On November 25, 2016, Derek’s best friend and brother, Mark, tied the knot with BC Jean in a very beautiful ceremony. Derek was – as expected – the best man. Close friends and family of the couple attended the ceremony while People Magazine had the exclusive rights for the event.
Mark and BC said that they will do their “bachelor party” together after the wedding due to the professional obligations of Mark and Derek. Mark had the Jersey Boys and Derek had Hairspray Live! So…there is a party still pending… 😉
Derek message for the couple (via Instagram):
Such an honor to be the best man at my brother’s wedding. Witnessing their love be sealed under a beautiful Oak tree in front of family and friends was such a special moment.
Like the tree May you Stand together tall and proud
May you always Go out on a limb for one another.
To Stay grounded and dig your roots in deep so that you may weather any storm.
And always continue to grow, stronger and higher reaching towards the heavens.
And to always enjoy the view.
Love you two
Part of Shirley’s message (via Facebook):
But the highlight was the heartfelt speech given by best man Derek Hough. What is there to say, you said it all in such a beautiful way. Not a dry eye in the place. The speech was funny, charming, serious, all tied up in one. Delivered from his beautiful heart and soul, he delivered it through sincere teary emotions a life time of memories 20 years of love. A speech personal to Mark and then 4 years of knowing BC, what beautiful inspiring words. This speech and this whole week will be etched in our hearts and minds forever. Thank you, Derek. Know in your heart you delivered a beautiful speech.
Below you can find pictures and videos from the ceremony and the party, as well as the rehearsal dinners.
- People (online version with pictures & details of the wedding)
- People (printed version coverage)
- Daily Mail
- Gallery No1 (check pictures caption)
- Gallery No2 (courtesy: Booth and Bus)
- 20 min feature video by People; Below an edited version with parts that include Derek. You can watch the full version on People.
- Social media posts
I saw Mark and BC in New York when I went to see Mark in "Jersey Boys" which made me cry. Mark was brilliant. I have watched him grow up and proud of him like I am my own children. Now mark is Married. Not only married but married to an exceptional woman who is authentic, fun loving and living, daring, caring, fearless, determined, animated loving nature and animals. Bees are nurturing, family oriented, hard working, and bring sweet honey to the community. BC is definitely the Queen Bee of her new union and perfect for Mark. Congratulations to one of the most lovely of couples.#Markballas #bc
Just put this video together of the Grooms Men's journey to the aisle. One of the most important things to me was which song I would walk to, followed by my nearest & dearest family & friends. My favorite song of all time is "Smells like teen spirit" by NIRVANA. They are one of the reasons I fell so deeply in love with music so when I stumbled across this beautiful symphonic arrangement by @VitaminStringQuartet I had to use it. The hours leading up to the ceremony were filled with laughter, story telling, Moscow Mules and getting sharply dressed. I can't thank each one of my grooms men & grooms maid enough for keeping me calm & balanced before the big moment. I had an overwhelming sense of power & pride as our boots hit the rugs and we walked to this stunning arrangement. I wish we could make this walk again & again, as it was one of the most memorable moments of my life. #MarkandBCBallas @derekhough @divadarv @travisgarland @salmaida4 @bobbynewberry @tj_paradise @londonlightphotography @prettyvintagerentals @groomofficial @rawhydemfg @iammoniquelauren @pskaufman @swankybadger @leenabell @bgenius15