[VIDEO] One-in-a-million wedding dance! Father and Daughter duo shake a leg to favorite beats
Father-daughter performances at weddings are a sure hit—this Utah bride and her father surprised all of their 400 guests at her wedding reception—instead of the traditional father-daughter dance, they opted to do something very different!
Mikayla Ellison Phillips, 25, was an October bride and looked forward to her father-daughter dance. She and her dad, Nathan Ellison, whooped it up at her wedding near Provo, Utah—an experience that no guest will ever forget!
The awesome duo performed a four-minute dance mash-up that started with a slow dance to the song “Butterfly Kisses” and quickly transitioned into a fast-paced parody featuring songs like M.C. Hammer’s “U Can’t Touch This” and NSYNC’s “Bye Bye Bye”. They even added some Indian “Bhangra” to the medley!
“I’m the oldest and the only girl so that was my dad’s only chance to do something like this,”, Phillips told ABC News. “He for years has talked about doing that and he finally convinced me.”
A trained dancer, Phillips met her husband at the International Folk Dance Ensemble at Brigham Young University. They were dance partners and eventually will become life partners as well.
“I’ve danced my whole life but my dad hasn’t,” Phillips said about Ellison, her father, who works in sales and computer technology.
Philips and Ellison practiced for only about a week before the big day. Cody, Philips’ then to-be husband mashed up the record with songs that were significant to the father-daughter duo.
“Every night [in the week] prior to the wedding we’d run through it a few times,
“I think since we’d talked about it for years that it was pretty easy for it to come together,
She was very happy to have finally made her father’s dream come true.