Everything to Know About Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich’s Wedding, Including the Bride’s Favorite Moment

Julianne Hough Brooks Laich weddingBrooks Laich and Julianne Hough married in Idaho this weekend. Get all the details from their lakeside ceremony here. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

Dancing With the Stars judge Julianne Hough rates her wedding a perfect 10. The actress and dancer shared all the details about her lakeside nuptials days after marrying NHL player Brooks Laich in Idaho this weekend. “It was MAGICAL!!!” Hough wrote on Instagram on Wednesday, July 12. “My best friend, my love of my life, and my new husband @brookslaich and I brought our family and closest friends together to have fun, encourage love, and celebrate our marriage! I’m so grateful I get to spend forever with this incredibly kind, thoughtful, strong and adventurous man. I’m the luckiest woman in the world to be your wife!”

From the scenic ceremony spot to the first dance, get the complete details from the couple’s wedding featuring food, florals and all things festive.

The Venue
Hough and Laich exchanged vows in an outdoor ceremony at Lake Coeur d’Alene in Northern Idaho. The Safe Haven actress, 28, spent summer vacations there as a child, and Laich, 34, was equally enamored with the picturesque locale.

“When I introduced Brooks to the lake, he fell in love with this special spot,” Hough told People. “I knew this was where we wanted to raise our family and grow old together.”

The Planner
Troy Williams of Simply Troy Lifestyle + Events kept love and nature in mind while designing the event. “It was really important to me that we had our ceremony outdoors,” Laich told the mag. “Julianne and I are very adventurous and free, and wanted the setting to be in nature.”

The Florals
Kristen Griffith-VanderYacht of Wild Bloom infused added romance into the already-idyllic venue. One-hundred flower boxes filled with more than 200 garden roses made beautiful centerpieces.

Just when we thought we couldn’t possibly be more smitten with Hough and her handsome hubby, the two opted to donate the arrangements to The Full Bloom, a non-profit dedicated to improving the mental and emotional health of folks dealing with death, terminal illness and other life-changing circumstances.

The Dress and the Tux
Hough stunned in a custom strapless Marchesa gown with a sweetheart neckline, and accessorized with understated jewelry by Lorraine Schwartz. Laich donned a classic black-and-white Brooks Brothers tuxedo.

The Ceremony
The bride walked down the aisle to OneRepublic’s 2009 song, “All This Time.”  Hough told the mag that while she cried throughout the weekend, excitement took over during the wedding itself. “Brooks and I kept eye contact the entire ceremony,” she recalled. “We never stopped looking at each other.”

The Grease: Live star explained that her favorite moment took place immediately after being pronounced husband and wife “Kissing each other for the first time as husband and wife as the confetti cannons exploded around us [was it],” she said.

The Reception
The post-ceremony events took place at the same location. Hough had no idea that her friends and bridesmaids had choreographed a special dance to Sia’s hit, “The Greatest”—a song Hough performs with her brother Derek on their Move Beyond tour. Guests also enjoyed a black-and-white photo booth.

The First Dance
The bride also had surprises in store for her husband, including timed fireworks over the water while the two shared their first dance to the OneRepublic tune that played during the processional. L.A.-based DJ Derek Monteiro provided the music, and the newlyweds danced on a custom antique mirror dance floor.

The Food
Guests dined on delicious fare from Le Catering, including Smoked Columbia River steelhead with Washington apple slaw, chili aioli and ginger glaze charcoal braised shortrib. Desserts included strawberry-rhubarb crisp with whipped sour cream and a sweets station by Sugarfina.

The Gifts
Hough and Laich surprised out-of-town guests with gifts each evening, including Sugarfina Bubbly Bears and make-your-own margaritas.

It was a weekend of love that the newlyweds are sure to treasure forever. “It was truly the most special time in our lives,” Hough concluded on Instagram on July 12. “And because we believe so much in putting love out into the world to help inspire and encourage others, we have decided to share our special day with all of you.”

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Kelly Spears
Kelly Spears
Kelly is an online news writer for The Knot. She is a professional writer who studied English at Ohio State University. Kelly is a big fan of TLC's '90 Day Fiance' and FYI's 'Married at First Sight.'