A newly wed couple surprised their guests by performing their first dance to the popular children song Baby Shark. Video footage showing the couple, Lisa and Phil Weeks, as they took to the dance floor and performed the hilarious routine, has taken the internet by storm, garnering over half a million views!
The two-minute long video clip which was filmed by a wedding guest shows the loved-up couple going the extra mile to mime the actions of each shark in the song.
While most people would probably choose a much more romantic song for their first dance as a married couple, Lisa and Phil decided to go with ‘baby shark’ to keep the atmosphere light-hearted, after Phil’s terminally ill dad, William Weeks, had tragically passed away just a week before the wedding day.
William had been diagnosed with prostate cancer 6 years ago, but earlier this year, doctors informed them the cancer had spread to his bones. Realizing that he did not have much time left, William urged the couple of 16 years to marry.
Lisa explained, “We had four months to pull off the wedding. We held onto the hope that he would be able to hold on and see us get married. The wedding meant everything to William. When we would see him, he would be keeping a countdown and saying, ‘There’s only so many weeks left.’”
“It was devastating for us when he passed away the week before as we knew how much he wanted to see us marry. It did cross our minds to cancel it but Phil’s mum Carole said to do it for him. We hadn’t got a first dance song planned and didn’t want anything too emotional which would upset everyone.
The song had been in our heads all week as we’d seen it online loads. I’d been singing it at work and one of the girls from the gym tagged me in a video with the comment, ‘That’s that bloody song you’ve been singing.’ I rang the DJ up the night before the wedding and asked if we could have it as our first dance. He didn’t know what it was and had to Google it. When he realised what it was he said, ‘You two are nuts.'” She added.
In the video, Lisa and Phil have wide smiles on their faces as they break into dance and soon their guests are seen joining in on the fun. “When it came to the first dance I said, ‘Phil, are you ready?’ He looked at me as if to say, ‘Are you messing?’ I kept it together on the day but during the evening reception I had a good cry. It was a very emotional day but we tried to make it as happy as possible.” Lisa said.