Yesterday I blogged about a beautiful moment between a father and a daughter during a wedding- when a father walks his daughter down the aisle to her awaiting husband. Today, I'm excited to blog about my absolute favorite moment in a wedding: the father-daughter dance. I always feel like a fool at weddings at this time because I'm almost always tearing up behind my camera. I just love this special moment between a daughter and her father. I remember being so nervous before me and Tony's wedding. I wasn't worried about getting married- I was worried about melting down during the father-daughter dance. I was certain I wasn't going to be able to make it through it. I expected to have my face buried in my dad's shoulder the whole time. I picked the song, "I loved her first" by Heartland and every time I heard it on the radio, I'd start to weep uncontrollably. I knew that if I saw my dad get teary that I would lose it. Thankfully, somehow we both held it together and it was a memory I'll have for the rest of my life.
Below is the best moment captured during me and my father's dance. The focus is on my mom looking at me and my dad dancing. How special is this? I cannot tell you how many times I've tried to recreate this photo in other people's weddings because I know this picture is one of my favorites. Here'a a public service announcement for all future brides and grooms out there: Mothers are usually running around trying to make everyone happy during the wedding and reception. Please tell your mother's to sit and relax! Especially during moments like this. In fact, tell EVERYONE to SD & SU (shit down and shut up) during these moments. Don't worry about feeling foolish or embarrassed either- take the time to truly treasure this moment.
Some brides pick fast-paced songs for their dance, others pick a slow song. Whatever the music, the moments captured can speak a thousand words, and sometimes, the moments captured will render you speechless. Enjoy some of the many moments Mak Rabbitt has captured. There are so many pictures I had to choose from. Every moment between a daughter and her father is priceless. Absolutely priceless.