Massive dance-number wedding entrance

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  1. Dealio says:

    If this couple should ever divorce, the world will tear assunder.

  2. Anonymous says:

    So now that this is a full-bore Internet sensation (with old media co-option)…

    Buyer’s remorse, anyone?

  3. Anonymous says:

    I was really enjoying this, until it hit me that this may be a particularly devious piece of viral marketing.

  4. slump says:

    If they do get divorced I hope it’s at least as fantastic.

  5. Ocker3 says:

    I’m glad the groom remembered that hands in pockets is a Bad look in a suit w/ jacket at the altar. That was a Damn lot of fun, Very memorable, who’s going to forget that wedding anytime soon?

  6. TEKNA2007 says:

    Marriage is way over rated folks.

    It’s what you make it. And this is making it.

  7. Anonymous says:

    What kind of self-respecting church would allow such blasphemy to occur?

    I’m referring to letting white people try and get down, of course…

  8. Antinous / Moderator says:

    It appears that no gay men were involved in choosing outfits for the wedding party. What’s the antonym to metrosexual?

  9. aldasin says:

    White people flailing around like wounded elephants to the auto-tuned micturations of a girlfriend beater?
    Jesus titty-fucking christ, you people are easily amused.

  10. Lea A Franco says:

    Where the Hell is Matt Gets Married. Love it.
    Maybe if I’d married a man who was like this and ignored parents who’d have hated the idea, I’d still be married.
    If there’s a next time-oh HELL YEAH.

  11. 13strong says:

    Whee!

    That was awesome.

    Wouldn’t be my choice of song, dance, outfits or venue, but the best weddings are the ones that the bride and groom make their own.

  12. Takuan says:

    the worst wedding I ever attended was a relative’s friend’s fundamentalist affair. Too long, droning service about the need for the wife to be body servant and slave to her master, appalling “food” afterwards and a general tone more suited to a funeral. Years later she contacted us through a Facebook account. She was finally in a women’s shelter now that the children were grown.
    Pardon me, I have to go find a priest to spit on.

  13. 13strong says:

    At my friend Holly’s wedding, she and her husband did a swing dance to “I’m Just a Gigolo” for their first dance.

    Such behaviour should be encouraged.

  14. Takuan says:

    jealous

  15. W. James Au says:

    By contrast, dancing at the wedding reception afterward consisted of somber, single file marching to Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons”.

  16. Anonymous says:

    #38 – very good point. You are totally right.

  17. Anonymous says:

    @25 anonymous – Nailed it!

  18. doggo says:

    @#72 Amen! Amen!

    Why all you haters gots to be hatin’?

    Jesus-H.-Christ-wearin’-a-John-Deere-hat-n’-eatin’-a-chicken-fried steak-in-a-truck-stop, that was teh awesome!

  19. JayByrd says:

    That was the happiest-looking bride I’ve ever seen!
    The shades on everyone were a nice touch, too.

  20. Mazoola says:

    I love it – even though the technical support somatotype is one not particularly flattered by inappropriate anamorphic encoding…

  21. Anonymous says:

    i theorize, couples that can create an atmosphere truly representative of them as a couple for their wedding have a good chance at succeeding in the long run!
    looking back at my ceremony, it is no wonder my marriage was short lived!

  22. Takuan says:

    even fat people are allowed to be happy.

  23. Anonymous says:

    God help us all. On an ironic note, the song playing is by Chris Brown, who plead guilty to domestic violence on his GF Rhianna. Not a good sign for the couple.

  24. Ratdog says:

    Something is particularly bizarre about this video, I just can’t put my finger on it.

  25. Ernunnos says:

    Wonderful.

  26. toyg says:

    Three cheers for the church that allowed such display of joy to happen. We need more of that.

    Looks like a woman was officiating, which is also nice (and rules out this being a Catholic affair — no surprise there).

  27. Ratdog says:

    On another note, has anyone tried to speed this up and add yackety sax to it yet?

  28. Takuan says:

    gone viral

  29. Beedie says:

    This is a celebration of joy, and that’s as it should be. Good for them.

  30. teleny says:

    Beats the heck out of my wedding processional (which was considered too cool for New Haven):
    Me, Balenciaga gown, calla lillies. (Alternative: pearl grey handloomed gown with gold threads, very Galadriel…with field flowers and wheat ears.)
    He: Morning clothes. (Morning wedding, more fun)

    Girls: rainbow colors.
    Boys: Morning clothes.

    Music: Diamond Head by Phil Manzanera.

    That was the dealbreaker.

  31. Anonymous says:

    Truly wonderful! If more people would just let themselves enjoy the little things in life…..it would be such a better place! KUDOS to the bride and groom and all the friends that made their day!

    It was such a joy to watch I had to show everyone I know!

  32. wrybread says:

    Awesome!

    And very predictable to see so many people quipping the “white people shouldn’t dance” crap. Enough already. When did dancing become such an invitation to be judgemental? I say dancing is like surfing: the best dancer is the one having the most fun. And these people are having a blast.

    Best video I’ve seen in ages. And in light of all the grumps, it also took a lot of courage, so even more power to them.

  33. Anonymous says:

    That was beautiful. Also #11 FTW.

  34. jaytkay says:

    I laughed, I cried. +1 for earnestness.

  35. tsm_sf says:

    Wow, talk about a “do I like to see people happy” litmus test.

  36. InsertFingerHere says:

    Great, now every Bridezilla is going to want this for her special day. Say the gdamn vows, eat the chicken then f*ck. You don’t have to make it a Broadway production… showoffs.

