-- They say the first dance at your wedding is a truly magical moment, but this couple takes that notion to the next level.
Take a look at magician Justin Willman’s enchanting first dance with his photographer bride, Jillian Sipkins, set to a bluesy rendition of the fitting song, “I Put a Spell on You,” by Screaming Jay Hawkins.
At first, the bride is stealing the show at their Sept. 6 wedding in Malibu, California, by twirling around on the dance floor in her unique champagne-colored wedding gown, seemingly putting a spell on her new groom who is mesmerized by her moves.
But then, the real magic happens.
Sipkins busts out her Abracadabra powers and voilà, somehow makes Willman levitate in mid-air right in front of all their closest family and friends.
The groom’s father is probably the most impressed, immediately hopping to his feet, throwing his arms in the air in completely shock and amazement.
“Our 'big move' at the end was accomplished with a mix of magic and a few thousand sit-ups,” Willman told People magazine before leaving for their exotic honeymoon in Bali. “It was a lot more fun than we expected (the practice time actually gave us a few uninterrupted hours each day leading up to the wedding) and pulling it off for our guests made it worth all the prep.”
The bride says they “felt some pressure to ‘perform’” at their wedding because Willman is a professional magician.
“I think people expected us to make doves appear at the ceremony or something equally as lame,” she told the magazine. “Neither of us are dancers, so we took the first dance opportunity to put on a show with the help of our choreographer friend, Sebastien Stella.”