This wedding is set to score a perfect 10! Dancing With the Stars pro—and now judge—Julianne Hough is officially married, having just tied the knot this past weekend in a romantic outdoor wedding with her love, hockey player Brooks Laich. From the dress to the star-studded guest list, here are all the details.
After almost a two-year-long engagement and an epic bachelorette party in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, in March (with celebs like Nina Dobrev and Kris Jenner in tow), the big day finally arrived. People magazine reports that Hough and Laich said their I do's on Saturday, July 8, in Idaho. "I don’t think I ever really necessarily dreamed about my wedding as a kid," Hough shared with People. “But I know I will always cherish and remember it for the rest of my life.”
The wedding festivities began on Thursday with a welcome dinner for the couple's 200 guests, then the wedding party enjoyed a day at the beach on a nearby lake the following day (where the bride-to-be rocked a wedding-white bikini, of course!).
Next, it was time for the main event. On Saturday, Hough and Laich boarded a boat on the shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene to get to their ceremony site. "Brooks was driving, and it was just the two of them cruising around," a source shared with E! News. "Julianne was laughing as her veil flew in her face and she tried to keep it on. She sat on the back of the boat and put her arm around Brooks. It was very romantic and a unique way to make their grand entrance."
"They were very relaxed and didn't seem nervous at all," the source added. "As they pulled up to the ceremony site, Julianne waved to all the guests. She was very confident and excited."
The couple then said their vows in an outdoor ceremony. Guests sat on rustic wooden pews, and the space was filled with roses, tulips, and greenery in flower boxes. “It was really important to me that we had our ceremony outdoors,” the groom previously explained to People. “Julianne and I are very adventurous and free and wanted the setting to be in nature.”
The wedding party included the bride's brother, Derek Hough, as groomsman and actress Nina Dobrev as bridesmaid. The couple's adorable pups, Lexi and Harley, also played a part in the ceremony as ring bearers. And when Hough finally walked down the aisle herself, she stunned in a classic and elegant wedding dress by Marchesa. The custom creation featured a strapless sweetheart neckline and clean, modern seaming. Hough wore her blond locks back and completed the look with some Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.
"Julianne's dad walked her down the aisle," the source noted to E! "She had a huge smile on her face and looked giddy with excitement. When she met Brooks at the front of the aisle, she was ecstatic. The ceremony lasted 15 minutes, and at the end, paper confetti shot up from all sides in the air. People were cheering and whistling. Julianne raised her arms in the air as they were announced as Mr. and Mrs. Brooks and Julianne Laich."
Wedding guests, including actor Aaron Paul and Hough's fellow DWTS pro Mark Ballas, all celebrated at the alfresco reception, where a Sugarfina candy station provided sweet treats and a fireworks display lit up the sky. Could you think of a better way to end a July wedding?
This wasn't the only Dancing With the Stars wedding this weekend. Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd also tied the knot on Saturday, July 8. Read all about their glamorous fairy-tale wedding here!