bride groom flash mobI wonder if 10, 20, 30+ years from now, we're going to look back at all of these wedding proposal and ceremony flash mobs the same way we now look back on embarrassing fads like the Tamagotchi, hacky sack, pet rocks, the Macarena, the Hustle? I feel like it's almost a guarantee!

Still, that isn't stopping lots of soon-to-be-weds and newlyweds from busting out their best moves along with a crowd of their nearest and dearest. Take English couple Gary and Tracy Richardson for example. They plotted with their officiant Kate Bottley to get everyone in St. Mary's and St. Martin's Church grooving to "Everybody Dance Now" and "Celebration" immediately following their first kiss as husband and wife. It sounds hokey, I know, but it actually turned out to be genuinely adorable.

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As a recent bride, I have to wonder why my husband and I didn't think of this! Then again, it's not as easy as it looks. The couple rehearsed the dance routine along with 28 friends and family members in the weeks leading up to the ceremony. But it certainly paid off. Tracy said:

Now we see how well it worked and how the ­congregation got ­involved, we were obviously right. We’ve been watching it and laughing so much. There’s a tall guy at the back from work who is in IT called Big Dave and it takes him a lot to get going, but even he starts to move.

Ha, so cute. What a way to set the tone for the rest of your Big Day -- and geeze, your entire marriage!

Do you wish you had done/could do something like this at your wedding or do you think flash mobs are overplayed?


Image via Gary Richardson/YouTube