  37. Tavie says:

    I’m with @14 Anonymous & @36 JayTKay
    I cried and laughed. This is one of the happiest things I’ve ever seen. Really loved this.

    Was in a down mood and this cheered me up. Thanks, The Boing.

  38. Anonymous says:

    Hehe. Well that made my day.

  39. Big Ed Dunkel says:

    I like this vid. I hope she has her next wedding like that.

  40. Anonymous says:

    Wow, I never knew so many of my fellow Boing Boing readers were such cynical jerks! Leave the ill-wishes behind, this thing made me cry with joy!

  41. Anonymous says:

    I want five unicorn chasers.

  42. Anonymous says:

    This was so beautiful. Reminds me so much of a North Indian-style wedding, except for the Matrix interlude. Gotta love those Lutherans!

  43. Anonymous says:

    you all are a bunch of pessimists. That was easily the most wonderful, beautiful thing I’ve seen in a LONG time. I actually shed a tear. Hell, I didn’t even do that at my wedding. These folks are the epitomy of awesome.

  44. Mary Robinette Kowal says:

    What I love is seeing people who clearly don’t normally dance but agreed to participate in this anyway. That’s friendship.

  45. Fee says:

    If you can get friends who don’t dance, to dance down the aisle for your wedding, then you’re a lucky and loved person.

    Watching people who aren’t performing perfectly, or perfectly proportioned, working in harmony is a breath of fresh air. People aren’t perfect. People vary in their ability to dance, hold a tune, keep time. I think we have allowed the professionals to intimidate us into believing that you have to be extremely good to do this in public. But as any fule nos, you don’t have to be good at dancing to enjoy doing it.

    I love the video, I love the idea, and yes, cried too. The collaboration speaks to me in a way that perfect people and perfect dancing could never do.

  46. Anonymous says:

    This is the best video I have ever watched. I have watched it 20 times. It makes me dance.

  47. franko says:

    and straight people wonder why we gay folk want in on all the fun of getting married…!

  48. SednaBoo says:

    Isn’t the choice of a Chris Brown song a little inauspicious for a wedding?

  49. PaulR says:

    Happy Mutants indeed!

    All the best, J and K Kheinz!

  50. Marchhare says:

    Ratdog @54 FTW

  51. Anonymous says:

    That may be the strongest proof that straight people should be banned from marrying, and that white people should never, ever dance.

  52. Fett101 says:

    And people claim that gays are going to ruin marraige…

  53. MrWednesday says:

    Thank you. This made me happy.

  54. Anonymous says:

    Why didn’t the woman who officiated at the wedding also participate in the ‘white bread’ dance entertainment? I hope she didn’t stupidly wait until the Reception!

  55. Anonymous says:

    Wow, so they figured out how to make wedding even more horrible than they already were… brootalz

  56. Anonymous says:

    This certainly makes my own wedding look pretty pathetic.

  57. Anonymous says:

    AWESOME IDEA! GREAT DANCE MUSIC! WHO’S IT BY?

  58. grom says:

    Sorry I’m so late to the comments on this one but Google have an interesting post up about this dance video here.
    Basically Google say that this video has been such a hit that it’s caused the original song to go higher up the charts than when it was first released a year ago and that the Click-thru and Click-to-view rates have allowed them to monetize this viral.

  59. Anonymous says:

    @53 posted by TOYG-

    I don’t recognize the church (not that I’ve been inside very many churches around St. Paul even after living here for over 30 years), but I have just forwarded this article to Dan Kelly who runs the Bulletin Board Column in the ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS, and this will be the talk of the town in the next few days. I also sent it to our station 107.1 because they’re cool, and should also run with this.

  60. tmelei says:

    Seriously awesome! I wish I’d thought of that at my wedding! Our first dance was the limbo. :)

  61. Anonymous says:

    That was SO. MUCH. FUN! Sorry for those of you who feel you have to be black, or gay, or beautiful, or [fill in the blank] for permission to have fun. Doesn’t all that judgment give you a stomach ache?

  62. NidSquid says:

    That was happy happy wonderful.

  63. Anonymous says:

    you made me laugh (again)! what a great idea! :)) congratulations to Boing Boing!

  64. holtt says:

    Benny Lava would approve!

  65. Anonymous says:

    It’s true that most things are subjective, but if you don’t think that video is wonderful and awesome then you’re wrong. period.

  66. Anonymous says:

    Uh. Chewing gum theme for a wedding… suspicious.

  67. Blaatann says:

    Three cheers for lovely humans everywhere! I am torn between massive projected embarrassment (I get embarrassed easily, no fun) and the shear happiness these people project. Awesome!

  68. Teapunk says:

    Now that’s a wonderful thing. If I’m marrying the husband again, I want these guys to perform.
    And Jeffster.

  69. kpkpkp says:

    That must have been a marathon rehearsal!

  70. Takuan says:

    now THAT is what a wedding is supposed to be!
    Pity about the brown suits but straights everywhere should say thanks for what gay sensibilities can bring to what should be a joyous process and event.

  71. Jack Daniel says:

    My Big Fat Hipster Wedding: The High School Musical…AWESOME!

  72. Daemon says:

    I prefer watching my best friend going down the aisle to the Imperial March, but this was awesome.

    Watching the wedding party apparently disolve into matrix bullet-time was amusing.

  73. Baldhead says:

    Treating a wedding like it’s a happy occasion.. what an idea.

  74. Mojave says:

    Meh….I’ll give it 8 months. Marriage is way over rated folks.

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