Cheryl Burke of DWTS Shares First Wedding Photo after Marrying Matthew Lawrence
“Dancing with the Stars’” Cheryl Burke, 35, posted her wedding photo with Matthew Lawrence after the couple said their “I do’s” on Thursday in California.
Cheryl Burke finally married her longtime boyfriend, actor Matthew Lawrence at the Fairmont Grand del Mar in San Diego, California on May 23. The “Dancing with the Stars” gushed about her new husband to PEOPLE days ahead of the ceremony, saying:
“Matt brings out the best in me. He enjoys every moment, and that helps me appreciate life even more.”
The beautiful bride wore a crisp white Romona Keveza gown without embellishments, making it look classic and elegant, with a six-foot dramatic train. Her accessories included a diamond necklace and a couple of diamond bracelets to match.
People reported that her stepfather, Bob Wolf, walked her down the aisle to meet her then husband-to-be and his family. Burke’s matron of honor was Leah Remini and her bridesmaids composed of her sister Nicole and Kym Johnson Herjavec.
The newly married couple began their love story 13 years ago after meeting in “Dancing with the Stars” in 2006, which they admitted to having no attraction at first.
Last year, Lawrence, 39, proposed to the love of his life with a diamond ring owned by Burke’s mother, given by her late father, Stephen.
“Matthew, with the help of his mother Donna, Cheryl’s mother Sherri and XIV Karats had the stone reset and added more diamonds to create the ring he proposed to Cheryl with,” the star’s rep disclosed with PEOPLE.
Burke is a professional ballroom dancer who has been part of “Dancing with the Stars” since 2006 and won the second and third season with singer Drew Lachey and football pro Emmitt Smith, respectively.
Because of her deep love and passion for dancing, the professional established a dance studio in 2008 and developed her own activewear line the year after. It is also because of this love that she has won many awards, including the World Cup Professional Latin Rising Star Champion, Role Model Award at the 7th Annual Filipino American Library Gala, among many others.