pose with Jeremy Cohen, her longtime friend
Paulina had a great time with her friends, she wasn’t without her fiancé. She shared a photo of herself with Dustin, who was also on the island for his bachelor party
There was a wicker throne under pink lettering on the stucco wall that was decorated with yellow balloons and said ‘Paulina #PsLastD St. Barth.’ A table inside was covered with a light pink table cloth, white vases filled with flowers, and candles.
Guests enjoyed a custom bar menu with drinks named in Paulina’s honor, including ‘Naked & Famous’ and ‘No Regretzkys.’ They were also given more gifts inside the villa.
They were gifted ‘Team Bride’ cards featuring a drawing of all of them from behind with Paulina ‘The Queen’ in the center. Others swag included mesh trucker hats and flowers, but the nicest gifts by far were from Prada.
Paulina shared a snapshot of a yellow SUV filled with Prada bags, writing: ‘Santa’s coming.’ Her pals shared pictures of their bags on their own Instagram pages.
Kristina received a $2,380 light blue handbag, while Jeremy got a Prada logo-print tote bag that retails for $1,270.
Paulina lived every bride’s dream last April when she shopped for the perfect wedding dress with renowned fashion designer Vera Wang in New York City
Paulina did not confirm whether she said yes to a dress, but she gave fans a behind-the-scenes look at some of the gowns she tried on
The bride-to-be also posted a photo of herself modeling a mermaid-style gown with a lace veil
Paulina and Dustin have been engaged since 2013, and they share two sons: Tatum, seven, and River, four
They later partied the night away at Le Ti St Barth, where they were treated to some sparklers along with their bottle service.
Snapshots and videos from the week-long getaway show the group dancing, singing, and taking down plenty of drinks. But every morning they woke up to fresh-cut fruit, squeezed juices, chia seed pudding, and plates of pastries.
They also had a raucous dinner La Guérite Restaurant Saint Barthélémy, where Jeremy was filmed dancing on his chair to ABBA’s ‘Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight).’
During the trip, Jeremy posted a sweet photo of himself posing with Paulina who was decked out in a pink bikini while on a boat.
And while Paulina had a great time with her friends, she wasn’t without her fiancé.
She shared a photo of herself with Dustin, who was also on the island for his bachelor party, though it’s unclear how much time they spent together.
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