Last week, we made dancing groom Kevin Heinz our (Future) Law Student of the Day. Heinz, his bride, and their wedding party danced down the aisle to Chris Brown’s Forever instead of the traditional Canon in D Major. They put it on YouTube last month and it’s since been hit on more than a hot, single bridesmaid.
We posted the video last week and noted:
Their only misstep: Choosing a song by someone convicted of domestic abuse.
Those who commented on last week’s post questioned the bride’s dancing ability, the groom’s decision to go to Hamline University Law School, and our calling the couple out for using a song by someone convicted of domestic violence.
As far as we know, Heinz is still going to Hamline and his bride’s dancing abilities have not improved. But we do have updates for you on the domestic violence front and, unrelatedly, on the couple’s divorce video.
Paul Walsh at the Minnesota Star-Tribune reports that the couple are now using their viral success to fight domestic violence:
Those dancing St. Paul newlyweds whose YouTube wedding procession video has been a viral hit are now using their global fame to raise money to combat domestic violence.
And it’s no accident that Jill Peterson and Kevin Heinz chose that cause. The video’s music comes from Chris Brown, the R&B vocalist and convicted domestic abuser of fellow singing-star Rihanna.
On their wedding website, you can now donate to the Sheila Wellstone Institute. The happy couple write:
We hope to direct this positivity to a good cause. Due to the circumstances surrounding the song in our wedding video, we have chosen the Sheila Wellstone Institute.
Aw, so sweet.
Well, if things sour, and the couple gets divorced, a New York video producer has imagined what their visit to the courthouse would look like. From College Humor:
That bride’s dance may possibly be worse than that in the original video.
Wedding video now a tool to fight violence [Minnesota Star Tribune]