Weddings are normally pretty staid events, especially when held in a church, and especially where the wedding procession is concerned: The groom waits alone at the altar watching as the flower girl and ring bearer, then the bridesmaids/groomsmen, then the maid-of-honor and the best man, and finally, the bride, march down the aisle to, usually, classical music.
Then you have J and K, who decided to have their wedding party recreate the hysterical comedy act about the Evolution of Dance. I couldn’t stop smiling when I saw it, thinking, “How much fun!” But then, galloping on the heels of that thought was this: That’s something that wouldn’t be allowed in most worship spaces. In Catholicism, it would be eschewed as not serious or spiritual enough, as though God doesn’t like to dance. Most Lutheran and Episcopal congregations would agree, as would Orthodox and Conservative Judaism and all of Islam and fundamental Christian sects. (I’m betting that J and K got married by a Methodist minister.)
But why wouldn’t it be allowed? Who are we worried about offending? Certainly not God. There’s a long list of what really bugs the Almighty, I think, including murder, needless war, greed, cheating, lying, stealing, talking smack. But dancing your way into your wedding? I don’t think so. The video is great, and linked below – a great way to begin your weekend. And if you don’t know about the Evolution of Dance – which is really why the wedding video is so funny – check it out here.