Boot Boogie: Celebrate Your "I Do's" with Line Dancing
Line dancing brought Stevie Hooley, 24, and Lee Seeley, 25, together so it made sense that country style of dancing would be a central focus of their rustic chic summer wedding. The couple, who met at a line dancing class at Oregon State University in 2012, built a special stage just for their reception at a private farm in Winston. “It is much more fun to have everyone dancing together. It’s a very social kind of dancing,” says Stevie. “It’s perfect for any outdoor wedding.” For their first dance, the couple performed a choreographed swing-influenced routine to Luke Bryan’s “Country Girl Shake It For Me.” Afterwards, the stage was never empty as the bride and groom hit the dance floor with their bridesmaids and groomsmen.
Couples who are interested in learning similar moves for their own wedding can do so at one of many locations around the state: Bushwackers in Tualatin and Silver Spur in Salem offer free lessons and Silver Star Saloon in Vancouver, Washington offers more formal lessons every week.