Will the infectious summer hit “Call Me Maybe” become the new "it" song of viral wedding videos?
If the Indian wedding video (above), made by HuffPost blogger Sarah Khan and her friend Asma Sethi, is any indication, the answer is yes.
Khan and Sethi got the idea to pay tribute to the Carly Rae Jepsen song during their flight from New York City to St. Louis, where they were travelling to see their friends Sana Ahmed and Mohsin Memon get married on June 15. “We were talking about the ‘Call Me Maybe’ video trend and I half-jokingly said we should make a video of our own that weekend, thinking we could just film those of us girls who were sharing a room -- nothing major,” Khan told HuffPost. “But Asma is really into making videos, so she had more ambitious plans.”
Throughout the wedding, the idea took on a life of its own, Khan said. “We started filming all of our friends and got the bride and groom in on it, as well as the imam [who led the marriage service],” she said. “We had a blast. One of the highlights was getting the groom's dad to do his version of ‘Call Me’ at the end.”
In the video, wedding guests (and members of the wedding party) lip-sync to Jepsen's song while preparing for the wedding and enjoying the reception.
In addition to orchestrating and shooting the video, Khan and Sethi made cameos of their own. “In the car scenes, Asma's the one in the blue, driving, and I'm in the backseat with an orange T-shirt,” Khan said.
Sethi and Khan posted their video to YouTube on June 24. “Friends and family have been loving it,” Khan said. “The bride and groom even watched it on their honeymoon in St. Lucia.”
Click through the slideshow below to see wedding videos that featured another catchy pop song -- Justin Bieber’s “Baby.”
Groom Serenades Bride With 'Baby'
Groom Roger Pogoda's <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/24/justin-bieber-wedding_n_1449740.html" target="_hplink">heartfelt performance</a> of Justin Bieber's hit song "Baby" caught his bride, Olga, by surprise -- she had no idea that her new husband had planned to serenade her at their wedding last month. In this video clip of his performance, the North Carolina native sings the entire song at the altar and Olga ends up joining in.
Justin Bieber Wedding Dance Video
In January, Florida groom Brian <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/12/justin-bieber-wedding-dan_n_1202130.html" target="_hplink">surprised his bride</a>, Emily, by lip-syncing to the song while performing a choreographed dance routine with his groomsmen at their wedding reception. The video quickly went viral and Bieber <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/justinbieber/status/157607034357944320" target="_hplink">himself tweeted</a> about it.
Groomsmen Surprise Wedding Dance To "Baby"
Bieber's hit "Baby" seems the most popular song for a surprise wedding reception dance. In this video, <a href="a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jA1shMl4dg" target="_hplink"" target="_hplink">posted on YouTube in October 2011</a>, a groom and his groomsmen surprise the bride with yet another choreographed number.
Choreographed "Baby" Wedding Dance
Bieber fever hit yet again at Tyler and McKall's wedding reception. In this video, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vAYt1zY2Osc" target="_hplink">posted on YouTube in February</a>, the groom and a group of wedding guests dance in front of the bride.
Baby, Baby, Baby
Groomsmen don sunglasses (yet again) to dance to Bieber's "Baby" in front of the bride at Sanket and Monica's <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_mrwtoboAc" target="_hplink">wedding reception</a>. This video of the dance was uploaded to YouTube in April.
Brides And Bridesmaids Surprise The Groom
Who says the bride and her bridesmaids can't surprise the groom? These women choreographed a little surprise dance for the bride's new husband -- and the bride even raps! According to the YouTube video, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=balAJ5Vi0Bg" target="_hplink">uploaded in March</a>, the bride and her bridesmaids only had one day to rehearse together before they put on the show.
Groomsmen And Groom Perform "Baby"
This groom and his groomsmen, wearing sneakers and baseball caps, perform the classic "Baby" dance to the surprised bride in this video. The <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXlCibmFjac" target="_hplink">video of the choreographed dance routine</a> was uploaded in December 2011.