It took me a while to come up with the perfect song to play when I danced with my father at my wedding… First I asked him for any suggestions he had: “Stairway to Heaven. Obviously.” Clearly this was not going to be the best way to go about finding the perfect song…
So, I did a bit of google searching, but continued to come up empty handed. All the songs I found were love songs that “worked” as father/daughter songs, but none of them felt like the right ones for me and my dad… The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra and You Are the Sunshine of My Life by Stevie Wonder are two perfect examples… Beautiful songs that would be sweet father/daughter songs, but I just couldn’t get over the fact that they really are love songs, you know?
There was one on the radio during the time of my search that I really liked and that was actually about a father/daughter relationship: Darius Rucker’s It Won’t Be Like This For Long, cute even if it is technically a country song, right? Now, don’t get me wrong, I love me a good country song, but there are people out there that aren’t fans, and while I know the father/daughter dance is really just for me and my dad, I wanted those around us to smile and enjoy it too. Anyway, on top of the country-ness, it seemed kind of sad in a way since he’s talking about his daughter and how he knows he should savor the time he has with her when she’s young because one day she’ll get married and move away… I mean, I didn’t want my dad to be a sad mess on the dance floor!
Then I found it. THE song. It was perfect – fun, definitely about a father/daughter relationship, and so sweet: Daughter by Loudon Wainwright. How cute is this song? And totally me and my dad.
The best part of this whole story is that my dad was chatting me up the whole time we danced and he didn’t even hear the song! haha. Well, my mom did and said it was one of the sweetest, most emotional parts of the whole day…
Well, daddy, here you go – take a listen and enjoys these pictures of us from the wedding… I love you! xx
Note: all of these pictures of from wedding guests – didn’t they do a great job?!