Vincent Simone's wife didn't want wedding dance
Vincent Simone's wife wanted him to have the first dance at their wedding with another woman.
The 'Strictly Come Dancing' professional tied the knot with long-term partner Susan Duddy on July 18 and the shy bride wasn't keen on taking to the floor for the traditional dance as man and wife and instead suggested he partner up with someone else.
Vincent said: "Susan didn't want to do a choreographed first dance. She's very shy and doesn't like to be the centre of attention.
"She asked me to perform with one of my Strictly ex-partners but I said, 'No, it's our wedding, I want to dance with you.' We decided to do the normal smooch."
Susan eventually relented and they danced to
Ronan Keating's romantic track 'This I Promise You' but the bride admitted it was one of the only times she had ever danced with her spouse.
She told Britain's HELLO! magazine: "Dancing is his career and I am so used to him dancing with Flavia and the girls on Strictly. It may sound strange but Vincent and I had never really danced together."
The 36-year-old dancer was overwhelmed with emotion when he caught a glimpse of his now-wife for the first time on their wedding day.
He said: "I felt incredibly emotional and was worried I wouldn't keep it together. I couldn't look back at Susan as she walked up the aisle because I was afraid I would dissolve into tears. She looked so beautiful, really breathtaking."