I’m of two minds where wedding performances are concerned. As fun as they can be, some of the skits friends and family decide to put on are atrocious and leave everyone feeling just a little embarrassed. Today’s example, which to me via Julie, is one of the better wedding dance numbers I’ve seen. Compare their take on OK Go‘s A Million Ways to the original.
Think you can dance? Being a nearly lifelong dancer myself, I’d recommend you pick up a tome along the lines of Dance Composition Basics: Capturing the Choreographer’s Craft. Your wedding reception choreography will be original and rock the socks of all who witness it.
In other news, good luck walking down the aisle with daddy if you’re dreaming of tying the knot in a Lutheran Church in Stockholm.
Some pastors are refusing to allow the practice they say is sexist, a pastor said on Friday.
“In Sweden we have worked hard in many different ways to eliminate everything that is unequal,” a Lutheran Church vicar in the Stockholm region, Yvonne Hallin, told AFP.
She said she would not allow the custom in her parish, and noted that Stockholm’s bishop issued a recommendation in 2003 that pastors discourage it.
Sure, many people find the custom sexist or even icky, but I don’t necessarily see that as a reason to ban it altogether. Those who feel it’s offensive likely won’t incorporate it into their wedding ceremonies. Those who still think it’s sweet should march proudly down the aisle arm in arm, if their particular faith allows for that sort of thing.
It should be noted, however, that dad walking the bride down the aisle is primarily an anglo-saxon tradition and was apparently not part of the Swedish wedding ceremony until it was popularized there by US television programs. The bishop’s 2003 recommendation was based on the notion that a church wedding service should be strictly religious and should not incorporate modern, secular practices like aisle walking.