The Time of Their Lives

This is legitimately the most epic first dance by a couple at their wedding that I have ever seen. IT IS AMAZING. Newly-married husbands Noah and PJ surprised the delighted and very enthusiastic guests at their reception with an elaborate number that must have taken so much practice!

(The fact that they could even get through the rehearsals and look like they're still having so much fun together on their wedding day bodes well for their marriage, lol.)

Congratulations, Noah and PJ! And thank you for sharing your joyful dance with the world!

Video Description: Two young thin men who both appear to be white and are wearing wedding suits are standing in the middle of a dance floor under a brightly lint tent at night. Wedding guests stand near the edge of the dance floor; a DJ booth is off to one side.

As the music begins, they are holding each other close and slowly swaying, gazing into each other's eyes and talking and smiling. The song playing is Morgana King's "It's a Quiet Thing." Suddenly, the audio crackles and cuts out. They look over at the DJ, feigning confusion and annoyance, as the crowd makes disappointed sounds.

Suddenly "Conga" by Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine comes on. As the crowd laughs and cheers, Noah and PJ begin doing the conga! And not like the shitty, awkward conga that most of us would do, but a FUCKING CONGA! The crowd screams with delight. So many spins! They are conga-ing their butts off!

The music suddenly switches to "Gonna Make You Sweat" by C+C Music Factory. They stop and remove their jackets, tossing them off the dance floor, while the crowd goes wild. Then they break into all the '90s dances you could ever want: The Hammer shimmy, the running man, the sprinkler — and a little modern backpack kid dancing for good measure.

Then we get just a moment of Madonna's "Vogue," to which they vogue as the crowd cheers, before quickly moving on to "Get Down Tonight" by KC and the Sunshine Band. They pop their collars and now it's disco time, baby! A little electric slide, a little Saturday Night Travolta, lots of hip wiggling.

Then the collars go back down and the classic black, white-tipped canes come out for "Puttin' on the Ritz" from Young Frankenstein: The Musical. It's a throwback tap routine, with all the fast and fancy footwork, performed with Broadway flair. They end with their canes in the air, and the crowd roars, imagining that was the big finish. BUT IT'S NOT.

"(I've Had) The Time of My Life" from Dirty Dancing, by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes, begins to quietly play. The canes go off to the sides, and then they meet back together in the middle of the dance floor, where they begin with the choreography from the finale of the film to cheers and applause. It's a perfect recreation of the scene, even down to Jennifer Grey's flirty kick and waggly arms in the air.

They come together for a kiss, then back up to opposite corners of the dance floor, and then OMG IT'S THE LIFT!!! THEY'RE DOING THE LIFT!!!

screenshot from the video of the lift, with one man holding the other high over his head in the middle of the dance floor
It's a triumph!

The crowd hollers, and they share a big old romantic smooch, then wave everyone onto the dance floor to join them. ♥ ♥ ♥

[H/T to Andy.]

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