At her wedding, the bride surprises her mom with a touching, unplanned and heartwarming mother-daughter dance.
In most weddings, it is tradition for the bride to share a dance with her father. While it's a wholesome moment for most brides, Mackenzie VanCuren added a twist to the classic tradition by dancing with her mother instead. The 26-year-old, who got married recently, decided to surprise her mother, LeAndra Champnella, by dancing with her to Carrie Underwood's song "Mama's Song."
The bride, Mackenzie VanCuren—who goes by @_mvancuren on TikTok—shared a video with the caption, "Surprising my mom with a first dance was one of my favorite moments." The video became viral on the site and gained 760.7K views, with over 53.4K likes. At the beginning of the video, we see the camera move to the mother, who seems to be seated in the audience.
An announcement is made and it slowly dawns on the mother that she is being called to dance with her daughter. The announcer can be heard saying, "MacKenzie thought it would be very nice to share a moment with you as well." The mother rushes to the stage and embraces her daughter and the duo begins to dance slowly as the music starts.
The bride shed many tears of happiness as they shared a heartfelt dance to the song. The pair seem to share a conversation, with her mother smiling and whispering something into her daughter's ear. Mackenzie's mother will surely never forget her daughter's thoughtful gesture anytime soon. People on the platform loved the video and shared their heartfelt thoughts in the comments section.
@staceyholland21 commented, "My daughter did this at her wedding. This makes my heart full!!" Another user, @rocheler05, said, "I had my mom walk me down the aisle with my dad. She deserves to be a part of the big day as well." @chupapi696 added, "This needs to be normalized."
Dances play an integral role in all weddings. Another significant dance is the first dance between a newly married couple, which is very special. The dance is a celebration of their relationship and marks a fresh start to their new life together. However, for one couple, this dance took place 25 years after they got married.
What made it even more special was they got to dance at their daughter's wedding reception. The couple sadly could not get their first dance because they had eloped when they were just 18 years old. So, their daughter, Zoe, decided to give them the ultimate gift by giving them their first dance at her wedding. In the video, she says, "They never got their own first dance, so we would like to give that to you guys as a thank you for always being there for us and supporting us."
Her parents, Jacque and Chris, had no idea about the surprise in store for them and were taken aback on hearing the announcement. The mother could be seen shedding tears of happiness as she walked onto the dance floor with her husband. In the video, we get to see many snapshots of the memorable event. The couple danced to Ellie Goulding's version of "Your Song" by Elton John.