Thursday, February 22, 2007

Dirty Dancing Wedding

A British couple have become a web hit after posting film of their wedding on video-sharing website YouTube.

Julia Boggio and James Derbyshire decided to make their big day that little bit different and swapped the traditional first wedding dance for the iconic Dirty Dancing routine.

The couple were so pleased with the result they posted the dance online so that relatives in the US could see it. But the footage of them dancing to the tune of (I've Had) The Time of My Life has attracted more than 120,000 hits.

32-year-old Julia persuaded her fiance James, 33, to spend six months taking secret lessons to perfect the routine, performed in the 1987 movie by Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey.

Julia and her film-maker husband performed the number at their wedding reception at Fonmon Castle, in Barry, South Wales.

And while they did most of it on their own - they even got their guests involved in the infamous lift part of the routine.

Mr Derbyshire said he was "horrified" when first approached about the idea: "I really am such a bad dancer. It was the last thing I wanted to do on my wedding day. Just think about all the other things you've got to do."

For a time the clip was one of the most 40-viewed pieces of footage on the video-sharing website, YouTube.

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