This Wedding Dance was performed in Baylis House, Slough, London on 03/09/15 at the Mehndi ceremony of Zoya (the bride), and Asad (the groom), a traditional pre-wedding event at Asian, particularly Pakistani weddings. The dance was performed by the bride's friends, many of whom are doctors and medical students and had to travel and set time aside to rehearse for this, often over video streams, to make the bride and groom's day that much more special.
The dance is a dramatized, Bollywood-themed re-enactment of how the bride and groom met and fell in love. There was also a dance by the groom's side which is not in the public domain but safe to say the bride's side won the dance-off.
Lee and Tami met on Myspace back in 2007 and eventually started dating. The dance idea was a mutual thing. They're both big fans of My Morning Jacket, and being a fan of Pulp Fiction, they wanted to throw in Kool and the Gang's "Jungle Boogie".
Cecilia and Lee were married on the 6th of April 2012. Dance was choreographed by Lee's sister Jolene.
Cecilia and I first met when she was dating a friend of mine, about a year later we met again at a nightclub where my best friend tried to pick her up, and thankfully nothing seem to happen between the two. About another year passed and our paths crossed again as we coincidentally worked at the same retail store. We started talking again and have been together ever since and were married about 5 years later.
I had wanted to do a big spectacle dance, but almost let the idea go as we knew it would be quite difficult to organize so many people to practice and do the dance, but then having dinner with two (of the 14) in the wedding party we were inspired by the party rock anthem dance to commit to doing it. We learned the Party Rock dance from a tutorial on YouTube and the rest was choreographed by my sister Jolene who is a dance. We all practiced at her house until we were ready for the big day.
Couple: Caroline and Andy
We met 22 years ago during our first weeks at university and have always been close friends but it took until last year for us to get together. The wedding took place in The Cotswolds in the UK and our university friends were all there to share it with us. It was Caroline's idea for the dance which we choreographed together during the weeks leading up to the wedding. Everybody thinks Caroline had to get Andy to do it but he didn't need any persuasion at all! We had a brilliant time both rehearsing and on the day, and ended up doing the dance twice.
Veronica and Matthew got married on June 02, 2012 at the Industry Hills Expo Center in Industry, Hills CA.
We met at Calvary Chapel Santa Fe Springs…our home church. We both shared mutual friends and often saw each other while serving and attending church. All it took was for Veronica to go out of her way and say “hello” to me one Sunday after church. I will never forget the sparkle in my eye that day. We started to exchange messages on Facebook messages back and forth and then started to date each other a few weeks later. After much prayer on both of our parts, we heard the Lord's voice clear that He had prepared us for each other!
The proposal happened in New York City on top of the Rockefeller Center building! It was a beautiful night. We had an AMAZING view of New York City from 70 stories high. The proposal happened on October 11, 2011 just before midnight. I waited until the entire observation deck cleared out prior to dropping to one knee. We had just finished reading the Bible and doing our daily devotion on a nearby bench. I asked Veronica to join me to pray at the edge of the observation deck, overlooking NYC’s breathtaking view. Afterward, I began to express to Veronica what she and her daughters’ meant to me. (Veronica was widowed with two daughters from her deceased husband. Nevaeh is 7 and Zoe is 3, I am in the process of legally adopting both of them! J) How grateful to the Lord I was for them. Veronica seemed somewhat confused as to why I was getting all mushy and emotional. Especially, since the security guard on duty was pressuring us to leave. It was closing time. Veronica was still somewhat confused, but she did her best to stay focused. I then got down on one knee. I think Veronica was literally in shock! She was so caught off guard that after she said, YES, she threw my arms around me and wouldn’t let go. I don’t think I have ever been hugged so tightly in my life. I had to pry her off of me. At the end of the night, in New York City, 70 stories up, on top of the Rock, it was just the two of us. Well…there was also a security guard and two of our friends. Nevertheless, it was extremely intimate and very romantic! Unquestionably, a night the two of us will never forget! http://www.mandv.gettingmarried.us/Engagement_Slideshow.htm
The video Idea...
The big group entrance and dance was my idea! I always knew that I wanted to a big wedding party dance and Veronica was totally on board. As we asked our family and friends to be apart of our wedding party, we let them know about the dance and the commitment we were going to need from them. There were a few people that the commitment of practicing with a choreographer would be too much for them and decided not to be part of the wedding party. We totally understood their decisions as we knew what we wanted and didn't want it to be a burden to anyone. We had so much fun practicing; it united our entire wedding party. Also, we had my friend, Chris Dupre, who is one of the best choreographers in the business as our choreographer. He was so patient with all of us and he made it so much fun!!!
Couple - Travis and Megan Smyth
Married on Saturday July 14th, in Ottawa
Meg and I met here in Ottawa just over three years ago. I am a Captain in the RCAF and she is a high school teacher. It was Meg who came up with the idea to do a dance, and she put me through the routine for about 30 minutes a night for a couple weeks leading up to the wedding. Our wedding was held at St. Patrick's Basilica in Ottawa, while our reception (and dance) took place at the Chief Warrant's and Sergeants Mess in downtown Ottawa.