#CherylAndMATTrimony: Everything We Know About Cheryl Burke & Matthew Lawrence’s Wedding
In the late hours of Thursday evening, Dancing With The Stars Pro , Cheryl Burke, and actor, Matthew Lawrence, officially tied the knot. Let’s take a look at their beautiful love story and the couple’s special day.
The couple met back in 2007, when Lawrence’s brother, Joey, was a contestant on Dancing With The Stars. Lawrence admits that he felt an immediate connection and the couple dated for a year before calling it quits. In a surprising turn of events, they met up in 2017 and quickly reunited after feeling like no time had passed at all.
The Boy Meets World actor popped the question on the dancer’s birthday, May 3, in a very sweet way. As they were watching the sunset from their hotel room in Laguna Beach, he handed her a note that said “I will love you always and forever. That’s what I engraved in this ring. I want you to marry me.”
Us Weekly reported that the ring he proposed with featured the same diamond that Burke’s late father proposed to her mother with. Lawrence used the diamond to designed a ring that was perfect for the dancer. The ring has two intertwined circles representing the couple’s lives coming together as one. Burke admitted that she burst into tears and had chills throughout the entire exchange.
Wedding planning was a team effort for the famous couple. Burke shared many pictures of the pair meticulously planning for every aspect of their special day. From picking out their floral arrangments (which moved Burke to tears) to designing their own wedding invitations, everything about the ceremony was tailored to the unique couple.
The wedding party
The couple opted for a small, intimate, wedding party to support them on their big day. Burke’s sister served as the maid of honor while Lawrence’s brothers served as his two best men. The bridal party also held a few familiar faces such as Dancing With The Stars’ Kim Johnson Herjavec who served as a bridesmaid, while Leah Remini was Burke’s choice for the matron of honor.
Burke opened up about her appreciation for Remini and their special friendship in a heartfelt Instagram post. She wrote, “Words cannot fully express how thankful I am for you opening up your heart and gathering my family and friends today. I am overflowing with gratitude and appreciation. The fact that you said yes to being my Matron of Honor was enough, but you wanting to make everything perfect for me, means the world – I will never forget this special day for as long as I live. Countdown to the wedding day has officially begun and I cannot wait to have you by my side! I love you ❤️”
The bachelorette party
While Remini handled the bridal shower, Burke’s sister, Nicole, was tasked with throwing the Bachelorette Party. While we don’t know too many details about it, besides the controversial penis cake, we do know that Burke thoroughly enjoyed herself.
Posting a very public thanks on her Instagram page, the Dancing With The Stars Pro wrote, ” For any of you who were offended by my last post, here is another of my favorite pictures (G Rated) from the other night Thank you to my sister Nicole for throwing one hell of a party. You really impressed your big sister, AKA the original club rat “
Amy and Stewart Photography caught stunning images of the ceremony, which took place Thursday night at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar in San Diego, CA. Burke looked absolutely radiant in Romona Keveza gown that boasts a six-foot train. Lawrence looked dapper in a black tuxedo and bowtie. Surrounded by their friends and family, Burke’s stepfather walked her down the aisle. While photos of the full ceremony won’t be released until next week, we’re pretty sure that the celebration was filled with plenty of dancing.
What next for the happy couple? It looks like children might be on the horizon for the pair. Burke has mentioned that she wants kids and didn’t want to waste any time. “Time’s a tickin!” Burke declared. We wish the newlyweds a long and happy life together and success in starting a family.