NI wedding music video goes viral

Published Monday, 28 March 2011
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A funny wedding music video, which was put together by family and friends as a surprise for a bride and groom from Northern Ireland, has gone viral on YouTube - with over 44,000 views so far.

Sai and Ally's surprise wedding music video (aka Marryoke) of "I Gotta Feeling" by the Black Eyed Peas was shot during the wedding and reception last year by photographer friends Billy and Katie, without the knowledge of the couple.

"We'd never heard of the term "Marryoke" until after uploading it to YouTube and realised it was a "thing", Sai told UTV.

"Everyone seems to know someone in it and even complete strangers get a good laugh out of it".

Marryokes are becoming more and more popular as the answer to often dull and formulaic wedding videos.

Sai and Ally say they wanted something different for their wedding video but they had no idea it would be so unique and prove an online hit.

"The whole operation was apparently quite stealthy", Sai explained.

"We simply had no idea it was happening until the "fake birthday party/screening" with all our friends after the honeymoon!"

"When we thought about it afterwards, there were a few clues that we just didn't piece together; like seeing Ruth dancing like an eejit upstairs at the reception, the bridesmaids looking like they were up to something during the photography and then right at the end of the night, somebody actually came up to us and almost spilt the beans by accident! We did wonder why that song kept being played near us!"

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Janet in carrick wrote (1,234 days ago):
brilliant idea, bet it was good fun making it, the way forward for a new wedding video, actually see people enjoying themselves
Video stars! in Hollywood wrote (1,238 days ago):
Sia & Ally, Wonderful to see Video again...I think we are all stars!! Hollywood here we come! Great day at Ballydougan Pottery, it was fabulous day. Great company, great food and superb surroundings. Lol. XXXXXXXX
Sharon in Belfast wrote (1,239 days ago):
Really made me laugh, look like you all had a good time making it and a lovely thing to look back on, would love to do that for my nephews who are both getting married!!
cathy in draperstown wrote (1,239 days ago):
this made my day,you have great friends.may u have a wonderful long and happy life together xoxo
Donna in newtownards wrote (1,240 days ago):
Crackin'! What a great bunch of mates you have! This made me smile so much, can only imagine your response when you saw it. The girl with the long blond hair and beige(ish) off the shoulder dress should have her own tv program! She was awesome!
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