Wedding video now a tool to fight violence

  • Article by: PAUL WALSH , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 31, 2009 - 11:07 PM

Those dancing St. Paul newlyweds are now using their global fame to help combat domestic violence.

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sotaman6Jul. 31, 0912:56 PM

Their video was fun. I thought they were stupid with the New York thing... but they're clearly a fun couple... and I absolutly love how they've re-directed attention to what a scum bag Chris Brown is, so that he's not just benefiting from the attention, but being held accountable for beating his girlfriend. That guy is a complete wimp.

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gfgartlandJul. 31, 0912:58 PM

I am glad to see that there are people out there who don't care about what 15 minutes of fame will do for them, instead they choose to use that 15 minutes to help someone else. On the other hand, I don't see what this is such a big deal (the video)? So they danced down the aisle, how truly important is that? This is what the 4th incarnation of the same story, with a little added information? Paul, get your butt off of YouTube, and do some real reporting before you are downsized like many in the news industry.

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maryreadJul. 31, 09 1:02 PM

It is nice to see that these young people are helping others with their fame.

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canuck99Jul. 31, 09 1:10 PM

You should contact Chris Brown and ask him to donate his profit from the increase in song sales to the Wellstone foundation. You will get good publicity, the foundation gets helped, and Chris Brown looks sincere in his efforts to do good in this world. Everybody wins!

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sgtsmashJul. 31, 09 1:17 PM

I think the video took off because not a lot of people do this at their weddings. I mean, it wasn't like they were the Solid Gold dancers or anything, but how often do you see a wedding party start the dance before the reception? It was meant to be a memorable and fun time for everybody, including the family and friends in attendance. Who there would ever forget that wedding? The parents of the bride and groom got their moneys worth! I thought it was fun, and touching at the same time...that this group of young kids can look back on later in life and recall the smiles and fun they made not just for themselves, but for the family and friends of the bride and groom. Not many couples would agree with each other to do this, and then face the possible fallout from posting it on YouTube. I don't think they expected this to go viral, or catch any flack from their selection of music, but at least they are using some of their 15 minutes for a good cause.

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dar8888Jul. 31, 09 1:26 PM

What a waste of time!

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julio57Jul. 31, 09 1:41 PM

My wife and I married June 6, and I wish I would have thought of this!!! Not that our wedding wasn't memorable, but this is amazing. And how good of sports were the groomsan and brides maids!?!?! Not many of my groomsmen would have gone along with this without some serious coercion, but it would have been fun! Neither of us was terribly nervous, but man, what a way to calm everyone down, get them smiling, and make a memory.

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sgtsmashJul. 31, 09 2:07 PM

Wrong on both counts. Rihanna isn't with Chris Brown anymore, and the couple isn't divorced or whatever BS you read on the net. Take your caps lock off too.

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rosetailJul. 31, 09 2:11 PM

I hate weddings and viral videos and youtube sensations. DESTROY!

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smakolaJul. 31, 09 3:55 PM

So that really shouldn't be an issue. The real issue should be they picked a song that Wrigley paid Brown to put the lyric "Double your pleasure, double your fun" in the song.

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