It's hard to compete with perfection! And perfect is pretty much the only word to describe Julianne Hough's July wedding to hockey player Brooks Laich. From Julianne's Marchesa wedding dress to the fireworks show at the reception, this was a wedding to end all weddings, and even the bride's brother, Derek Hough, knows it. In fact, the Dancing With the Stars pro is so certain he will never be able to top his sister's big day, he's ready to throw in the towel—and elope!
At the Creative Arts Emmys in Los Angeles on Saturday night, Derek got candid about the competition between himself and his newly married sis—who just so happened to be making her first public appearance with her hubby at the awards show that night, NBD. "It really was incredible," Derek told People magazine of the nuptials. "I was just looking at wedding photos with her now-husband, and me and him were like two ladies looking at these photos, like, 'Oh my gosh, it’s so beautiful.'"
"It was amazing, it really was. It was perfect. It was perfection," the DWTS pro continued, sounding more and more like us at Brides! "And I’m like, 'Shoot, I’m going to have to elope after this. There’s no competing with this wedding. This wedding is like a Nicholas Sparks movie on steroids.' It really is, it's incredible."
Hold the phone—does this mean that the man has marriage on the mind? Hough has been dating girlfriend Hayley Erbert (above) since 2015, and the two were looking pretty cozy on the red carpet at the Creative Arts Emmys, so we wouldn't be surprised if this cute couple got engaged sooner rather than later.
And when the time does come for this perfect pair to tie the knot, don't be afraid to go big, Derek! Weddings aren't about competition, after all. And besides, you can always have Julianne plan it!