One groom just raised the bar for newlywed husbands — and choreographed wedding dances — everywhere. Kirk Henning surprised his bride, Valerie Tellmann-Henning, with an eight-minute dance at their Richmond, Virginia wedding that can only be described as wow-worthy.
It's important to note that both newlyweds are professional dancers, People reports, and, even better, their wedding reception took place on the very stage on which they had performed together, the Richmond Ballet.
In the video, Tellman and his groomsmen run through a slew of choreographed dances to number of songs, including "Uptown Funk," Britney Spears' "Crazy," Classified's "Higher," Enrique Iglesias' "Bailando," Kenny Loggins' "Danger Zone," Brad Paisley's "The World" and finally "Shut Up and Dance" by Walk the Moon. Throughout the whole number, the bride, decked out in her wedding dress and bridal up-do, sits center stage, laughing, pointing and sharing in the fun.
The video of the dance has since gone viral, gaining just over 800,000 views at the time of publication. Speaking about the routine to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Tellman-Henning specifically said her husband told her he wasn't going to perform a dance leading up to their big day on July 25.
"I told him early on in the wedding planning process, 'Well, I hope you're working on your groomsmen dance for me,'" the bride said. "But he was so busy with touring and school, he said, 'Valerie, it's just not going to happen.'"
But, of course, when the groom is a professional dancer, the bride should always be prepared. Despite telling his soon-to-be-wife otherwise, Henning has been planning the surprise for four months, even sending out tutorial videos to his groomsmen so they would get the dance moves just right — and they certainly did!