Derek Hough Marries Hayley Erbert in California Forest Wedding

Dancing With the Stars pro-turned-judge Derek Hough and Hayley Erbert tied the knot in Northern California on August 26.

Derek Hough is set to return to Dancing With the Stars this fall as a married man.

The pro dancer-turned-judge and his longtime partner Hayley Erbert tied the knot in a ceremony in front of family and friends in a redwood forest in Monterey County, Northern California, on August 26, according to People.

Hayley’s brother officiated the ceremony, which took place in front of more than 100 guests, the magazine reported. The bride, aged 28, wore a custom duchess off-the-shoulder satin gown designed by Georgina Chapman from Marchesa, along with a long veil. The groom, aged 38, sported a black Tom Ford suit.

According to People, which also shared photos of the couple at the wedding, celebrity guests included the groom’s sister and DWTS co-star Julianne Hough, as well as her co-host Alfonso Ribeiro, fellow dance pros and married couple Val Chmerkovskiy and Jenna Johnson, Derek’s former dance partners Maria Menounos, Shawn Johnson, and Amy Purdy, actresses Frieda Pinto and Nina Dobrev, and the Vampire Diaries alum’s boyfriend and Olympian Shaun White.

Derek and Hayley, a Kansas native, former gymnast, and DWTS troupe dancer, first met in 2014 when she joined him and his sister Julianne on their Move Live Tour. They began dating the following year.

In June 2022, Derek publicly confirmed their engagement after proposing with a ring from Paris Jewellers.

“It’s only the beginning,” Derek wrote on Instagram at the time, “the beginning of forever.”

On August 25, a day before their wedding, the groom shared a special message for his partner along with a video montage featuring the two, set to a new song he wrote and recorded called “Hold Back Time.”

“I sat down at the piano, thinking about our relationship and the massive step of committing my life to you,” he wrote on Instagram. “The amount of life we have already shared is pretty incredible. This video is just a tiny snippet of what we’ve already experienced.”

Derek continued, “Life seems to be moving so fast, I want to hold back time as much as I possibly can to savor each and every moment with you. I can’t wait to continue building memories and a beautiful life with you, together.”

Hayley commented, “I love you from the deepest depths of my heart. Thank you for choosing me in this life.”

Look back at Derek and Hayley’s journey to marriage below:

June 2023: Elemental Premiere The two get cozy at the launch of the Disney-Pixar film.

June 2022: Engaged Hayley flashes her engagement ring at the Critics Choice Real TV Awards.

March 2022: Oscars Party Date The two appear at the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Oscars viewing party.