What can you expect at the wedding of a magician and his bride? Some illusion, of course. 


Justin Willman and Jillian Sipkins did away with the typical first wedding dance and instead pulled something out of their bag of tricks. Because Willman is a professional magician, this wasn't such a tall task. The two wed on Sept. 6, 2015, in Malibu, Calif., in full display of their many friends and family. The video of their trickery-filled dance landed on YouTube on Sept. 10 and has since been viewed nearly 12 million times.
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For their first dance together as a married couple, Willman and Sipkins set their routine to Screamin' Jay Hawkins' "I Put a Spell on You." Hawkins originally penned the song back in 1949 as a ballad, but it was later rerecorded and given more of a rock 'n' roll vibe, according to AllMusic. Thanks to the catchy backdrop of the song paired with Hawkins' gravelly voice, the tune has yet to go out of style.

With a well-thought-out, choreographed performance like the one you'll see below, we can only assume that it requires some intense preparation. Especially this number, because it combines both a little bit of dance and some serious illusion. There's no indication as to whether or not the couple took lessons to prepare for the first dance, but based on how well the performance goes, we're willing to bet they had a fair share of practice.

In the YouTube description, Willman calls attention to his father: "If you can manage to take your eyes off Jillian, check out my dad's reaction to the 'big move' at the end. Priceless." We also encourage you to keep your eyes on his father — the guy knows how to have a good time! In fact, it's pretty entertaining to watch all the guests' reactions as the bride and groom pull off stunt after stunt. You might just be asking yourself how they pulled it off. 

It's not uncommon for soon-to-be newlyweds to take dance lessons in order to prepare for their first dance together, especially considering all eyes are on them. Since Willman is a professional magician, it's likely that he was the teacher and Sipkins was his student. Based on the end result, it seems that she paid attention. This is some of the most impressive wedding dance choreography we've come across.

In addition to his interest in illusion, Willman has hosted a number of different shows on the Food Network. Sipkins is a huge fan of photography and much of her work can be seen on her blog. The couple lives in Los Angeles.