Wedding Date: 14th August 2010
Location: Church wedding at St James' in Poole Quay and reception followed at Hotel Miramar in Bournemouth, Dorset (UK).
Our names: Miss Charlotte McGuiness (now Mrs Fitzgerald)
Mr James Fitzgerald
It took me three years in total to plan my wedding and I knew all along that I wanted to attempt a wedding dance to surprise our guests in the evening. The one problem was that James and I both have two left feet when it comes to dancing and neither of us are choreographers in any shape or form! So I had my work cut out for me. We chose the music tracks together and then James edited them into one track. I spent ages trawling YouTube for ideas on routines and impressive moves. I was so impressed with the effort some couples go to! James and I both work shift work so didn't have much time to plan and practice the routine, so time was against us. I also knew the design of my dress and shoe height was also going to restrict the moves and wipe out any chance of lifts/ swings. I eventually put a short routine together using lots of ideas from the net, and ideas of my own. I began teaching James the moves and after 3 weeks we had it looking moderately good!
Doing your own wedding dance routine appears not to be very common in the UK. I think the trend is picking up, but of the 100 or so guests at our wedding, the majority had never seen or heard of anyone else doing a dance routine at their wedding; they thought it was an American trend!
Unfortunately I was ill the week before the wedding and so could not practice the dance once. I was terrified of forgetting the moves when it came to the evening, but I just had to go for it and hope I remembered it all. For people who cannot dance or have no experience of dancing, the routine feels like your about to put on a 3hr show! Luckily it went to plan and I even kept my veil on! Our guests absolutely loved it and so did we!
Mr & Mrs McPhillips got married on the 09/18/2010 in Bradford-On-Avon,Wiltshire, England.
The dance was choreographed by themselves and was a complete surprise to everyone at their wedding. They surprised everyone with their amazing first dance.
A well choreographed wedding dance that starts out with the Bride and her Father dancing to "My Girl" by the Temptations and then goes into "A Chorus Line" dance to the song One. The dancing continues with the Bride and Groom, then the Bridal Party joins in along with the parents of the couple.
This dance was choreographed by Erin Condon (Mottet) and features her father, Bill, her husband Travis, their entire wedding party from Arizona, California, Colorado, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as Jack and DeeDee (Travis' parents) and Karen (Erin's mom). The first time everyone rehearsed as a group was the day before.
Wedding Date: 10/16/10
Couple's Names: Travis Mottet & Erin Condon
Forget the traditional wedding dance, many brides and grooms are picking up the tempo for the first dance and are turning many heads a long the way. Surprise and Wild wedding dances seem to be the new trend at weddings. This video takes a look at the new wedding dance trend.