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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. Dick Van Dyke is from my hometown of Danville, IL, so we like to claim him as our own. 🙂 I’m so glad he has found happiness, and he and Arlene seem like a wonderful couple. Beautiful wedding. Congrats!

  2. Wow! How did I miss seeing this one? So good! I grew up watching reruns of the Dick Van Dyke show…so fun to see this. The third photo is priceless. What a lovely pair.

  3. Wow! I mean I knew the guy was cool, but not THAT cool… Thanks for sharing, this made my day!

  4. Stunningly beautiful! The colour matches Dicks blue eyes! I’ve always had a thing for carousel horses ever since I was a little girl. Thank you for sharing.

  5. This is kind of blowing my mind right now because *our* wedding is Mary Poppins themed, which of course Dick Van Dyke starred in, and *we* have a carousel horse too!!!

  6. How awesome would it have been to attend this wedding. Looks like they pulled out all the stops! I love the color seafoam and the pictures really bring out the color.

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