This isn’t your average father-daughter wedding dance – it’s better!
When Utah bride Mikayla Ellison Phillips and her dad Nathan took to the dance floor for the traditional duet last month, no one expected it to be as epic as it was. What began with a typical slow song – Bob Carlisle’s “Butterfly Kisses” – quickly turned into a riot of upbeat tunes and stellar dance moves.
The pair’s four-minute choreographed routine covered songs like MC Hammer's “U Can't Touch This” and NSYNC's "Bye Bye Bye.” Naturally, Phillips and her father blew everyone away with their outstanding dance skills and stage presence.
Watch the father-daughter duo own the dance floor in the video above.
Surprisingly, the epic dance was all Phillips’ dad’s idea. “I’m the oldest and the only girl so that was my dad’s only chance to do something like this,” the bride told ABC News. “He for years has talked about doing that and he finally convinced me.”
Phillips, 25, is actually a professional dancer herself and met her husband, Cody, when they were partnered on the International Folk Dance Ensemble at Brigham Young University.
Looking back at the non-traditional wedding dance she shared with her father, Phillips said: “The most fun thing was seeing my dad and how happy he was. That was a dream fulfilled.”
The pair’s dance was posted to YouTube last month and has now gone viral.
In the video's caption, Bethany Petersen, who caught the duet on camera, wrote: “To all you dads out there, [Phillips’ father Nathan] says, ‘NEVER PASS UP A CHANCE TO DANCE WITH YOUR DAUGHTER!’ He also said that this dance was his chance to treat his daughter how she should be treated (as a princess).”
Awww. We’re melting!
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