5 Touching Father of the Bride Moments

The wedding day! It’s such a fun day, but sometimes we aren’t prepared for the emotions that will occur between the father of the bride and his daughter. Brides spend so much time planning the details and the budget and making sure that things are just so – have you ever thought about how you’ll actually FEEL? So much happiness and love goes around at your wedding.

But there are also some bittersweet moments as well, and one of those is between a father and a daughter. You’ve been his little girl all your life, and now he’s letting another man step in – it’s happy and sad at the same time as the proverbial torch is passed. Today, in honor of Father’s Day on Sunday, I wanted to share a few emotional father of the bride moments with you from past events on our blog.

Happy Father’s Day to all of the dads out there and enjoy these father of the bride moments!

How emotional is this shot? Both the bride and her dad tear up and get emotional about the big day. It’s something both daddy and his little girl dream about, and it is such a meaningful time.

See this lovely winery wedding in full by Allison Maxwell Photography here.

A secret garden wedding was accompanied by a sweet, secluded moment between the father of the bride and his daughter. I love it when a bride makes a special effort to be with her dad on her big day – small moments that will reign big in the mind of her father as you will see in this full wedding here.

Photo by Kam Goodrich Photography

This next one is so touching! A father covering his face due to seeing how lovely his daughter is in her gown. How fun is this look of surprise and awe – and I can see the emotion is his eyes!

Chic Hotel Wedding as seen on Hill CIty Bride Wedding Blog - father of the bridee

See this chic hotel wedding photographed by Vness Photography in full here.

This next bride chose to give her dad a special gift always confirming that she would be his little girl. It’s a photo frame with a sentiment and one of her bridal portraits. What a thoughtful gift for the father of the bride!

View this full wedding by Jason Jarvis Photography here.

Last, but not least, is this adorable photo of a dad in surprise at how gorgeous his daughter is! A sense of overwhelm is followed by a loving hug between a dad and his daughter. How touching!

See this full wedding by Rebecca Keeling Studios here.

Wow! Lots of emotion, right? I love them all! If you are looking for gifts for your dad on the big day check here, and we also have a father/daughter dance playlist.

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