The 2 Special Reasons Why Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich Got Married in Idaho

By now you’ve probably already seen all the gorgeous photos from Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich’s romantic Idaho wedding, but what you might not know is that the couple didn’t just choose their venue out of a magazine. No, in fact, Lake Coeur d’Alene actually holds special significance for Julianne and Brooks. The Dancing With the Stars judge spent most of her Summers there growing up, and when she introduced the NHL player to it, «he fell in love.»

In a recent interview with People, Julianne explained the significance behind the lake, saying, «We knew this was where we wanted to raise our family and grow old together. It just felt right to be married here.» It was also really important to the pair that the wedding festivities were a mix of love and nature. «Julianne and I are very adventurous and free, and wanted the setting to be in nature,» Brooks said. Now that the two are officially husband and wife, they are enjoying their newlywed bliss in an unknown tropical location, resulting in even more envy-inducing moments.

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Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich Flaunt Their Love (and Ripped Bodies) on Their Honeymoon

Now that Brooks Laich and Julianne Hough are officially husband and wife, they’re enjoying married life by kicking back and relaxing. The newlyweds, who tied the knot in Idaho in early July, jetted off to an unknown tropical location for their honeymoon over the weekend. In addition to flaunting their new bling as they embarked on their journey, they also have been flooding our Instagram feeds with pictures of their insane figures. While Julianne showed off her washboard abs in a white bikini, her husband looked just as swoon-worthy in a pair of short swim trunks as they soaked up the sun. It’s official: these two are basically Malibu Barbie and Ken IRL.

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The Story of How Julianne Hough Met Brooks Laich Will Make You Believe in Destiny

Julianne Hough, 28, tied the knot with NHL player Brooks Laich, 34, in a romantic outdoor ceremony near Coeur d’Alene, ID, on July 8, but the couple has been offering up swoon-worthy moments since they first got together in 2014. The two frequently share cute photos of their fun adventures on Instagram, and Brooks often steps out to support Julianne at red carpet events. In the August 2014 issue of Redbook magazine, the Dancing With the Stars pro revealed that she met Brooks after attending a «six-day seminar about creating your own destiny. . . . The next day my Curve co-star introduced [Brooks and me]. It couldn’t have been a better time. We’ve been open and honest from day one.» Perhaps fairy tales are real after all.

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Who Is Brooks Laich? Get to Know the Man Who Stole Julianne Hough’s Heart

Julianne Hough is officially off the market! The Dancing With the Stars judge got married to her longtime boyfriend Brooks Laich in a gorgeous ceremony near Coeur d’Alene, ID, on July 8. While the two have been together since 2014, they have kept most of their relationship virtually under wraps, attending a handful of red carpet events together and occasionally gushing about each other on social media. So who is the man that stole Julianne’s heart? Get to know him with these facts.

1. He’s Canadian

The 34-year-old helms from Wawota, Saskatchewan, Canada. And he’s not the only Canadian Julianne is close with. Her best friend and bridesmaid, Nina Dobrev, was raised in Toronto, Ontario.

2. He’s a Hockey Player

He is currently an unrestricted free agent, having recently played for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

3. He’s a Middle Child

While his wife is the youngest of five, Brooks has two siblings, an older sister named Jodi and younger brother named Jordan.

4. He Met Julianne Through a Mutual Friend

During an interview with Redbook magazine, Julianne revealed that she met Brooks after attending a «six-day seminar about creating your own destiny. . . . The next day my Curve costar introduced [Brooks and me]. It couldn’t have been a better time. We’ve been open and honest from day one.»

5. His Real Name Isn’t Brooks

Plot twist: he goes by his middle name. His full name is actually Evan Brooks Laich.

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Brooks Laich Almost Falls to His Knees After Seeing Julianne Hough in Her Wedding Dress

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Julianne Hough looked so stunning on her wedding day that her groom, NHL player Brooks Laich, practically fell to ground when he saw her for the first time. Before tying the knot in front of 200 of their closest friends and family members in Lake Coeur d’Alene, ID, on Saturday, the couple sneaked away for a special first look by the water. Thankfully, White In Revery captured the whole moment on tape, and it’s just as adorable as you’d expect. After seeing the Dancing With the Stars judge in her strapless custom Marchesa gown, Brooks got weak in the knees as he covered his mouth in awe. Holding back tears, he told her how beautiful she looked before sharing a prewedding kiss. Awww!

