The rehearsal dinner—a.k.a. final pre-party before the main event—definitely calls for a celebratory drink. But let this be your cautionary tale: Dancing With the Stars pro Peta Murgatroyd ended up having one too many celebratory drinks the night before her wedding to Maksim Chmerkovskiy at their rehearsal dinner, resulting in alcohol poisoning and an IV drip mere hours before her I do’s.
“I think I forgot to eat. . . . I think I got alcohol poisoning,” Murgatroyd recently admitted to Us Weekly. The two glasses of wine and the celebratory shot she consumed—on an empty stomach!—really did the dancer in. She was vomiting so much, she had to seek professional medical care and a doctor came to administer an IV drip. It’s safe to say Murgatroyd had the world’s worst hangover on the worst possible day.
“It was the worst timing,” she said. “I couldn’t believe it happened.”
At the time, this bride was probably feeling less than amused, but since the ordeal was captured in her wedding video, she can now look back on it and get a little laugh. “It’s so funny because everyone was glam and everything, and I’m sitting there two hours before walking down the aisle,” she said.
Thankfully, the two-time mirror-ball trophy winner managed to pull it together and rally like no other because there are no signs of the struggle in any of her gorgeous wedding photos. The ceremony took place last July at Oheka Castle in Long Island, New York, where the bride looked like a queen in a stunning ball gown. From the dress to the venue—not to mention the rainbow that magically appeared right after their I do’s—the event was a complete fairy tale, which clearly set the tone for the rest of their marriage.
Murgatroyd shared with Us Weekly all of her newfound marital bliss with her hubby and their 14-month-old son, Shai. “Max is so cute,” she gushed. “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.”
Clearly Murgatroyd hit the husband jackpot, and now we know how to achieve a love like theirs: Start your marriage off hungover as hell. (Kidding. Do not recommend.)