What a day!
Dancing with the Stars judge Julianne Hough married NHL star Brooks Laich in a romantic outdoor ceremony on Saturday, July 8 near Coeur d’Alene, ID after spending time with their more than 200 guests during a fun-filled wedding weekend!
"Brooks and I kept eye contact the entire ceremony. We never stopped looking at each other," Julianne told People of her nuptials, adding her favorite wedding moment was "kissing each other for the first time as husband and wife as the confetti cannons exploded around us."
"I couldn’t stop crying all weekend and most people [thought] I would have cried during the entire ceremony, but instead I was just so excited and ready to celebrate!" she continued.
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During her wedding ceremony on Saturday night, Julianne wore a custom-made Marchesa gown. She accessorized her look with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry and a long veil.
Julianne's brother Derek Hough served as a groomsman in the wedding party, and the couples' adorable dogs even had a role in their big day! Their Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Lexi and Harley wore flowers on their collars and they served as ring bearers.
Guests — which included actress Nina Dobrev, actor Aaron Paul, and DWTS pro Mark Ballas — arrived on Thursday, July 6 and were treated to a welcome dinner at the Blackwell hotel. On Friday, they went on a group outing to the lake at the Coeur d’Alene Resort.
"When I introduced Brooks to the lake, he fell in love with this special spot, and we knew this was where we wanted to raise our family and grow old together," Julianne, 29, said. "It just felt right to be married here."
"It was really important to me that we had our ceremony outdoors. Julianne and I are very adventurous and free, and wanted the setting to be in nature," Brooks, 34, added.
"There were lights in the trees, a full moon, and fireworks. It was the perfect romantic setting!" a source gushed to In Touch Weekly.
"I don’t think I ever really necessarily dreamed about my wedding as a kid," the TV star said. "But I know I will always cherish and remember it for the rest of my life."
The couple previously revealed their engagement in August 2015 with an adorable Instagram announcement of a photo capturing the moment Julianne said "Yes!" and jumped into Brooks' arms. She later opened up about his sweet proposal on her blog.
"I was so taken aback when Brooks got down on one knee I completely blacked out! It was like a rush of heat and a wave of uncontrollable emotion swept right through my body," she gushed. "I didn’t have any words at first (me! no words!). All I could do was explode into his arms and experience pure joy from head to toe."
Congratulations on your wedding, Julianne and Brooks!