On a day already filled with emotion, the father-daughter dance has got to be one of the top tear-inducing moments! Traditionally, the father-daughter dance would take place before the bride and groom dance, with the father handing off his daughter to her new husband. Today, however, it usually takes place after the couple’s first dance, the old notion of being “given away” evolving into something far more special. For many, the father-daughter dance is a poignant expression of the bride’s relationship with her father. As the father and daughter dance together on the dance floor, it symbolizes a last dance before the bride leaves her family behind to start her own. The dance’s bittersweet nature can make even the most stoic among us cry as the bride literally dances into her new life!
image via Style Me Pretty by Cathy and David Photography
You know you want to look good for your first dance as a couple on the dance floor. The problem is, when you try to picture your first foray as husband and wife, you draw a blank. Or maybe just the image of the two of you swaying in place is a recurring dream that you just can’t shake.
What you need is a little inspiration to get the creative juices flowing!
I’ve compiled a few images from some couples known to have rocked the dance floor on the silver screen. Before long, you’ll have a song picked out and maybe even have practiced a few steps together.
For more inspiration, check out all our first dances!
Top row left to right: Dirty Dancing, The King and I, Titanic
Bottom row left to right: Scent of a Woman, Swingtime, Grease
Well, we already went, but I couldn’t resist!
A little off the beaten path, let’s take a break from brides and music to see what my OTHER passion is!
In late January, we took a week to go down to Disney in Orlando. It was the second time visiting Disney for our 9 and 6 year-olds, but the first for our 3 year-old. Get ready for some cuteness…I had the worst time choosing only a few pics from the over 3,000 we took!
We all enjoyed ourselves immensely, though it was far from a vacation for Mom and Dad. We spent the entire week chasing three kids around the park all day!
Throughout the day and once we got the kids to bed, I still returned phone calls and emails. As an entrepreneur, it’s nearly impossible to take vacations, but I will leave the area once in awhile. I am always glad when I do!