An Irish bride gave her husband a surprise when instead of sharing their first dance as a married couple she led the wedding party in a brilliant dance mashup.
Carl Warren and Debbie Peachey tied the knot at Loughshore Hotel in Carrickfergus in December after being together for 12 years.
However, although the loved-up couple know each other inside out, Debbie was able to keep one aspect of their wedding day a surprise for Carl.
Debbie explained: “Carl thought we were just about to have our first dance when my two maid of honours Sharon Peachey and Ann Martin took us off the floor and sat us on seats.
“I sat there and pretended I was as shocked and surprised as him, but for the last eight weeks before the wedding my sister’s dance school ‘Kirstie Ellis Dance’ had been getting us prepared for the big moment.
“So my wedding party, my sister, her kids and friends rehearsed in secret every Sunday night so we could surprise him.”
The dancers performed an impressive routine with choreographed moves to several favourite wedding anthems including Time of My Life – made famous by the iconic scene in Patrick Swayze’s Dirty Dancing, the tune of the 2014 summer, Bruno Mars’ Uptown Funk, as well as classics from Michael Jackson -Thriller, and Tina Turner – Proud Mary, and many more.
What a performance!
Debbie was keen to thank her sister and friends for making her wedding day extra special. She added: “I wanted the theme to be my sister and friend getting up with masks of myself and Carl pretending to be us doing our first dance for a laugh and that’s what we did, but he was not expecting it to turn into a flash mob or for me to get up dancing either.
“Anyone who knows me knows that I shy away from all this type of thing but I’m so overwhelmed and blessed with the time everyone gave up to practice, the fun they brought to the wedding and loved their energy, I’m truly thankful that they did this for me so I could surprise Carl.”
Congratulations to Carl and Debbie, and well done to all at the wedding party for making it such a great celebration.
To see the video, you need to visit the Kirstie Ellis DANCE Facebook page.