Some of the most memorable moments that occur during a wedding can happen between a bride and her father. Traditionally, weddings were the symbolic celebration of a family (particularly the father) of the bride handing her over into the care of her new spouse. It was a way to show that as the bride leaves behind her family, she joins with her husband in order to create a new one. While most modern couples no longer hold to these older formalities and roles, weddings can still create very powerful and emotional moments between the father and bride.
If you want to honor these cherished moments, we’ve got you covered! The main ones that are usually photographed during a wedding are the walk down the aisle and the father’s speech during the reception. But there’s other ways to give dad have a role at your wedding. Letting him help with getting ready is a cute idea – we love the thought of him slipping on the bride’s shoes. Or have a first look with dad, too! Separate from the first look with your spouse, the first look with a father can be just as magical and photo-worthy. Another idea we love is the father daughter dance during the reception. However you decide to incorporate your father into your wedding, it will be a memorable experience for all.
Photo 1, 3, 8: Katrina & Andrew Photography | Photo 2: KolorPHX Photographic Co. | Photo 4: Ashley Rae Photography | Photo 5: Innovative Photos | Photo 6: DePoy Studios | Photo 7: Minson Weddings | Photo 9: Ben & Kelly Photography | Photo 10: Jane in the Woods