Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy Are Married!
It was a big weekend for the cast of Dancing with the Stars! As anticipated, both Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich and Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy were married last night. While Hough and Laich headed to Idaho for their nuptials, Murgatroyd and Chmerkovskiy chose Huntington, New York's, Oheka Castle as the backdrop for their celebration.
The bride, who walked down the aisle with her father, wore an incredible ivory ball gown, complete with a layered skirt and off-the-shoulder neckline. "I didn't want a stark white dress," she told People. "I just love the old-fashioned feel of the ivory. Especially against the castle, I didn't want stark white. I think it's more sleek, in a way." She completed her look with a structured topknot hairstyle, accented with what appears to be a crystal band, and flowing veil.
As for the groom, he donned a sharp white tuxedo jacket and bow tie. Chmerkovskiy's brother, fellow DWTS pro Val Chmerkovskiy, served as the best man while a friend of the bride's served as maid of honor. The A-list bridal party was rounded out with Tony Dovolani on the groom's side and Rumer Willis and Sharna Burgess standing with Murgatroyd. Guests included Jenna Johnson, Nyle DiMarco, and Candace Cameron Bure.
Despite rain showers that threatened the area yesterday afternoon, the couple took advantage of their venue's incredible gardens by tenting the lawn for the ceremony. "Maks has loved this place for years and I took on the suggestion and I fell in love with it immediately," the bride told People of choosing Oheka Castle as their venue. "I had never thought of being married in a castle, but my jaw dropped when I first saw it."
Following the ceremony, the couple moved inside one of Oheka Castle's grand ballrooms for their reception, which included a decidedly low-key first dance for these dancing pros. People reports they shared a "simple slow dance" before opening up the dance floor to guests. But that dance is the only portion of the day that could be described as simple. "There are so many flowers and candles and crystals everywhere," the bride said of the décor. "I wanted the entire celebration to be super-chic and glamorous. I just wanted it to be just so pure and gorgeous."
Congrats to the happy pair!