There’s nothing quite as charming as the bride and groom taking to the dance floor for their first dance as a married couple. They’re looking their best, dressed in white, and gazing into each other’s eyes, while all the other eyes are gazing upon them. All the preparation, from the seating chart (keeping Uncle Roy away from Aunt Ellie), to picking the right hors d’oeurves (Cousin Ken is allergic to shellfish), the time has finally arrived when the newlyweds can relax and enjoy the moment.
If you took this opportunity to get to the bar as the lines are short because everyone has stopped to watch this conventional wedding party moment, you’d have missed the biggest surprise of the night.
That Super Special Moment
When Jamie Royak and Jimmy Johncock planned to tie the knot they didn’t want an ordinary wedding. They had a list of three simple things they wanted to accomplish on their wedding day (besides getting hitched): 1- everything to go smoothly, 2- party the night away with friends and family, and 3- surprise everyone with the most awesome first dance EVA!
Picking the Right Song
The Spruce recommends you “choose a song that you love and one that speaks to the relationship between the bride and groom.”
Jamie and Jimmy chose Brad Paisley’s super hit, “Then” for their first dance together. In 2009, the song became Paisley’s tenth consecutive Number One hit.
But when the mid-tempo ballad starts to skip the DJ kicks it up a notch with Michael Jackson’s up-tempo dance number, “The Way You Make Me Feel” and that’s when the party really lets loose.
The Dance Choreography
They must have practiced for days, as the wedding guests find out when the record changes and the bride kicks off her shoes.
The wedding party erupts in shock and awe as the two dance in step, pulling off some fun twists and turns that express the personalities of this fun-loving couple.
The Spruce suggests…
“Practice dancing to the song before the wedding. If either of you has little or no experience on the dance floor, take a lesson from a professional.”
The Spruce offers these tips on wedding dance etiquette:
“For the first dance, choose a song that you love and one that speaks to the relationship between the bride and groom.”
“Wear shoes that are comfortable for dancing. If you aren’t used to high heels, wear lower heels or flats.”
“If your wedding dress is long or has a train, bustle it so you don’t trip over it.”
Nothing quite as stunning as a man in uniform
Lieutenant Commander James D. Johncock, is stunning in his dress whites, he almost outshines his beautiful bride. This highly decorated soldier has to not only remember and execute these stellar dance moves but at the same time, he must make sure those medals don’t go flying off and landing in the punchbowl.
According to his biography, LCDR Johncock was recently appointed to Commanding Officer of the Navy’s Underwater Construction Team One.
Now check out these two on their special day. Their dance moves will surprise and delight you.
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