10 Favorite Father-Daughter Moments From Real Weddings

Posted by Caitlin on Jun 13, 2014


Photo: Vitaly M Photography

There’s no doubt that your photographer will capture some of the most memorable father-daughter moments together on your wedding day, including the first look, walk down the aisle, giving away, and dance. Whether he is the strong and silent type or the touching and tearful type, we get it. There’s no one that knows you better than dear old dad. Check out our slideshow of favorites here. Tip: Have your tissues ready-to-go!


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Kelly and Tom were married at Knollwood Country Club in Granada Hills, Calif. on February 8. “Not only was our venue located on a beautiful garden making, but also it was large enough for everyone to fit comfortably,” Kelly said. “So many other venues we’d seen had advertised maximum capacity at a number far greater than what I believed could actually fit. It also had a rain plan (it was winter, after all), and in my opinion, didn’t overcharge us.” The bride wore a sweetheart mermaid wedding gown with a beaded bodice, accessorized with a chapel-length veil, while the groom wore a black suit, accessorized with a gold tie. Bridesmaids wore long satin gray dresses and carried bouquets of roses, hydrangeas, and calla lilies. “The moment right before I walked down the aisle, my dad whispered, ‘You’ve made the right choice. Many marriages fail because they didn’t make the right choice. You did, kiddo,'” she said. “And that’s when this poised go-get-’em bride lost it.” After the vows were said and done, the newlyweds kissed! Notice the fist pump? The reception followed inside the ballroom decorated with rhinestone vase centerpieces atop mirrors, picture frame numbers, and floating candles. The most sentimental details of all? “The nods to mom,” Kelly said. “I incorporated the day to feel the presence of my mom, who passed away when I was 14. They included, fastening her wedding ring to my bouquet, taking our vows in the rose garden like the one she nurtured, having her carrot cake recipe as a layer of our wedding cake . . . and playing the song ‘When I’m 64’ by the Beatles as my parents did at their wedding.”

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Photography: Katrina Jayne Photography | Venue: Knollwood Country Club | Dress Designer: Wtoo from Lovella Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses: Kay’s Bridal | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Ceremony Musicians: Adagio Strings | Cake: Jaqkis Cake Creations | Hair and Makeup Artist: Dee Zamora | DJ: Dave Mancini