Peta Murgatroyd married fellow DTWS pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy at Huntington, New York’s Oheka Castle on Saturday, July 8 — click through to see all the stunning photos
Peta Murgatroyd stunned at her wedding to Maksim Chmerkovskiy in a princess-like Karen Sabag Couture ball gown and heels she bought during her first trip to her fiance’s native Ukraine. “It was everything we ever dreamt of,” Chmerkovskiy, who wore Tom Ford, told Us of the nuptials.
The DWTS pro told Us that he was definitely not a groomzilla. “I was so low-key about this wedding in terms of the colors and how it was going to be and what it was going to be,” he told Us. “I was mostly on the financial side of things, but it was unbelievable. It was the best wedding I’ve ever been to.”
Before entering the ballroom, the wedding party, which included Maks’ brother Val and Amsale-clad bridesmaid Rumer Willis, posed for group photos. “Everyone’s toasts were very emotional,” Murgatroyd said of the speeches during the reception. “All were very sentimental things that people had to say. I cried with everybody’s speeches.”
Given that some of the wedding guests were fellow DWTS pros and former contestants, Murgatroyd told Us that of course there was a dance-off. “We always end up in a circle. All the dancers crowd around and everyone gets a turn at going into the circle,” she shared of the bash. “It was completely lit. Everyone was just having the best time, it was such a big celebration.”
The dancing pros made it official before some 300 guests including bridesmaids Sharna Burgess and Rumer Willis, model Nyle DiMarco and Chmerkovskiy’s brother and best man Val. The DWTS alums watched as the pair exchanged self-penned vows during a 40-minute non-denominational ceremony.
“We have a child,” he added of their non-traditional road to marriage. “We already have the by-product of what that next step is. It made it so special. We did it our way and it wasn’t traditional and it wasn’t what maybe people expected or what even we expected, but it was perfect.”
Murgatroyd told Us that her dress was handmade. “It was everything, every single bead was hand-done,” she shared of the exquisite detailing. “Every single piece of that tulle was hand-done. It took them weeks and weeks and weeks to make my dress. When I heard about it, I was like, ‘Oh my gosh. I’m so sorry I made you do that.’”
“I felt amazing. It was kind of like a euphoric experience, actually,” the New Zealand stunner shared with Us of her walk down the aisle. “It was magical. I had a thing in my head, like, ‘Please don’t trip over. Please don’t trip over. Just keep kicking your dress out. Do not get caught in your dress.’ That was in my head.”
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