Hough, who has starred on "DWTS" since 2005 and won the competition twice, recently married hockey player Brooks Laich earlier this year. Hough faced criticism that she was body shaming "DWTS" contestant Amber Rose in September 2016 when Rose said her body made Hough feel "uncomfortable." "You know, all the beautiful professional dancers that are on 'Dancing with the Stars,' I mean they dress very sexy and they do splits and they grind up on these guys and they look absolutely stunning and they get a standing ovation," Rose said.“I was very self-accepting growing up, then something switched in middle school.
The 29-year-old "Dancing with the Stars" star told Redbook that her self-esteem went downhill after she was insulted about her weight repeatedly.
"I did a film where I basically was told I was fat every day, yet I was the skinniest I'd ever been," Hough told the magazine.
After the wedding, Hough and Laich donated all the flowers to The Full Bloom, a non-profit organization that repurposes gently used flowers into bouquets for patients in area hospitals, hospice care and other facilities.
During the ceremony, Hough, who wore a custom strapless sweetheart Marchesa gown, and Laich said traditional vows and exchanged Lorraine Schwartz-designed rings.
“When I introduced Brooks to the lake, he fell in love with this special spot, and we knew this was where we wanted to raise our family and grow old together,” Hough, 28, tells PEOPLE in this week’s exclusive cover story.
“It just felt right to be married here.” Designed by event planner Troy Williams of Simply Troy Lifestyle Events, the wedding weekend was a celebration of love and nature — both of which were essential to the bride and groom.
Hough later learned how to pick herself back up and now has tricks to feel better about her body when she's feeling down.
"Now, when I'm self-conscious, I'll do something completely crazy or goofy to get out of my own head — something fun that reminds me of the freedom I felt as a kid before all that happened," she told Redbook.
I would compare myself to everyone,” Hough, 29, explained in Redbook’s February issue.
“And later I did a film where I basically was told I was fat every day, yet I was the skinniest I’d ever been.
Guests were given turn-down gifts each night, put together from the bride and groom by Gifts for the Good Life, which included a Happy Spritz facial mist, Sugarfina Bubbly Bears with a J&B monogrammed label, and a make-your-own margarita set with Casamigos Tequila or make-your-own lemonade kit, among other goodies.