“Dancing with the Stars” professional dancers Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd wed in a fairy-tale Conservative Jewish wedding ceremony one year ago on Long Island. But on the first anniversary of their big day, Chmerkovskiy revealed that the couple officially married at City Hall prior to their 300 person Jewish wedding.
Chmerkovskiy, a Jewish Latin-ballroom dance champion, took to Instagram to celebrate one year of marriage to fellow professional dancer Murgatroyd. He uploaded a video of the couple reciting vows at City Hall just days before their glamorous wedding one year ago.
Before we did it in front of 300???? . . This was one of the most exciting days of my life! Everything felt very festive, I couldn’t take my eyes off my future wife the whole ride to the City Hall and it was is if New York City herself was marrying us? . . I can’t believe it’s been a year. I still can’t believe you chose me. I can’t believe I get to live this dream with you by my side for the rest of my life and I promise to earn every second of your love . . I love you @petamurgatroyd ❤️ Happy anniversary baby… #FavoritePersonEver
Whilst we may not be able to have the Disney-esque wedding that the couple shared, we can all aspire to the idyllic life of true love that this couple seemingly have. Whether it be their ability to work together, currently on a dance tour alongside Chmerkovskiy’s brother Val Chmerkovskiy, or their son Shai (proudly an Israeli name,) the couple seem to have it all. We look forward to following their fairy-tale life into the future.
_Nicola Lewis is a summer intern at the Forward, writing for the life section. You can reach her at Lewis@forward.com _
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