Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd Are Married: DWTS Pros Wed in NY

Dancing With the Stars pros got engaged in 2015

By Corinne Heller Jul 09, 2017 12:16 AMTags

Maks and Peta are married!

Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd, mother of their 6-month-old son Shai and a fellow Dancing With the Stars pro, tied the knot in a Jewish ceremony at Oheka Castle on Long Island, New York.

After the nuptials, Maks told Us Weekly, "It was everything we ever dreamt of." His blushing bride added, "And the party of the year!"

The outlet also reports that the non denominational ceremony was 40 minutes long and that the vows they exchanged in front of 300 guests were self-penned.  At the start of the wedding, Shai was carried down a petal-strewn aisle. The bride, who walked down the aisle to Tchaikovksy’s Nutcracker Suite, wore an ornate Karen Sabag Couture ball gown.

A source tells E! News that the wedding was a very "elegant and classic" affair, adding that  Peta's makeup artist prepped her and her mother. The aim for the wedding makeup look was to go for a natural style with lashes and a pink lip.

Maks opted for an all-white tuxedo jacket and his groomsmen donned white tuxedo jackets with black trim.

As previously reported by E! News, the two were slated to (and did!) exchange their vows in the 137-room Oheka Castle—where Taylor Swift's "Blank Space" music video was filmed.

Members of the wedding party included Maks' brother and co-star Val Chmerkovskiy, plus bridesmaids Rumer Willis, his season 20 partner, and DWTS pro dancer Sharna Burgess. Guests included a slew of DWTS pros and former contestants such as Candace Cameron Bure and Nyle DiMarco, who won season 22 with Peta. The attendees posted a bevy of images of the lavish wedding on social media.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd: Romance Rewind

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Nicole Volynets Gamer, a former DWTS troupe member, served as Peta's maid of honor and wedding planner. 

The night before, the group had a pre-wedding party at the venue and everyone appeared to have a rockin' good time.

One drink will do this ???????? #RacetoEraseMS

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Maks and Peta first dated a few years ago and rekindled their romance and went public with it in 2015. He proposed to her that December, onstage at the SWAY: A Dance Trilogy event at the Olympia Theater, in front of fellow pro DWTS dancers and past celebrity contestants, including Meryl Davis, who won season 18 with him.

"I'm in love with you, and I want to be in love with you for the rest of my life," he told Peta.

She gave birth to Shai, their first child, this past January.

My Little Love Bug

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In June 2016, Maks and Peta talks about their wedding plans in an interview with E! News, saying they planned to tie the knot in New York City, where he was raised after his family immigrated from what is now Ukraine. Peta signaled the wedding would be a family affair in more ways than one.

"We deliberately have it in July so it doesn't conflict with any of the seasons, so we can bring our past partners and our troupe of dancers and stuff like that," she said.

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Months after giving birth to Shai and about two months before the wedding, Peta began working with personal trainer Tim Hartwig to get back into shape for the big day.

He told E! News in June that he has recommended she limit her carb eating and said the pro dancer has also limited her alcohol consumption "as much as possible."

"What we are really focusing on is eliminating the scale," he said. "She has not weighed herself this entire time throughout the program, which is not normal for a female, but I love it!"