Only a month after their engagement in Dec. 2015 — which took place on stage at the SWAY: A Dance Trilogy event in Miami — Dancing With the Stars pros Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd immediately started planning for the future.
And their future includes a “massive” wedding. In fact, the couple plans to splurge and will be dropping an insane amount of cash.
“I want it to be a million-dollar wedding! She wants a princess thing with the horse and carriage, and I want to give that to her,” Chmerkovskiy told In Touch Weekly in January 2016.
“I love doing this type of thing,” Murgatroyd revealed. “It’s going to be massive, probably 500 people, somewhere in New York. Our families will fly over for it.”
Now, more than a year later, Chmerkovskiy has revealed the romantic New York location where the wedding is actually taking place.
“We have an amazing, amazing space on Long Island, Oheka [Castle],” he told ABC News, adding that he had dreamed for years of getting married there. “I remember when I was passing by this castle when I first immigrated, and [I said,] ‘That’s where I want to have my wedding,’ and I just said it so [casually] and now it’s happening. We went there. It’s perfect. We’re going to have it for two days. They’re closing the whole hotel. It’s going to be unbelievable.”
As for the rest of the wedding plans? Chmerkovskiy is leaving them mostly up to his lady.
“I hate to admit, but I’ve just removed myself from it,” he said. “I had to do my part of the list, which I never thought was that difficult, but it’s kind of ridiculous.”
He added, “Some things are a little too much but we just dreamt up this opportunity for ourselves and we’re trying to make it happen the way we want it to. I want her to have the wedding of her dreams.”
But can we expect to see any famous faces at their nuptials? What about other Dancing With the Star pros?
“Sharna Burgess will definitely be in the bridal party, and I would love to have [my 2012 DWTS partner and season winner] Donald Driver and his family there, and Gilles Marini and Tommy Chong,” Murgatroyd gushed.
It already sounds like an affair not to be missed, plus Murgatroyd will undoubtedly look gorgeous.
“I just want it to be a really classic wedding dress that would never go out of style,” Murgatroyd told the publication of what she intends to wear. “I love Vera Wang and Monique Lhuillier.”
But it’s not just a massive (and super expensive) wedding that the couple foresees in their future, as Chmerkovskiy revealed he “can’t wait” to start a family.
“I would definitely love kids — two or more,” Murgatroyd gushed. “Maks will be such a warm and loving father. I can’t think of anybody better to have children with. He’s not the grizzly bear that everybody thinks he is!”
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Originally published January 2016. Updated March 2017.