Bride twerks into wedding reception wearing hot pants and Mardi Gras mask leaving guests stunned
Stephanie Payne managed to surprise her groom as well as all her wedding guests when she presented them with a twerking performance they would never forget
A bride recently became an internet sensation after videos of her twerking at her own wedding showed up on the web. Stephanie Payne from Texas managed to surprise her groom as well as the wedding guests when she entertained them with an incredible twerking performance that they are sure to remember for a long time.
The bride, who walked down the aisle in a bedazzling golden gown, chose to undergo a very dramatic change in costume for her surprise twerk performance. Payne wore hot pants, a black crop top with red sparkles, and added a Mardi Gras mask as she walked into the reception and began to twerk for her wedding guests.
She also did a front flip in knee-high stiletto boots, and even managed to stick to the landing with absolute ease, before running into the splits straight onto the dance floor in front of her groom. The crowd at the Houston wedding, reports the Daily Mail, went absolutely wild with excitement at the surprise performance, and so did many other people on the internet, helping Payne's dance videos go viral.
The bride, who later spoke to KTRK, said that she came up with the dance as a surprise because she wanted her guests and husband to "enjoy a good show". "I remember all the lights flashing from everybody's cameras, everybody awing and everybody oohing," she told the publication. "And just the moment I see my husband there. I wanted to wow him and I wanted everybody to be happy."
She said that her husband, Justin Payne, was completely taken aback by her surprise dance routine. "He was in awe too," she said. "He got into it too."
And while a lot of people have slammed the raunchy dance video, Payne urged them to be a little more open-minded about things and try to think outside the box once in a while. "Why would I want to be like someone else?" she said. "Where is the action? Where is the happiness? Where is the party at? Where is the celebration?" she asked.
Payne added: "It doesn't have to be mellow. Everything doesn't have to be so mediocre and to keep doing the same thing as tradition. Let's have a real good party!"
However, a lot of people wouldn't know this, but the twerking aspect of the wedding wasn't the only non-traditional aspect of Payne's wedding. Her husband Justin too got to show some of his moves on the dance floor, as he sauntered down the aisle and even took a shot at the altar.
And Payne, after walking down the aisle in a golden dress, swiftly changed into a white gown after the ceremony before her surprise routine. The bride also revealed that she had actually dreamed of wearing a red wedding dress since it was both her and James' favorite color.
"I didn't want to get the traditional white gown," she said. "I wanted to be different and nontraditional. Most weddings I've seen, they didn't do any dress changes." However, after looking at dozens of dresses to no avail, she finally discovered the golden and white gowns and ended up with two dresses for her big day.
Payne dated her now-husband Justin for eight years before their wedding day and declared that their wedding guests were kept constantly entertained by all the surprises coming their way from the groom and the bride's side throughout the ceremony and reception. "I don't think they were expecting anything that happened."