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David Brooks is the ♫ Wo-o-o-orst ♫

Here are excerpts from the last two columns from the NYTimes conservative-ish columnist, David Brooks. I provide them without comment:

From The Golden Age of Bailing:

It’s clear we’re living in a golden age of bailing. All across America people are deciding on Monday that it would be really fantastic to go grab a drink with X on Thursday. But then when Thursday actually rolls around they realize it would actually be more fantastic to go home, flop on the bed and watch Carpool Karaoke videos. So they send the bailing text or email: «So sorry! I’m gonna have to flake on drinks tonight. Overwhelmed. My grandmother just got bubonic plague …»

From How We Are Ruining America:

Recently I took a friend with only a high school degree to lunch. Insensitively, I led her into a gourmet sandwich shop. Suddenly I saw her face freeze up as she was confronted with sandwiches named «Padrino» and «Pomodoro» and ingredients like soppressata, capicollo and a striata baguette. I quickly asked her if she wanted to go somewhere else and she anxiously nodded yes and we ate Mexican.

Reminder: The NYTimes fired 100 copy editors earlier this month.

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Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich Looked Like a Real-Life Barbie and Ken at Their Wedding

Julianne Hough looked absolutely stunning on her wedding day. The Dancing With the Stars judge tied the knot with NHL player Brooks Laich during an outdoor ceremony near Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, on Saturday, and we can’t get over what a beautiful pair they make. While Brooks looked handsome in his tuxedo, Julianne rightfully stole the show in her strapless custom Marchesa gown as her dad Bruce walked her down the aisle. White confetti then appeared in the air as the two shared their first kiss.

The couple was joined by 200 of their closet friends and family members for the big day, including Aaron Paul and DWTS pro Mark Ballas. Julianne’s brother, Derek, also served as a groomsman, while her best friend Nina Dobrev was on hand for bridesmaid duty. «I’ve never seen a man look at a woman like that when they said ‘I Do,'» The Vampire Diaries actress said about the romantic wedding. «It took my breath away.» After toasting to married life and sharing their first dance, which Julianne helped choreograph, the newlyweds made their getaway in a wooden boat on the water.

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Brooks Laich and Julianne Hough Marry in Idaho

Summer wedding season continued for the “Dancing With the Stars” cast this weekend as two-time champ/judge Julianne Hough married NHLer Brooks Laich in Idaho.

As per usual, People got the scoop on the wedding details “DWTS” viewers are dying for:

The Dancing With the Stars judge married NHL star Brooks Laich in an intimate, outdoor wedding on Saturday near Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The couple said their vows in front of more than 200 guests including family and close friends. “I don’t think I ever really necessarily dreamed about my wedding as a kid,” Hough, 29, tells PEOPLE exclusively. “But I know I will always cherish and remember it for the rest of my life.”

Outdoor, intimate, close friends, etc. — you know, the usual celebrity wedding buzzwords you’ve come to expect.

And, of course, with the deets comes the exclusive wedding photo:


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Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich’s Romantic Wedding Was Filled With Fireworks

Julianne Hough has officially tied the knot with NHL player Brooks Laich. The couple reportedly had an outdoor wedding on July 8 complete with fireworks and «a custom-made antique mirror dance floor» near Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Julianne’s brother and fellow Dancing With the Stars star, Derek Hough, served as one of the groomsmen, while her best friend, actress Nina Dobrev, was also in attendance to witness the couple’s romantic ceremony. Julianne and Brooks dated for a year and a half before announcing their engagement in August 2015. Congrats to the newlyweds!

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Uzo Aduba Brings the Fire to Her Lip Sync Battle Against Danielle Brooks

Danielle Brooks and Uzo Aduba’s Lip Sync Battle doesn’t air until Wednesday, but judging from these sneak peeks, the women did not come to play. Danielle, who plays Tasha «Taystee» Jefferson on Orange Is the New Black, goes back to the ’80s and fully transforms into Jon Bon Jovi for an epic performance of «Livin’ on a Prayer,» while Uzo, also known as Suzanne «Crazy Eyes» Warren on OITNB, brings the heat with her sync of Outkast’s «B.O.B.» We don’t know what’s better: Danielle’s spot-on brown wig or Uzo’s upbeat attitude. All we know is they better bring it.


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