It took Derek Hough a long time to propose to Hayley Erbert, but he’s not looking for a long engagement. The six-time Dancing with the Stars mirrorball champion-turned-juror proposed to his longtime love in May 2022 after nearly seven years of dating.
“I just love calling her my fiancee,” Hough said said Us Weekly in June. “I think that word now feels right about how I feel and about my commitment to her and to our love and history and our lives together. … Hayley is the one. … I know she’s just going to be a great mother and a great wife.”
In a new interview, Hough also gave an update on the couple’s quick wedding planning.
Here’s what you need to know:
Derek Hough confirmed he doesn’t want a long engagement
Hough has been in a relationship with DWTS trooper Erbert since 2015, so he felt the heat of the fans to propose to her. In an interview in June 2022 with Fox News Digital, the 37-year-old Emmy-winning choreographer confirmed that he and his bride-to-be don’t want a “super-long engagement.” In fact, they are already in wedding planning mode.
“We’re already looking at ideas and venues,” Hough said. “We want to be a bit ahead of that because we know it’s a whole process, but we’re looking forward to it. I want to make it a really special occasion and one thing I want to say is that we have some pretty cool friends who are good musicians, artists and performers. So it’s going to be a very fun wedding, we can say that.”
The pro dancer ended the idea of putting on a show at the wedding with an elaborate first dance as husband and wife.
“We’re like, ‘Hey, we’re going to do a little something, but we’re going to take the night off,'” he said.
Derek Hough previously teased a “full-on festival” for his wedding anniversary
Derek Hough has plenty of celebrity friends — he even worked with superstar singer Jennifer Lopez on World of Dance, and she commented on his long-overdue engagement on Instagram. per entertainment tonight — so he’s already calling in favors from his famous buddies.
“I’ve already booked talent,” he said. “I’m just telling you right now, it’s going to be like a concert because we have some really talented friends.”
While teasing pal Michael Bublé as a possibility, Hough said people he did not want to “name any names now”.
“But I’ve already asked a few people to perform at the wedding and they’ve already said yes,” he said. “So it’s going to be a full festival – I’m really looking forward to it.”
Fans may recall that in 2017, Hough was dying to get Bublé to perform at his sister Julianne’s wedding to Brooks Laich in Idaho. “You know who I want to get? Michael Buble”, he said people back then. “I mean he won’t. He can’t possibly walk, but it would be amazing if he just got up off the ground and said, “Hello!” and started singing!”
Hough starred in Bublés “I Believe in You” music video. in 2017, so maybe the favor will be returned for the DWTS star’s wedding.
Aside from the wedding singers, Hough also agreed in a recent People interview with Erbert’s idea of sending lanterns into the sky during the wedding, which she says she’s always dreamed of doing. The groom-to-be also noted that the wedding venue will be based on what works for the majority of family and friends on their guest list.
“I think it’s important to find a place where we can all bring everyone together,” Hough said.
CONTINUE READING: Sharna Burgess Celebrates Baby Shower With DWTS Besties
https://heavy.com/entertainment/dancing-with-the-stars/derek-hough-hayley-erbert-wedding-date-plans/ Derek Hough shares details about his wedding plans to Hayley Erbert