Of all the delicious details from Julianne Hough's wedding last weekend, her wedding cake was definitely one of the sweetest. But how does her big-day dessert compare to that of her Dancing With the Stars fellow pros—who wed on the very same day—Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy? Let's have a
For her July 8 wedding day in Idaho, Julianne Hough and her new hubby, hockey player Brooks Laich, celebrated their love with their family and friends (including some familiar famous faces, like actress Nina Dobrev and the bride's brother, Derek Hough). Hough and Laich said their vows in a rustic outdoor ceremony located in a grassy field on the shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene, after boarding a private boat to transport them to their ceremony site. And when it came time for the reception, guests were treated to a surprise choreographed dance number to Sia's "The Greatest" by Hough's bridesmaids, as well as a fireworks show.
But the sweetest surprise was still to come.
Hough and Laich's wedding cake was a simple white confection, elevated with a flourish of blooms and greenery trailing down the three tiers to make it fit flawlessly with their rustic, romantic big day. “We had discussed a few flavor profiles for them and talked about a simple, elegant design,” the baker behind the confection, Kayla Carey of Sweet Simplicity, told People magazine.
"As far as flavors go, Julianne lives a pretty healthy lifestyle and didn’t want anything too heavy," Carey explained. "Each tier was four layers of cake with a layer of strawberries and cream, a layer of blackberries and cream, and a layer of raspberries and cream." Yum!
But how did that delicious dessert compare to the one at the other DWTS event that weekend?
While Hough was saying her I do's in Idaho, DWTS pros Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy were tying the knot in New York, where they celebrated their love with three days of parties. The first took place the night before the ceremony and was followed by a fairy-tale wedding at a castle venue where the bride donned a Cinderella-esque ball gown. And the next day, the fun continued with a post-wedding pool party at Brooklyn's McCarren Hotel. Just like their nuptials, when it came to Murgatroyd and Chmerkovskiy's wedding cake, we knew it had to be over-the-top. But even we couldn't have foreseen this towering treat.
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Before the big day, Murgatroyd worked with pastry chef Daniel Andreotti to create her confection. (And she even shared her cake tasting on her Instagram Story!) And when it was time for the reveal, she and Chmerkovskiy cut into four tall tiers that were elaborately covered in countless pearls and white sugar flowers.
It was a fitting fairy-tale end to this extravagant storybook wedding.
So which confection should you copycat for your own nuptials? Well, that all depends on your and your soon-to-be-spouse's tastes and the vibe of your wedding. But no matter what, we're sure it'll be delicious!