Straight from the Austin wedding video of Whitney and Geoff, enjoy this special clip.
In recent years, it has become quite popular to among couples to fake out the crowd by starting their first dance or their father daughter dance with a more traditionally paced tune, then transitioning into something more saucy to the surprise of the wedding guests.
The first few times this made its way to Youtube, the videos went viral. But since then, one has to ask one's self, if one wants to shock their family and friends without going too overboard, how can they do it without imitating someone else? With the prevalence of wedding video online, their friends are certain to recall similar shenanigans and label their latest exploits as a rerun.
Whitney and Geoff obviously thought things through, and in keeping with their unique wedding style, they made a new spin on an old (in internet years) tradition.
So their challenge is not unlike anyone planning their wedding. How do you make an event all your own when there is truly nothing new under the sun? How do you make your event memorable without being labeled as an imitator?
As with all great wedding videos, it all comes down to story. Start with your story, and let the style and the surprises flow from there.
In Geoff's case, begin with a toast from a groomsman, introducing a real, specific occurrence from days of yore, and then bridge that into the funny wedding tradition.
It's more about the journey, not so much the destination.
At your wedding, how did you put your own spin on something that may be familiar from other events, making it memorable in your own way? Let us know in the comments below.