Maks and Peta are married!
After the nuptials, Maks told Us Weekly, “It was everything we ever dreamt of.” His blushing bide 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, walked down the aisle to Tchaikovksy’s Nutcracker Suite, as she donned an ornate Karen Sabag Couture ball gown.
As previously reported by E! News, the Ukrainian and the Kiwi were slated to (and did!) exchange their vows in the 137-room Oheka Castle—where Taylor Swift ‘s “Blank Space” music video was filmed—on Long Island, New York in front of family and friends, including his brother and co-star Val Chmerkovskiy his season 20 partner and actress Rumer Willis, fellow DWTS pro dancer Sharna Burgess and season 18 contestant and Fuller House star Candace Cameron Bure.
Wedding guest Nyle DiMarco, who was Peta’s former DWTS partner, posted a bevy of images of the lavish wedding to his social media account.
Willis and Burgess were bridesmaids. 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.
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.
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.
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!”