If you’ve picked up the fabulous May issue of Wedding Ideas you would have seen Samantha and Craig’s stunning real-life wedding in Whitchurch. This month’s issue is all about wowing your guests and this stunning couple did exactly that, with their amazing choreographed first dance.


Samantha never thought in a million years that she would marry Craig, but after he proposed to her on Christmas morning, she knew that she wanted to plan an wedding that no one would forget!

On the big day, Samantha looked incredible in her full-skirted, strapless Maggie Sottero gown and guests were treated to a fabulous vintage and lace wedding theme, an unusual, yet exciting wedding breakfast and an incredible fireworks display. But the fun didn’t stop there. Samantha an Craig had one more trick up their sleeve – a fully choreographed first dance that was sure to make their guests whoop and cheer!

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“We had decided that we didn’t want to bore everyone with an awkward sway, because both Craig and I have two left feet,” laughs Samantha. “One of our friends, Kerry, is a professional dancer and kindly put a routine together for us. We started off with Eric Clapton’s Wonderful Tonight and then broke out into The Black Eyed Peas’ Dirty Bit. We really did have the time of our lives on that dancefloor!”


Behind the scenes

Learning their first dance was an incredible and memorable experience. “We came as rookies but ended up being pros,” says handsome groom Craig.  Take a look at this amazing behind the scenes video from Studio 1208 and find out what it took for this cute couple to learn their first dance routine – from their timid first steps into the dance studio, all the way to Craig’s incredible handspring! Check it out!