Karina and Maksim Share Their Wedding Plans
Dancing With the Stars pros Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chermkovskiy are charging full speed ahead with their wedding plans, and it sounds like Maksim is getting his way with things.
Smirnoff tells OK! Magazine that, while she's been charged with making the arrangements, she's following Chermkovskiy's blueprint. "He's leaving it up to me to do it his way!" the professional hoofer notes.
And so far, it looks like that means a lavish affair, despite Smirnoff's preference for a more intimate ceremony.
"At the rate it's going, it will be huge," Smirnoff reveals. "I'd rather have a small party, but a huge honeymoon in Bora Bora." But, she adds, "I'm easy. If he wants a big wedding with a band, we'll do it."
Also creating the need for compromise are Smirnoff and Chermkovskiy's religious backgrounds. While both are half-Jewish, Smirnoff leans more toward Christianity. "I think we'd have a priest and a rabbi," Smirnoff offers.
Sounds like a lot of give-and-take, but Smirnoff isn't complaining. She's just happy to have found lasting love.
"I've had my share of frogs that I've had to kiss until I found my prince," she admits.
Hey—is that a dig at her former boyfriend Mario Lopez?