Pole Dancing Bridesmaids Wow Internet With Spectacular Wedding Photo

Footage of a pair of pole dancing bridesmaids posing with the bride for a wedding photo with a difference has got people talking online.

A video of the spectacular photoshoot was shared to TikTok by one of the bridesmaids, Zoe, who posted the clip to her account zo.and.arrow. Watch it here.


When your pole wifey gets married 😍 climbing the pole in a long bridesmaid dress was not easy 🤣 #poletok #wedding #poledancerwedding

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In the video, Zoe and another woman can be seen climbing the pole with the bride positioned at the bottom. "Climbing the pole in a long bridesmaid dress was not easy," Zoe writes alongside the clip.

It may not have been easy, but their efforts have not gone unnoticed, with the footage racking up 5.6 million views in the space of a few short days.

Though some may be bound by tradition when it comes to their nuptials, New York City wedding planner Marcy Blum believes the key to a successful day is staying "authentic." Blum told Vogue: "There's no substitute for a wedding that truly evokes the bride and groom as a couple."

"If you love chocolate or molecular gastronomy, hip-hop, or Scotch, by all means, incorporate them," she said. "Just don't do it because your friends had it at their wedding, or you saw it on a list of clever wedding ideas."

In this instance, the bride's passion for pole dancing was channeled into their big day, with the results earning plenty of plaudits on social media.

A pair of bridesmaids pole dancing.
Stock images of two women pole dancing - a video showing a pair of bridesmaids pole dancing alongside the bride is proving very popular. Karisssa/Getty

As the text accompanying the video indicates, the woman Zoe served as a bridesmaid for is an avid pole dancer herself and regularly posted to Instagram as pd.katt. The pair are evidently close too, often referring to one another as their "pole wifey."

Zoe is based in the U.K. where, much like the U.S., pole dancing has quickly emerged as a popular activity for people looking to stay fit and socialize. YouGov data places it as the U.K.'s 43rd most popular physical activity, just behind cricket and marathon running.

In that sense, this form of activity has gone some way to shake off the previous associations it had with the seedier side of nightlife activity.

Even so, it's not something you would necessarily associate with a wedding. However, if the reaction to Zoe's video online is anything to go by that might not be the case for long.

"That's brilliant," Skyorkie said. "I may steal the idea for my own wedding." Karina Ferry concurred: "what a great idea looks amazing."

Aisharameswari tagged a friend in the video, writing: "we should soo do this," while Kat Core concluded: "I need pole dance friends."

Elsewhere _demisha was just impressed that they pulled it off in their wedding attire.
"I can't imagine the climb in a dress," they said. "But the result is amazing!!"

Newsweek has reached out to Zo.and.arrow and pd.katt for comment.

Update 9/16/22 7:25 a.m. ET: This story has been updated with a new photo.