Nobody puts Baby in a corner.
For Lindsay Pergola and Richie Guarini, that statement could not be more true. The couple celebrated their wedding on Dec. 31 in Mountain Lakes, N.J. and surprised all of their guests with the first dance of a lifetime by performing the iconic "Dirty Dancing" scene.
If you aren't familiar with the film, let me paint you a little picture. Baby (Jennifer Grey) and Johnny (Patrick Swayze) are both staying at a summer resort in the Catskills, Baby as a guest and Johnny as a dance instructor. When Johnny's dance partner gets pregnant, Baby takes her place for an upcoming dance competition. They spend the rest of the summer falling in and out of love (with some fist fights and crying in between) and ultimately dance to the classic song "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" in end-of-the-season talent show. And then live happily ever after, obviously.
“It was my favorite movie growing up and I always had the idea in the back of my head ever since I could remember,” Lindsay Pergola told The Huffington Post. “Then when we got engaged I asked Richie if he would do it with me and he agreed!”
They performed the dance sequence almost perfectly, even nailing the famous lift at the end.
“Everyone flipped out and all we could hear was everyone screaming and clapping!” the bride said. “Afterwards everyone was like, ‘OMG I can’t believe you guys did that, that was amazing! Everyone was shocked over the fact that I got Richie to do that and that he pulled it off!”
Lindsay has been a dancer her whole life, but her new hubby had no dance experience prior to the wedding. The couple started practicing a month before the big day, and if you ask me, it paid off. Honestly, I have seen "Dirty Dancing" hundreds of times and I was very, very impressed. The general public seems to agree, since the video has now been viewed on Facebook over 14 million times.
Watch the phenomenal performance in the video below.