Fathers often are the silent sentry of a wedding. Calm, steady and always ready with an arm to escort their daughter down the aisle.
That processional moment can be a doozy for dads. Seeing their daughter for the first time in a stunning gown? And there are plenty of nerves jingling, thinking about escorting her up the aisle to her waiting groom.
The emotions — and tears — can flow.
That’s why we love first looks with fathers. It’s a special moment, usually just before the wedding ceremony, when a dad gets to see his daughter, give her one last hug and kiss before she becomes a married woman, and let feelings flow in a more private setting.
Take Megan and her father, Mark. Megan couldn’t wait to show off her ensemble to her dad just before the ceremony at Grand Geneva earlier this year. As , and as expected, tears of joy fell as the two embraced. Once the waterworks slowed, Megan’s mom, Darlene, joined, and a tight, loving hug was just the ticket to set this bride walking confidently down the aisle. And the moment gave Mark time to gather his thoughts and excitement.
So, if you know your father might need a little extra time to take it all in, schedule a first look with him. And if you do, here are a few tips on making the most of that moment:
What if a father first look isn’t in the plan? You can also show off your amazing ensemble to your attendants and, of course, to your groom. Planning a big reveal to those closest to you is a wonderful moment of joy and excitement. So, definitely consider it when crafting your perfect wedding timeline.
We hope you enjoy watching a few of these fabulous Father First Looks from our Sweet Pea weddings, and don’t hesitate to comment, email or call if you have questions about a first look with your dad.
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