Nina Dobrev's Instagram Proves She Was the Best Bridesmaid Ever at Julianne Hough's Wedding

Every bride deserves a 'maid like this!

Updated 07/15/17

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As happy as we were to see Julianne Hough and her hockey-player beau, Brooks Laich, tie the knot last weekend (so much wedding inspiration!), there was quite possibly no one happier than bridesmaid Nina Dobrev. The actress was right by the Dancing With the Stars pro's side when she said her I do's, and judging by her just-too-darn-sweet Instagram message about the now-newlyweds, Dobrev is clearly in the running for bridesmaid MVP.

On July 8, Hough and Laich said their I do's in Idaho. Wearing a custom Marchesa wedding dress, the DWTS pro and her sweetheart boarded a boat that transported them to their outdoor ceremony site: a grassy field on the shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene. There, the pair wed in a rustic outdoor ceremony, with bridesmaid Nina Dobrev and groomsman Derek Hough at their side.

Dobrev wore her blush-pink bridesmaid dress with pride, took it in stride when the bus transporting the wedding party derailed on the way to the reception, landing in a ditch and stranding its occupants (yes, really!), and even pulled off a surprise choreographed dance number to Sia's "The Greatest" with the other bridesmaids at the reception.

But if all that didn't make the Vampire Diaries actress the best bridesmaid ever, this certainly will. Dobrev just took to Instagram to share a sweet message about the wedding weekend and her BFF bride.

"MY BEST FRIEND IS A MARRIED WOMAN!" Dobrev declared in the caption of her post, featuring the first look between Hough and her now-husband. "I knew that her cheeks would hurt the next day because she was grinning so wide all day. And they did," she continued.

"Julianne's smile never faded, not for a single second. That's because she was marrying the man of her dreams, undoubtedly her soul mate. As one of her best friends I can safely say that Brooks has from day one always had all of our stamps of approval." Crying yet?

"A fellow Canadian with a heart of gold, he is the real deal," the actress wrote. "He's the kind of strong man Julianne needed in her life. He balances her in the best way possible and brings out the best in her. Around Brooks, Julianne became the best version of herself and I've never seen her happier. I have also never seen a man look at a woman the way Brooks looks at Julianne, nor have I seen a man more excited to marry someone!"

If that clip of their first look is any indication, we'd say Dobrev was definitely right about that!

"He knows he has a special human by his side, and he doesn't take it for granted. Not one little bit," noted Dobrev. "You're both so lucky to have found one another. I love you dearly, and I'm honored to have had the pleasure of being your bridesmaid, Jules. I'm so happy I could be a part of celebrating your special day, and couldn't be happier that you're MARRIED."

Every bride deserves a 'maid like this!

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