So, Brian and I have been married for one week now… wow!Â I have a husband!Â We’re down in Huatulco, Mexico for our honeymoon, but I wanted show you a picture from the wedding – I can’t wait to share all the details with you!
This picture was taken by my cousin – what a perfect shot!
With everything behind me (how crazy is that?!), one of the moments I remember most vividly from my wedding is dancing with my dad…
It took me a while to come up with the perfect song to play when I danced with my father at my weddingâ€¦ First I asked him for any suggestions he had: â€œStairway to Heaven. Obviously.â€ Clearly this was not going to be the best way to go about finding the perfect songâ€¦
So, I did a bit of google searching, but continued to come up empty handed. All the songs I found were love songs that â€œworkedâ€ as father/daughter songs, but none of them felt like the right ones for me and my dadâ€¦ The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra and You Are the Sunshine of My Life by Stevie Wonder are two perfect examplesâ€¦ Beautiful songs that would be sweet father/daughter songs, but I just couldnâ€™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 Ruckerâ€™s It Wonâ€™t Be Like This For Long, cute even if it is technically a country song, right? Now, donâ€™t get me wrong, I love me a good country song, but there are people out there that arenâ€™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 heâ€™s talking about his daughter and how he knows he should savor the time he has with her when sheâ€™s young because one day sheâ€™ll get married and move awayâ€¦ I mean, I didnâ€™t want my dad to be a sad mess on the dance floor!
Then I found it. THE song. It was perfect â€“ 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 didnâ€™t even hear the song! haha. Well, my mom did and said it was one of the sweetest, most emotional parts of the whole dayâ€¦
Well, daddy, here you go â€“ take a listen and enjoys these pictures of us from the weddingâ€¦ I love you! xx