If there’s one thing we’ve learned from TikTok, it’s that no one forgets an epic dance move. From viral choreography to joyful wedding party entrances, the dance floor has become one of the most popular wedding moments to capture in recent years—and social media has only made the stakes higher. With plenty of creative ideas and inspiration to find on the app, it's no wonder couples everywhere are upping their game and embracing intricate choreography to their favorite songs. And as the current wedding boom shows no signs of slowing down, we’re predicting even more first dance excitement in the months to come.
So, when TikTok-famous dancers Marideth Batchelor and Austin Telenko announced their engagement, it was clear the internet was in for a magical first dance. The couple, who met performing in a Halloween-themed production at Six Flags Great Adventure, quickly had to pivot both their relationship (and careers) in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As told to the New York Times, they quickly moved in together and started collaborating on dance content while live performances were on hiatus. After a bit of discussion, they ended up creating a shared account called @cost_n_mayor. Success soon followed, and by November 2021, the couple had amassed over 2.7 loyal followers—and their fair share of viral dance videos.
After a whirlwind engagement, the couple wed on October 24, 2021. They even swapped wedding outfits for the following Halloween weekend (who has time for a couples' costume amidst wedding planning?), dressing as bride and groom in reverse and sharing the adorable outfit moment with their followers. But, the main event was their gorgeous nuptials the weekend prior.
True to form, Austin and Marideth Telenko planned not just a choreographed first dance for their entrance; they involved the whole wedding party, including parents, groomsmen, and bridesmaids. The result? An unforgettable celebration to the tune of "Stayin' Alive" by the BeeGees. After all, you can't beat the classics.
Ahead see an exclusive first look at their dance party, captured by Sarah and Brandon Films, straight from two professionals who know how to do it right.
TikToker's Marideth Batchelor and Austin Telenko Dance At Wedding Reception by Sarah and Brandon Films