The couple met via Instagram last year and got engaged in March 2022
“Dancing with the Stars” pro Brandon Armstrong, 28, tied the knot with 24-year-old Brylee Ivers, a social media executive, in a romantic outdoor ceremony in Draper, Utah on Saturday, July 30 for life. After a religious ceremony the day before, the two said yes in front of their 125 family members and closest friends at Siempre. Speaking to PEOPLE, Armstrong said, “Because so many people in Utah get married so young, we wanted something a little different than the traditional church wedding in the chapel.” He popped the question to Ivers in March.
The duo started dating in the early days of last year and had met through Instagram. Armstrong said: “I’ve had a couple of dates and they’ve all been lame. They were terrible. I downloaded an app that is similar to Tinder but for our church to be fun. I flipped through and saw them but was too embarrassed to message them. So I DMed her on Instagram instead and she spooked me.” Apparently, Ivers was “trying to be cool.”
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For their wedding, the duo chose an unconventional route and had their “first look” before the ceremony. They said it was very special for both of them. Armstrong said he wasn’t a hoot, but when he saw his bride in a simple and timeless Alta Moda dress, he “freaked out.” He said: “I knew she would obviously pick a dress that was going to be beautiful. And I didn’t have any really controlling or super important feelings about how the dress should look. I was just glad it was something that was beautiful and that she felt safe in. Everything was so, so good!” The bride walked down the aisle to Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling In Love”. The groom was accompanied by 18 groomsmen and bridesmaids on each side. The venue was surrounded by lush greenery and white roses designed by Artisan Bloom.
After the intimate ceremony, the couple enjoyed dinner with their guests and shared their first dance to Daniel Caesar and HER’s “Best Part.” They then went to the larger celebration of 500 people. “DWTS” pros Lindsay Arnold, Witney Carson, Jenna Johnson and Emma Slater also attended the wedding.
The duo cut a five-tiered almond-flavored wedding cake from Alessandra during their reception. Then they danced the night away into the early 2000s and slammed current-time songs played by DJ RJ Barrera. The newlyweds will soon be heading to the Dominican Republic for their honeymoon. Armstrong said: “I’m excited that I can commit to her and express my love to her and that I can do it in a way that I feel is right. A way that’s good and loving and old-fashioned. I’m excited to show people that she’s the love of my life and that I’m committed to her.”