The official video is a comedic reenactment of Lowe's marriage to Carlene Carter
, who plays herself in the clip.
The couple were married on August 18, 1979 after Lowe had just finished a tour with his band Rockpile. Figuring he could kill two birds with one stone, Lowe made the wedding the theme of the video, and used some actual footage of the event, turning his wedding day into a video shoot (although aren't they all, sort of?). The day before, director Chuck Statler shot staged footage of Lowe preparing for the nuptials and Rockpile performing the song outside of the Tropicana Hotel in Los Angeles, where the reception was held.
The wedding took place at Carlene's house in Hollywood. Guests at the wedding show up in the clip - you can spot Carter's stepsister Rosanne Cash sitting on the couch.
Carter and Lowe toured together in 1982, opening for The Cars, with both singers sharing the same band. The couple divorced in 1990.