A couple surprised by a flash mob during a wedding on video: “I love the dedication”
A “man of honor” surprised a couple on their wedding day with a flash mob to ABBA’s “Dancing Queen,” which has since gone viral on TikTok.
“I was her bridesmaid, this was my ‘speech’,” read the text on Tyler Conroy’s video, which was shared to his @tyvid5 account and viewed over a million times. ‘Flash mobbed my ex girlfriend’s wedding to a'[Mamma] Mia!‘ moment.”
Giving a speech at a wedding takes planning and thought.
Public speaking experts have provided insight into how to deliver a successful wedding speech in an article published by Bridal Magazine.
Rehearsing the speech will make the speaker feel and sound more prepared, says author and professional speaker Barry Maher. After much practice, the speaker can remember the main points of the speech and maintain eye contact with the crowd.
True-to-them speakers also tend to deliver loud speeches.
“I’ve noticed that keeping it short and sweet, sincere and warm, and coming across as genuine and focused on the couple is something we’re all capable of and that generates some really wonderful moments,” Matt Daley, co-founder of Simply Eloped , told the publication.
In Conroy’s video, the group, which even included the mother of the bride, danced a choreographed number in front of the couple and other wedding guests.
conroy said Newsweek in an email that he and Dale, the bride, met in seventh grade in 2004, but became close friends during their senior year of high school before dating for eight months in 2010.
“I ended things with her because in college I found myself physically and emotionally attracted to a guy for the first time in my life and I knew to explore those feelings that he wasn’t just for Dale that I continue to be with her romantically,” he explained.
He officially came out a year later, and he and Dale have remained close friends.
He said he choreographed the dance in the bridesmaid’s kitchen after watching the ‘Dancing Queen’ sequence from Mama Mia!– a film he and Dale are fans of. Using some moves from the sequence in addition to some he sprinkled into himself resulted in the performance at the wedding.
Conroy also shared a follow-up video showing what happened moments before he performed in front of Dale, her husband Lane and the rest of the guests.
He explained to guests that when he and Dale dated, he made a video for her in which he sang a song to her. Conroy said he wanted to make one last video for her for everyone to see live.
Conroy then called out the rest of the band who quickly exhausted themselves and got into position to start the performance.
The first time all the members of the group had the chance to rehearse the dance together was at the bachelorette party three days before the wedding, because they do not live next to each other. other.
They snuck into the backyard of the house they were staying in to rehearse, although Conroy said the bride thought they were preparing wedding bouquets.
“The surprise worked well because the bridesmaid doesn’t like public speaking, so I had to take the speech and she had to take the camera and capture the moment,” he said. “The bride had no idea I was going to give a speech, let alone a full speech Mama Mia! Flashmob.”
They were originally going to perform the dance to “Super Trouper,” another popular ABBA song, but Conroy said “Dancing Queen” beat him.
“Furthermore, the end of [the] Dancing Queen dance scene in Mama Mia! is just iconic and I knew I could easily teach that to the girls,” he said.
The couple and guests weren’t the only ones blown away by the performance – viewers weren’t shy about sharing their joy at the video.
“We love the dedication! Y’all danced your heart out,” one viewer wrote.
“I think this is my new favorite video on this app,” said another.
“Mom having so much fun makes me cry,” one comment read.
Conroy revealed Dale’s mother brought the idea to him in October and has been excited to put the plan into action ever since.
They started planning and invited more people, both bridesmaids and friends, to join in the dance.
Other viewers shared that they hoped such a performance would take place at their own weddings.
“If I don’t understand, I don’t want it,” wrote one viewer.
Conroy said people loved the performance.
“The wedding planner said it was her favorite thing she had ever seen at a wedding, the bride was so happy which was the end goal, and the DJ ended up playing the cut d ‘a minute and a half that we had provided for him to dance three times throughout the night and we also started teaching other people to dance,’ he said. ‘It really brought so much joy to the bride and everyone, that’s all I want to do in life.”