First look with dads- Yay or Nay???
Ya’ll I have to admit I am a daddy’s girl! Now my mama is my best friend , but a girl still needs her daddy. Now saying that, I didn’t technically have a “First Look” with my dad. I wished I had! It wasn’t a “thing” 10 years ago and I so wish it had been!
This new tradition is one that I absolutely LOVE!!! I think it is tender, sweet and so thoughtful. Typically, a daddy is a girls first love. I can remember sitting on the sink watching my Daddy shave and thinking I want to marry my daddy. LOL I think most little girls feel that way because they feel safe and loved. I obviously figured out that I couldn’t marry my dad because , well he is my dad. So I found a man that was similar and loved me the way my dad taught me a man should love his wife, unconditionally.
The father/daughter first look is so sweet because it gives respect to the place the father holds. I think I finally understand now that I have a daughter… the relationship between father and daughter is just as special and unique as the relationship between mother and son.
Giving the daddy the opportunity to be the first one to see the bride, that he is giving away is such a precious moment. Plus we all know most men do not want to be seen being emotional. This allows both parties time to process emotions and visit freely with out an audience. Dads will have time to really take it all in and swipe a few tears should they escape. It gives you time to share your final thoughts and give any advice before the rush of things begin. The best way I can describe it is just a tender moment.
It is totally OK if you do not want a first look!!!! Some people want the element of surprise and that is great!! There is not right or wrong way. Unfortunately some Brides don’t have there dads present , so any man that has been there for you or even your mama if that is who you are closest to… either way you choose to go, it will be memorable and beautiful! I encourage each bride and groom to make this their day to honor their own love story and the families they have supporting them as they walk this new journey together.
Always remember this is YOUR day and you get to make the call on how it goes!! It will be the BEST DAY EVER!!!! :)
Here are a few of my favorite Father / Daughter First Looks:
I love this photo as Ashley was heading into the Sanctuary where her dad was waiting. The entire bridal party was trying so hard to get a glimpse of his reaction!! LOL
I specifically remember getting home and uploading these images and getting so teary eyed as I found this sequence. The tender love shown here is just precious and perfect!!
This next one really gets me too! I think I cry at every First Look with Dad!!! ( Well I get misty eyed at least) LOL
Yall this one gets me every time!!! * Sniff Sniff!
I love how father and daughter are talking and dad is really taking in the dress and complimenting his girl!! So incredibly sweet !!!!
Well now I am going to have to go grab a tissue because this just makes my heart happy!!!!
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