Videogum

You’re Right, This Is My Wedding

The following video features a wedding procession in which the bridesmaids and groomsmen do an enthusiastic, choreographed dance down the aisle to Chris Brown’s “Forever” as the wedding guests on both sides of the aisle clap in unison. Then the groom somersaults into the fray. Eventually the bride makes her own private dance down the aisle. And then, one assumes, they get married. I’ve received this video in the Videogum mailbox numerous times, and almost every email bears the subject line “This Is Your Wedding.” Well, you GOONS, you’re right: this is my wedding! Basically! I should be so lucky!

Look, I’m not saying I would want to get married exactly like this. It’s definitely silly. And if there’s any musician in the world who doesn’t know what a time-tested love is, it’s Chris Brown. (Yikes. Also, nice Cher song, Chris Brown.) And OK, Ashton Kutcher Twittered it, which is some kind of omen. But we can’t seriously be mad at these guys for beginning their life together with an exuberant, light-hearted, lovable dance down the aisle?! Can we?! No, we cannot. This video literally shows a bunch of people who care about each other a great deal, trying to have a fun and memorable experience in honor of two people who are going to try their best to love each other for the rest of their lives. Will it work out? Who knows, it often does not! But everyone is being a great sport about it nonetheless. We can at least show them the respect of also being good sports. I mean, there’s a reason that it has gotten nearly 1.3 million views since it was posted five days ago. Because it is a nice thing!

Let’s paint, exercise, and GET MARRIED! (Thanks for the tip, Eric, Elyse, Carrie, Brad, and Michael)