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Most Epic Wedding Dance Ever ~ Couple Takes on ‘Dirty Dancing’

By Hanssie on November 18th 2013

“Nobody puts Baby in the corner. “

Everyone, and I mean, everyone, knows that line from the 1987 hit movie, “Dirty Dancing.” And just as famous is Johnny and Baby’s (Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Gray’s) final dance set to the hit song, “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.” It’s probably one of my favorite movies growing up and this video totally made my day.

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A Wisconsin couple, Terra and Drake Otto, decided to recreate the iconic dance from the movie at their wedding reception. Terra loved the movie so much that she “broke the VHS tape” watching it,” she told the TODAY show. The couple pulled out all the stops, from dressing the part to bringing in their wedding party and of course, nailing “the lift” at the end. (Hello, RYAN GOSLING ~ Crazy, Stupid, Love)

The video, which has gone viral over the weekend, has had over 1.7 million views since it was uploaded a few weeks ago was filmed by Joe Pollock Films. Check it out below.

It almost made me want to get married again, just so I could re-create it. ALMOST.

What was the most memorable first dance you’ve shot as a photographer?

[via @Huffington Post/Youtube]



Hanssie is a Southern California-based writer and sometimes portrait and wedding photographer. In her free time, she homeschools, works out, rescues dogs and works in marketing for SLR Lounge. She also blogs about her adventures and about fitness when she’s not sick of writing so much. Check out her work and her blog at www.hanssie.com. Follow her on Instagram

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  1. Kevin

    Thanks for sharing SLR Lounge! This is amazing!

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    • Hanssie

      Right??! Makes me want to take lessons, you know, so I can just randomly whip out a routine in the middle of a party or restaurant someday.

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