Julianne Hough Gushes About Engagement, Teases “Wedding Planning Adventures” to Come

Brooks Laich and Julianne Hough
Julianne Hough took to Instagram after announcing her engagement to Brooks Laich, to thank fans and talk about wedding planning Courtesy Julianne Hough/Instagram

Pop the champagne and break out those Pinterest boards — the wedding planning is about to begin! Julianne Hough is on cloud nine after announcing her engagement to hockey player Brooks Laich on Tuesday, Aug. 18. In a new Instagram post on Wednesday, the Dancing With the Stars judge raved about her happy news, and teased a hint of more to come.

 "What a week it's been!" she captioned a dreamy shot of herself and Laich sharing a romantic kiss. "I'm just so happy and feeling so loved from all of you, and wanted to give you a quick update on everything. I can't wait to share our wedding planning adventures with you over the next few months — you guys always give the best advice!"

Brooks Laich and Julianne Hough
Brooks Laich and Julianne Hough Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images

The post included a link to her blog, where she gushed even more about the reaction to her proposal news.

"Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the outpouring of love and well wishes surrounding my engagement!" the Rock of Ages actress, 27, wrote in an open letter. "This is certainly one of the most exciting times in my life, and I am so happy to share it with you all!"

First, though, she has some celebrating to do. "I'm going to take a slight social media time out to enjoy this special time with my fiancé (!)…" she wrote. "When I return to writing in a few days, I promise some exclusive details and pics just for you, so stay tuned!"

The Safe Haven star and her Washington Capitals beau, 32, have been dating since December 2013, when they were introduced by a mutual friend. This will be the first marriage for both. Hough previously dated Ryan Seacrest for three years.

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