Guests cheer for newlyweds inspired by Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze

Weddings can be a lot of fun. During the actual wedding ceremony, some participants are usually a bundle of nerves, but after that’s out of the way, the atmosphere gets festive. Friends and family members who may not have seen each other in awhile can catch up on what they’ve missed and make new memories, too.

There are all sorts of rituals and traditions at weddings, some ancient (wedding rings) and others newer (the bride and groom force-feeding each other cake). The bride is normally in a long white dress that makes her the center of attention. Meanwhile, the groom will be looking good in a tuxedo. At the reception, a “first dance” is a newer but well-established tradition. Before the guests hit the dance floor, the newlyweds have it to themselves. Frequently they do a simple slow dance, although some couples learn something new for the special occasion. And then there are newlyweds like to get creative and spice things up…

The bride and groom you’ll see in the video posted below chose “(I’ve Had) the Time of My Life” as the music for their first dance. Written and composed by Frank Previte, John DeNicola, and Donald Markowitz and performed by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes, it was the theme song for the 1987 movie “Dirty Dancing.” In the movie’s finale, it’s the music for an incredible dance by Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze.

Bride Asia and groom Maciek did a quick but dramatic change of clothing before the reception. The long wedding dress and high heels have been replaced by a shorter dress and far more practical flats. The tuxedo has given way to black jeans and a black polo shirt. These outfits are, of course, a nod to the movie. As you’ll see, these two are good, busting out all the right moves before their guests swarm the dance floor to join in the fun.

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