When there's choreographed wedding dance in the mix, it's usually the bride or groom's idea. But at Utah bride Mikayla Phillips' wedding, her dad, Nathan Ellison, was the one to bring up the idea of a choreographed father-daughter dance to do on his daughter's wedding day. And they ABSOLUTELY killed it.
Thanks to his persistence, the bride, 25, and her dad, perfectly executed a choreographed mashup during the father-daughter dance that lasted almost four minutes — and was totally epic. The routine started with a slower regular dance to "Butterfly Kisses," which was quickly followed by a mirage of songs, according to ABC News. In the video, Phillips and Ellison whip out sunglasses and dance to over 10 hits including M.C. Hammer's "U Can't Touch This," Tom Jones' "It's Not Unusual," Dawin's "Dessert," and *NSYNC's "Bye Bye Bye," all over the course of four minutes.
Phillips, who is a trained dancer, said it was actually her dad's dream to choreograph the dance and perform it in front of everyone — and since she is the only girl, it was his only chance to do something like this. "He for years has talked about doing that and he finally convinced me," she said.
The father-daughter duo looked very well practiced, but turns out that they only started choreographing the week leading up to the wedding. "Every night [in the week] prior to the wedding, we'd run through it a few times," Phillips explained. "I think since we'd talked about it for years that it was pretty easy for it to come together."
The dance was captured on camera by Bethany Petersen, the couple's wedding videographer, and the video already has over 200,000 views on YouTube since being posted. "It was the highlight of the reception," the bride said. "The most fun thing was seeing my dad and how happy he was. That was a dream fulfilled," she told GMA. But, the (obviously) best part of the day, in her eyes, was marrying her husband. "The actual best part of that day was marrying my best friend," she said.