Monday, June 8, 2009

dancin' with your daddy

I guess because I've been thinking of Father's Day, coming up in a few weeks, I wanted to write this post...

One of the most special traditions of your wedding reception is the dance with your father and "his little girl". He's watched you grow into a beautiful, independent, young woman and has been there for you all along the way.
This is when George Banks, in "Father of the Bride", flashes back to when he was playing basketball out on the driveway with his daughter in braces, now the bride-to-be. When I watch that movie now, it makes me tear up.

Of course you and your dad may already have a special song, but... if you need to find one for the big dance, here are a few songs to think about...

Bob Carlisle's Butterfly Kisses is one of the all-time favorites. The message is loved by dads and daughters alike and the tempo makes dancing easy.

When Angels Fly
, new to the typical list of father-daughter wedding songs, is performed by Tony Ransom & The Heavenly Light Orchestra. It is inspiring and memorable.

I Loved Her First
by the country/pop group Heartland, is a song that will melt the heart of daughter, father and every onlooker.

Through the Years by Kenny Rogers is a timeless song of love that's a little bit country, but so sweet and memorable.

How Sweet it is to be Loved by You
... the James Taylor classic is a great choice! Many dads remember it from their youth and that makes it a lot of fun to dance to.

The Way You Look Tonight, an old Frank Sinatra tune (with the Count Basie orchestra) is a wonderful dad and daughter dance number. It has a fun beat and is well crafted for a little swing dancing.

ou can't listen to Natalie Cole's version of her father's hit Unforgettable without feeling the warm affection between a father and a daughter, and it's slow and easy to dance to as well.

Billy Joel in, Goodnight My Angel, sings a lullaby to his daughter making it a special tender dance song for fathers and daughters.

Amy Grant's performance of My Father's Eyes is sweet and soulful and will be loved by both you and your dad.

Your wedding is such a special day for the whole family, a time of change and new beginnings, and memories of all those who've been important in your life.

What was your FD dance song, do you remember?


  1. Great songs. I missed out on my Father Daughter dance, since my dad died a few years before I got married. He met my boyfriend (at the time) and I think he approved.

    These selections are great.

    I can't wait to see what you come up with for our next contest! and hope all is well!

  2. Love the picture!! It is one of my favorites ;)