Minn. wedding couple's bad song choice benefits Sheila Wellstone Institute
It was only a matter of time before someone besides Chris Brown got some serious bank off the Minnesota wedding couple's epic dance down the aisle that turned into a YouTube sensation. The video has nearly 13 million views since last week when the couple posted it and now Kevin Heinz and Jill Peterson are hoping their video's popularity can help a good cause too.
Many people questioned their choice of Chris Brown's "Forever" for their coordinated dance entrance at the church because Brown beat his then-girlfriend Rihanna until her face was black and blue. So the couple is asking fans of the video to donate money to help stop domestic violence.
Their new wedding site directs people to donate to the Sheila Wellstone Institute. We're proud of their choice to support a great local organization and counter Brown's ridiculous fame.
They chose to support domestic violence "due to the circumstances surrounding the song in our wedding video," their site says.
Check out their note and donation info below.
To donate to the Sheila Wellstone Institute, click here.
The couple's note to wedding dance fans:
Jill and Kevin met when Kevin's childhood friend, Jeff, married Jill's college friend, Ann, in 2005. They were both in the wedding party. Jill could not resist Kevin's wit and charm. Kevin could not resist Jill's intellect, nor her remarkable dance moves.
We have been through a lot in life, but have come through each experience stronger and more in love with each other. Our experience since we posted the video has been incredible. We would never have expected this response to our wedding entrance in a million years.
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.
Sheila Wellstone was an advocate, organizer, and national champion in the effort to end domestic violence in our communities.
We are so grateful for all the love, kind words, and joy that have been shared with us from around the world. It has moved us deeply and filled our hearts.
If you would like to contact us, email [email protected]
Never stop dancing.
With so much love,
Jill and Kevin
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