Australian newlyweds Claudia La Pegna and Nick Katris just created an epic 6-minute long wedding music video mashup ending with a big, fat Greek plate smashing and it’s going viral for all the right reasons.
Calling on the choreography expertise of Dancing with the Stars Australia pro Carmello Pizzino, videographers Everafter Productions, and the bride and groom’s bridal party and wedding guests, the Perth, Australia couple shook their stuff and played tribute to their heritage in one smashing performance that’s already gained them tens of thousands of fans.
“We’ve never been asked to film a music video at a wedding before but there’s a first for everything!” Everafter Productions captioned the video posted on their Facebook page Tuesday. “Choreographed by Carmelo from Dancing with The Stars, Claudia & Nick involved all of their guests in this impromptu music video, culminating in the traditional Greek ‘Smashing of the Plates’! It was great fun and a fantastic way to open up the dance floor!”
The wedding reception music video kicks off with the groom and bride lip-synching the iconic Dirty Dancing duet “Time of My Life” originally sung by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes. When the bride starts mouthing her lyrics 2015 MasterChef Australia finalist Sara Oteri steps out from the corner and “carries a watermelon,” in a cameo worthy of our favorite Baby.
With the ringing of a bell signaling the first song change in the wedding music video, the newlyweds travel around the dance floor with La Pegna picking up her skirts to groove to The Contours’ “Do You Love Me” with the bridal party and guests.
The musical medley builds in excitement, warming up the crowd for the Italian and Greek finales with The Jackson Five’s “Blame it on the Boogie,” a ladies only rock out to Jennifer Lopez’ “Let’s Get Loud” and a gentlemen’s jam to LFMAO’s “Shots.”
At one point during the wedding music video the groom Katris and his merry men even donned cool aviator glasses and exchanged slow motion high-fives to the Top Gun theme song. Welcome to the danger zone, fellas.
Wedding guests and bridesmaids whipped out large red and green banners with the bride La Pegna dancing in the middle to symbolize the Italian flag, and shortly thereafter the traditional Greek smashing of the plates began, ending the wedding music video with the Greek song “Zorba’s Dance.” Opa!