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We Love That Hilary Swank Tap Danced At Her Wedding


Hilary Swank Gets Married in the Redwoods 8.18.18Photo Credit:

Leave it to a celebrity couple to get married on the biggest wedding day of the year - 8.18.18 - and pull it off secretly, to boot. ICYMI, Hilary Swank and her social venture entrepreneur hubby, Philip Schneider, got married in the Redwoods this weekend. And the day was all kinds of amazing.

Here are a few of the highlights

  • It was gorgeous. The wedding happened at the Santa Lucia Preserve in Carmel, California. And from what Hilary shared exclusively with Vogue, “It’s a stunning private community surrounded by 20,000 acres of conservancy and an intimate redwood grove populated with trees that are over 800 years old.”

  • The bride wore custom Elie Saab Couture. And supposedly the dress, which we’ve only been able to peep pictures of on, took 150 hours to confection (nearly half of which was spent on embroidery alone, OMG).

  • And stunned in a second easy-breezy change-out dress. Which was a custom-made, cream-colored Maria Grazia Chiuri of Dior dance dress, worn with a blazer.

  • Dear friend, Christian Louboutin, did the shoes. Both for the wedding and the best surprise… see below.

  • Mariska Hargitay played a real great MOH. Opposite the groom’s father as Best Man - which we’re also obsessed with, obvi.

  • The reception took place in a beautifully-lit, rustic barn. Guests dined on delicious+sustainable fare + a gluten-free/vegan chocolate cake flown in from Mexico City, and danced to a scintillating jazz band - they had such a great time that the dancing continued late into the night via a silent disco-style after-party.

The couple also rocked matching denim jackets at some point, too, following the trend led by Kaley Cuoco and tons of other non-celeb brides before her.

But our FAVORITE part of the day hassss to be the fact that Hil and her hubs shocked ALL of their guests with a Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers-style tap dance choreographed by Chloe Arnold to Moby’s “In My Heart.” The couple that dances together, stays together, right?!?!

Hilary to Vogue about tapping following tying-the-knot

"I doubt we completely pulled off the modern-day version of Fred and Ginger, but we had fun, and our family and friends seemed to enjoy it. We prepared for it with the stellar and unparalleled Chloe Arnold and shocked ourselves and our guests by not stepping on each other’s toes!”

Hilary Swank and Philip Schneider Tap Dancing At WeddingPhoto Credit:

We don’t have a video of Hilary’s tap dance yet. Hoping someone will post it (maybe a guest, although they didn’t seem to have a hashtag on Insta) soon … PLEASEEEEEEE!!

But until then, let’s just get you inspired by some of the best wedding choreographed dances we’ve seen (including a few epic tap numbaaaas)...

Anderson Wedding Jive Dance

Devon & Nicole Maroon 5 Wedding Dance

Hannah & Jason Wedding Dance

Kyle & Nicole’s Amazing Wedding Dance

Wedding Tap Dance - Mumford and Sons - Lover of the Light

Sean and Leslie's Wedding Tap Dance

Bride Puts a Spell Magician Groom During First Dance

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