You'll Never Guess Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka's First Dance Song


George Clooney wasn't the only celeb to recently wed in ItalyNeil Patrick Harris married longtime love of ten years David Burtka earlier this September in Perugia. And, thankfully for us, he divulged even more big-day details on the Late Show with David Letterman.

"We wanted to do a destination wedding, our first trip together was in Italy so that seemed fun, and then, in the beginning of the year, a friend of a friend knew a dude who had a castle," Patrick Harris hilariously explained. "So we were like 'Oh hey that's fun!'"

At their destination ceremony and reception was an intimate group of 50 people, including close friend Sir Elton John. Excitedly, Patrick Harris says the music legend also announced their first dance — which was to the tune of "A Moment Like This" by Kelly Clarkson.

See more: The Adorable Way Neil Patrick Harris Is Celebrating His 10-Year Anniversary

"That was always kind of our song," Patrick Harris explained of the selection, because, he says that he and Burtka were "Team Kelly" from the beginning of American Idol.

Neil Patrick Harris Wedding Photos

Photos: Courtesy of Late Show with David Letterman

But, according to the actor, like his famed How I Met Your Mother character Barney Stinson, he had a few tricks up his sleeve. "I love games and puzzles and stuff, so it was all these surprises, no one kind of knew what was happening as it was going on," Patrick Harris said of his sweet celebration. "We started dancing to ["A Moment Like This"] and we had a plan: We had a firework guy, who, when the song crescendos, fireworks were supposed to go off." But, because they were in a small town in Italy, Patrick Harris didn't have faith that it would occur "at 2:27 like at Disneyland." To his delight, "It happened perfectly."

Neil Patrick Harris Wedding Photos

Photos: Courtesy of Late Show with David Letterman

After showing a few snaps from that spectacular moment, Letterman and Patrick Harris said together: "Take that, Clooney!" Watch the entire interview, above!

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