Sunday, June 21, 2009

In Honor of Father's Day and All of the Special Men in our Lives

We hope everyone is having a wonderful Father's Day with their fathers, grandfathers, husbands, and other special men in their lives. A special Happy Father's Day goes out to our own fathers as well as some of our past clients who are celebrating their first Father's Day together! :)

In honor of Father's Day, we'll share some ideas of songs to use for father/daughter wedding dances. Doing a father/daughter and mother/son dance is a tradition that is still very commonly done at weddings these days. We have seen some variations of it, such as both of these dances together at the same time, or a bride dancing with her step-father, grandfather, or brother. Having a dance like this is just a wonderful way to acknowledge the impact this special man has had on your life. Brides often struggle with finding the perfect song that represents their relationship, so here is a list from that will hopefully help in the decision. I like this list because it has the classic weddings songs but it also lists some newer or lesser-known songs and divides it up by genre. Whether you are looking for some smooth r&b, an emotional love song, or an upbeat oldies hit, this list has many options for the perfect father/daughter dance.
(photo from one of our past weddings at the Sandpearl Resort by Limelight Photography... and scroll down to the bottom to see a few more great father/daughter moments from our past weddings!)

Folk and Indie Father Daughter Dance Songs

Father and Daughter – Paul Simon
Daughter – Loudon Wainwright III
Gracie – Ben Folds

Rock/Pop Father Daughter Dance Songs

Sweet Child o' Mine – Sheryl Crow
Daughters – John Mayer
I'll Stand By You - The Pretenders
How You've Grown - 10,000 Maniacs
You Got It – Roy Orbison
Thank You – Led Zeppelin.
Dancing on Daddy's Shoes - Leon Redbone.

R & B and Jazz Father Daughter Dance Songs

That's How Strong My Love Is Otis Redding
Stand By Me – Ben E. King
Sunshine of My Life – Stevie Wonder
Daddy – Beyonce

Country Father Daughter Dance Songs

I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack
Through the Years – Kenny Rogers
Do I Make You Proud – Taylor Hicks
There'll You'll Be – Faith Hill
I Loved Her First – Heartland

Classic Father Daughter Dance Songs

Unforgettable by Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole
Sunrise, Sunset from Fiddler on the Roof
My Girl – The Temptations
Butterfly Kisses – Bob Carlisle
The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra or Tony Bennett
Isn't She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

Some great father/
daughter moments from some of our past weddings... photo 1. Amanda and her father by Jason Angelini Photography; photo 2. Stacey being given away by Carrie of Studio Blu Images; photo 3. A funny moment between Amy and her father, by Joelle of Socialite Studios; Lauren's father escorting her down the aisle by Jason Angelini Photgraphy.

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