Elderly Couples Dance to Their Wedding Songs

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Even if you hate Valentine's Day -- that's understandable -- the latest video from the music collective cdza will melt your heart. Into a gooey little puddle. Four married couples share witty and sincere observations about life and love: Mike and Frances (married in 1942), Peter and Kenneth (2010), Irving and Sonny (1947), and Bernette and Sy (2012, after they met on JDate), all from the Whitney Bryant and Brookdale Senior Living center in New York City. And they dance to their wedding songs, performed by cdza with singer Britney Coleman.

"We can't dance together. We're both good dancers, but we cannot dance together because we don't concentrate on dancing!" Mike says, chuckling. "We get too close together, let's put it that way," Frances interrupts. Their love is a mystery to them, though. "I still don't know why she married me," Mike says, "but it was the greatest thing that ever happened to me." 

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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg's work in media spans documentary television, advertising, and print. As a producer in the Viewer Created Content division of Al Gore's Current TV, she acquired and produced short documentaries by independent filmmakers around the world. Post-Current, she worked as a producer and strategist at Urgent Content, developing consumer-created and branded nonfiction campaigns for clients including Cisco, Ford, and GOOD Magazine. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University, where she was co-creator and editor in chief of H BOMB Magazine.

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