Photo: Courtesy of Peta Murgatroyd via Instagram
Ever since Dancing with the Stars pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy popped the question to fellow dancer Peta Murgatroyd in one of the best surprise celebrity engagements we've seen (seriously, how do you top dropping to one knee to the cheers of thousands of ecstatic fans?!), we've totally been day dreaming of what this DWTS wedding will look like. So far, we're thinking disco ball décor, glittery minidresses for all of the bridesmaids, and hours spent on the reception dance floor! And it sounds like the stunning couple, fresh off the engagement excitement, is already thinking about wedding planning, too. During a recent red carpet appearance, the pirouetting pair divulged some wedding day details — and the story behind that epic proposal!
According to Entertainment Tonight, who recently chatted wedding plans with with bride-to-be, the nuptials will be taking place in Los Angeles with Murgatroyd handling most of the details herself. "I'm happy with that. I want to do it all... He can just sit there and turn up for the big day," she laughed.
And that upcoming wedding day summed up in one word? "Big!" shared Murgatroyd. Well, it would have to be after a proposal like that! In the video we can't stop watching, Chmerkovskiy surprises his love, fellow dancers, and the entire audience when he drops to one knee to pop the question in the middle of a stage performance — something Chmerkovskiy didn't even tell his family he was going to do! "I decided not to say anything to anybody. No mom, no dad," he admitted.
But Chmerkovskiy kept his plans top-secret for good reason. "I wanted it to be kind of like a surprise for everybody," the professional dancer explained. "Everybody had an amazing moment that was very unforgettable and things like this need to be unforgettable. It needs to be special."
Chmerkovskiy seriously pulled off an unforgettable proposal — and picked out some totally stunning engagement bling to go with it! "I worked with an incredible company [called] Cantamessa," he said, explaining the origins behind his sweetheart's new sparkler. "Their designs have been worn by royal families all over the world. I was Skyping with a group of Italian jewelry-makers that are fourth or fifth generation!"
Props to Chmerkovskiy for planning the perfect proposal and selecting the perfect engagement ring! But after all that work, this dancing pro has taken his last spin when it comes to planning! "I told her I'm not planning anything else! I'm done!"