These Ballet Dancers Just Had The Sweetest Wedding

Robbie Fairchild and Tiler Peck were one couple who didn't need to practice their first dance for their wedding day. The two principal dancers in the New York City ballet first met in 2001, at ages 13 and 11, in jazz dance class. Over the years, their paths crossed in both work and love, and after a few hiccups of breaking up and reuniting, they realized it was for keeps in 2011.
After a wildly romantic proposal at the Sacré-Coeur in Paris (a trip that Robbie told Tiler was for press images), the two set their wedding date for this past June — appropriately in NYC, since the city played a lead role in their story. Click through our favorite photos of the duo's sweet day (with their big-day tips), and then head over to Martha Stewart Weddings for all the beautiful pics.
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Photo: Courtesy of Charlotte Jenks Lewis.
Can you give us a breakdown of your day?
Tiler Peck: "We both got ready in our separate hotel rooms, and then pictures started around 2 p.m. We had a private first meeting on the lawn outside of the church and that was a moment I will never forget — the way he looked at me the first time he saw me in my dress! We then did all of our pictures with our wedding party, family, and Griz and Cali (our doggies), and then had about a half an hour until the ceremony took place.

Seeing all the faces of our friends and family was so warming and emotional, and I think my favorite moment of the day was exchanging our written vows. I just could not believe I was marrying my best friend and first kiss!"

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Photo: Courtesy of Charlotte Jenks Lewis.
Robbie Fairchild: "I met with my grooms party for breakfast, and then I was running around the hotel doing little tasks here and there. The moment came so fast and all of a sudden there I was waiting outside the church to see Tiler the first time. My god, did she look like Hollywood royalty. I was sweating during the whole ceremony. My knees were shaking, I was so excited. Then once we arrived in the beautiful reception hall and that band was playing, the rest was history."
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Photo: Courtesy of Charlotte Jenks Lewis.
How about the reception?
TP: "Post ceremony, we took a group picture in front of the church, and then Robbie and I snuck away to the street to get some priceless NYC wedding pictures. We then enjoyed our outdoor cocktail party with live music by our quartet made up of New York City Ballet orchestra members.

I will never forget the way the Refectory room looked when we first walked in. The long tables, the beautiful chandeliers amidst the dark wood, and the unbelievable flowers. It was seriously a dream come true! Our band, the Dane Wright Band, was an absolute hit and we literally danced the entire night away. In fact, I only remember sitting down for the our father's and sister's speeches.

We then continued to celebrate a few blocks away at a place called The Willow, and I can honestly say that the entire wedding day was like one big party that I wish I could relive over and over again! The best day of my life."
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Photo: Courtesy of Charlotte Jenks Lewis.
Did you set out with a specific vibe you wanted?
TP: "Honestly, we just wanted to have a classy and somewhat traditional wedding with beautiful decor. It all started with the simplicity and elegance of our invitations and wanted to carry that vibe throughout the wedding. We couldn't have done it without Darcy Miller and Martha Stewart Weddings!"

RF: "Classic, a touch of the classicism that we encounter being dancers with the NYC Ballet, mixed with a fun, young vibe of people in their 20s living in NY."
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Photo: Courtesy of Charlotte Jenks Lewis.
What was the most surprising moment of the day?
TP: "The most surprising moment of the day was when Mark Zunino, the designer of my beautiful wedding dress, knocked on my door to get me into my dress and make sure everything was perfect. A huge thank you to Kleinfelds for making it possible for me to have a dress that was beyond anything I could have imagined."

RF: "Mid-way through the reception, my friend Daniel Rowan put on a suit I had custom-made while I was in Hong Kong. Needless to say, it's the ugliest suit and has become somewhat infamous. It's a safari suit — short sleeves and shorts in post-office light blue. It's so ugly. A few days before I asked him to wear it and he was totally game. When he ran on the dance floor with it on — WE DIED!"
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Photo: Courtesy of Charlotte Jenks Lewis.
Would you have done anything differently?
TP: "I can honestly say absolutely nothing!"

RF: "Nothing!"

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Photo: Courtesy of Charlotte Jenks Lewis.
Do have any advice for future brides and grooms?
TP: "Have fun throughout the whole process and remember you're planning a big party. "

RF: "Just remember to continue conversing with each other and helping one another out. When things get stressful, just remember you are throwing one big party for yourselves and to enjoy every moment of it."
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Photo: Courtesy of Charlotte Jenks Lewis.
How would you describe each other in three words?
TP: "My Prince Charming."

RF: "Loyal, fierce, beautiful."
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Photo: Courtesy of Martha Stewart Weddings.
Read the rest of their story in the 20th anniversary Martha Stewart Weddings issue on stands today.

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