Epic Father-Daughter Wedding Dance Goes Viral - 'Everything Is Perfect'

A newlywed bride and her father stole the show during her wedding reception with an elaborate dance routine that has been racking up millions of views online.

The father of the bride faces any number of challenges on his daughter's wedding day, from walking her down the aisle to delivering an emotional speech. In some instances, the bride's parents are even footing the bill for the whole day itself.

However, one dedicated dad went even further in his efforts, if a video posted to TikTok by the bride's sister is to be believed. The first part can be viewed here.

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The clip, which has racked up 3.2 million views, was shared by aliyah.456, who wrote alongside the footage: "My sister had the best wedding this year."

In the video, everything seems to be going according to plan with the pair sweetly swaying along to the Luther Vandross song "Dance with My Father." However, things begin to go awry when the track starts skipping. For a moment it appears as though the dance was about to be ruined.

However, it soon becomes apparent that this was all part of the plan, with the music suddenly switching to MC Hammer's "You Can't Touch This." Lining up alongside each other, the video shows the father of the bride taking off his wedding jacket to show that he means business as the real dancing commences.

After a few seconds of MC Hammer, the music segues into the Rednex hit "Cotton Eye Joe" with the pair linking arms for a mini hoedown of their own. From there it's on to Sir Mix-a-lot's "Baby Got Back" and some interesting gyration of the hips from the father of the bride and even an attempt at twerking.

Eventually the track transitions into Haddawaty's "What Is Love?" with the pair recreating the head-bopping dance moves made famous by Chris Kattan and Will Ferrell on Saturday Night Live in the 1990s.

At this point, the dance takes another interesting turn with the mother of the bride entering the fray to Shakira's "My Hips Don't Lie" with her husband. She's soon turfed out by the bride though before the music switches to the Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes song "Time of My Life."

For a brief moment it looks like the pair are going to recreate the famous leap from the movie Dirty Dancing, but it thankfully ends up being a fake out with the pair instead dancing to Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby" followed by an excellent recreation of the dance from Michael Jackson's "Beat It."

Out of nowhere, it's then on to LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem" with several members of the wedding party partaking in a neatly choreographed routine.

Then it's on to Salt N Pepa's "Push It" and NSYNC's "Bye, Bye, Bye" with the pair pulling off all the familiar moves along the way. This part of the video can be viewed here.

"Wow," the MC can be heard saying as the dance concludes with a round of applause - and he's not alone in that sentiment. All told, the father and daughter danced to no fewer than 12 different songs.

Lotte_Cline was in awe of pretty much everything she saw. "The dress, the hair, her. Everything is perfect," she wrote. Emilyloveslevi.com was similarly effusive, commenting: "aww this is so cute, love the dress."

"My dad is so not gonna do this," Axigrand joked while zuzeczeqq responded: "If my wedding won't be like that i would probably not come"

For others like Tia Louise, the clip was a source of sadness. "Wish my dad was alive so we could do this," they said. One of the most heartfelt responses came from Nichola Mitchell who wrote: "The bond your sister and dad have shines through this video."

Newsweek has contacted aliyah.456 for comment.

While the father of the bride plays an important role in proceedings during most weddings, attitudes are shifting in that regard.

A 2021 YouGov poll of 700 U.S. adults found just 64 percent felt a father or other male/family friend should give away the bride on her big day.

Meanwhile, 43 percent think it should no longer be up to the bride's family to pay for the wedding, while just 25 percent are in favor of maintaining that tradition.

A father daughter wedding dance.
A file photo of a father-daughter wedding dance - a bride and her dad have gone viral thanks to their impressively elaborate dance routine. Burke/Triolo Productions/Getty