Jessica Simpson throws wedding guests a 4th of July BBQ to remember

Jessica Simpson and her fiancé Eric Johnson decided to opt out of a fancy rehearsal dinner, instead throwing their wedding guests a fun Fourth of July BBQ.

It took place in Santa Barbara, CA and, according to the event planner Mindy Weiss, “It’s very down home. But it’s not a T-shirt and jeans Americana. Because Eric’s from Boston, it’s more khakis and white shirts. Very Kennedy!” Guests dressed a little more than casual and spent the evening dining on an array of good food that included lobster dogs, baby back ribs, and an array of pies.

While everyone else was in khaki, Simpson showed off her weight loss in a glittering, silver dress that showed off her assets and paired that ensemble with metallic Jimmy Choo heels. Johnson also dressed it up in a black suit.

A source said that Simpson got emotional several times throughout the night as friends and family made speeches during dinner.

The exact venue and location for the wedding, taking place July 5th hasn’t been made public. It’ll be somewhere in Santa Barbara though. Originally the couple was looking at a ranch in San Ysidro in 2012 but obviously changed their mind about that two years later.

Simpson and Johnson have been together since 2010 and have two kids: two-year-old daughter Maxwell and one-year-old son Ace. This will be the second time down the aisle for both the singer and retired NFL player. Everyone knows of Simpson’s first marriage to boy band member Nick Lachey thanks to their reality show that spawned many laughs in the early 2000’s.