Offbeat Video

By Charlotte Nisbet

Two newlyweds have been caught sumo wrestling one another for their first dance.

Abigail and Jay-Lee Lashbrook, both 26, tied the knot earlier this month [May 9] and decided to surprise their guests with a unique twist to the traditional first dance.

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With their bridesmaids and groomsmen dressed as superheroes around the dance floor, the video clip shows the couple entering the room wearing sumo wrestling suits.

Abigail and Jay-Lee then begin wrestling one another in a bid to knock each other over while wearing their gigantic costumes.

The mum-of-three, from Exmouth, Devon, said: “We’re not a romantic couple so we knew after booking it in January that we didn’t want a traditional first dance.

“Jay-Lee then decided we should dress up as sumo wrestlers and we spent £125 on hiring the suits from a fancy dress shop.

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“We didn’t tell anyone about our plan apart from the bridesmaids and groomsmen so everyone was really surprised.

“It was hilarious watching all of our guests reactions as we entered the room in the sumo costumes.

“We asked our DJ to play the song Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas as we fought each other.

“It was hilarious but after one minute I was knackered as it was so tiring wearing the heavy suit and trying to get off the floor.”

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Abigail and Jay-Lee who have three children, Riley, 10, Tyler, six, and Elsie, three, said their wedding day was perfect and that they hope to inspire other couples to try something different for their first dance.

Abigail, a carer, said: “We were both nervous about doing a first dance when we booked our big day in January this year so we decided almost straight away that we wouldn’t do the normal slow dance.

“Jay-Lee chose the theme of us being dressed up as sumo wrestlers and I just went along with his plan.

“It was so funny but our daughter, Elsie, did start crying at the end as she thought we were having a real fight.

“The dance was definitely the main surprise for our guests on our wedding day.

“I wish we could do it all over again.”


Song: I’m off the deep end by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper