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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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Octopi

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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. Dude, I KNEW Dick Van Dyke was fucking cool, but I didn’t know he was that. fucking. cool.

  2. I hereby declare this celeb wedding to be the best one ever! (next to Mr. Zuckerberg’s nuptials of course 🙂 )

  3. One of my favorite song and dance men…and one of my first childhood crushes! It’s so good to see him so happy. Congratulations to the seafoam bride and groom!

  4. I scrolled past and went “That’s funny, a groom with the same name as Dick Van Dyke. Wait, wait *scrolls back up* ZOMG, NO WAY! *fan girl squeal*”

  5. What a hoot! What fun! What joy to see Dick van Dyke, one of my absolute favorites of all time, look so happy. That “first duet” was priceless 🙂 Congratulations and many, many years of happiness to the two of you!

  6. This might, just possibly, be the best offbeat wedding ever.

    I mean. We throw some rocking good parties around here, but you got a first dance alternative, octopi, circus, underwater, jellyfish, acrobats, nonfloral centerpieces, smores bar, and hoola hoops. It has all the must have elements lol.

    I love it. Congratulations to the happy couple and I hope they enjoy their lives together 🙂

  7. Wow! Just when I thought I couldn’t possibly love him any more! Best wishes to the adorable couple!

  8. Loved the shoes—it proves you don’t need glass slippers to find your Prince!

  9. Awesome, magical, beautiful. I’m so jealous!! Always loved Dick van Dyke, its so cool to see him have such a special day and how adorable he is with Arlene.

  10. WoW – this just made my day. How cool is all of this and the duet was priceless. Brilliant. Love the colours and the octopus. I 2nd how cool DVD is to have a wedding like this and the pic with the shoes is so sweet.

    Best Wishes to you both.

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