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Once in a great while, celebrities take the offbeat road and we get to see fun alternatives like Mark Zuckerberg's backyard surprise wedding that caught us off guard with its fabulous simplicity.

But on the other end of the spectrum, one of our amazing and talented vendors, Laura of Rebel Belle Weddings sent us this heart-stopping seafoam circus wedding from none other than actor, comedian, producer, writer, singer, dancer, candlestick-maker Dick Van Dyke, and his bride, Arlene Silver-Van Dyke.

Prepare yourself for contortionists, jugglers, a circus barker (with giant tentacle hat, natch), gobs of feathers, hula hoops, faux dancing bears, electric jellyfish, an epic first duet, and the cutest darn couple this side of unda da sea!

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Queue the bride's entrance, to “Roustabout” by Beats Antique.

If you want a soundtrack for this post, click play below and let it play while you read

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The pair's friend Bryan (and Dick's co-performer in their a capella singing group, The Vantastix) officiated.

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Watch the hilarious “first duet”: singing “Old Fashioned Wedding” from Annie Get Your Gun (with both of them sounding totally era-appropriate):

Here's one more vid, this time of the bride's brother's toast, which includes references to the invitation's glitter bomb, the duds she dated before Dick, and even a Chuck Norris reference:

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Oh, just a couple of electric jellyfish busting it out.

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For any of you planning a theme similar to this gorgeous madness, check out Arlene's Pinterest inspiration board, which is basically the Holy Grail of vintage nautical circus pastel undersea whimsy.

You know there were some super talented vendors involved in this (the Seafoam Circus Event Team!):

Comments on Dive in to Dick Van Dyke’s seafoam circus fantasy wedding

  1. I just can’t with how crazy-amazing this is. Now this is one way to spend a big budget well! All you see is the quirky fun and happiness.

    And how handsome does Dick van Dyke look!

  2. OMG he totally had my dream wedding. now I have to love him even more. *sigh* Oh well perhaps we can copy him for our 5 year vow renewals LOL!

  3. I’ve always loved Dick Van Dyke, and now I completely and totally adore him even more! He and his bride look so freaking happy in their little slice of awesomeness. I agree with the first commenter – this is a great way to use a big budget for a wedding.

  4. Wow wow wow
    I love Dick Van Dyke and his brides awesome idea of a wedding.
    I would have loved to be a guest at such a fun and extravagant day.
    The best of luck and love to the pair of them!

  5. Congratulations Arlene and Dick. Dick, you are a true comic genius and one of my boyhood idols (and you continue to be). Not only that, you look GREAT. Much happiness to you both!!

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