It turns out Dancing With The Stars pros Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd couldn't wait to start their love story! Ahead of their big fairytale wedding, the two actually tied the knot in a city hall ceremony.
To celebrate their one-year anniversary Chmerkovskiy posted videos from their intimate ceremony. “Before we did it in front of 300,” he wrote in the caption with bride and groom emojis. “This was one of the most exciting days of my life! Everything felt very festive, I couldn’t take my eyes off my future wife the whole ride to the City Hall and it was is if New York City herself was marrying us. I can’t believe it’s been a year. I still can’t believe you chose me. I can’t believe I get to live this dream with you by my side for the rest of my life and I promise to earn every second of your love.
I love you @petamurgatroyd ❤️ Happy anniversary baby.”
From the video, it looks like the dancers were joined by just a few people and went for a super casual vibe. The bride wore a chic one-sleeve blue shirt, wide leg pants and nude heels, while the groom rocked a black shirt, white jeans and sneakers. Murgatroyd posted a photo from their city hall ceremony as well, showcasing her simple rose bouquet and a kiss on the cheek from her new hubby.
“Today I married the man I fell in love with so many years ago,” she wrote. “I knew he was the one. There was something so electric between us that people will still tell me about to this day. I love you @maksimc, this has been an incredible, outrageous year for us! I pray we are this happy for the rest of our lives. You’re everything I knew you were. ❤️🎉😍 #HappyAnniversary #ToUs”
The first ceremony was incredibly low-key compared to the couple’s formal wedding at Oheka Castle in Long Island, New York. They wed in a beautiful outdoor venue surrounded by 300 of their friends and family members. The bride wore an ivory ball gown and the groom wore a white tuxedo jacket. Later that night, the party moved inside to a flower-filled ballroom where there was naturally a night of dancing. The wedding weekend wrapped up with a post-wedding pool party at Brooklyn's McCarren Hotel.
Since both of their ceremonies, the DWTS duo seems to be living in marital bliss with their 16-month-old son Shai Aleksander. “Max is so cute,” Murgatroyd told Us Weekly back in march. “He just comes home with flowers randomly. He’ll have them in his teeth and he walks up. I’ve got a baby in one arm. I’ve got a bottle in this arm. I’m like, ‘I look dreadful.’ He’s so awesome at making me feel like I look like a hundred bucks every day.”
Here’s to many more anniversaries for the happy couple.