Hawkily Ever After: Dancing with Daddy Hawk

Although I had the best intentions not to cry, there was no fighting the tears back when it came time to dance with Daddy Hawk. Working with my DOC/DJ Liz, we created a special surprise recording to the beginning of our song.  While I had already made the recording and knew what I said, nothing could have prepared me for hearing it for the first time and seeing my father’s reaction.

“Nothing Can Change This Love” by Sam Cooke with Hawk intro:






My special message received plenty of applause and tears from our guests. Luckily the remainder of the dance was mostly tear free.









It could not have been a more perfect moment for Daddy Hawk and me.

Did you/do you think you will get emotional during the parent dances?

All photos by Valerie Demo Photography, Mix created by Liz Daley


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Mrs. Hawk

Richmond, VA
Wedding Date:
May 2012
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    viewfrmhere 333 posts, Helper bee @ 2:13 pm

    What a brilliant idea! Beautiful.

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    BookishBelle 1629 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:19 pm

    Ahhh that’s my Daddy Dance song too, I haven’t really seen anybody else use it yet :)

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    Missido 813 posts, Busy bee @ 2:33 pm

    Beautiful, sniff :*) Great idea.

  4. scepter Member
    scepter 333 posts, Helper bee @ 2:54 pm

    So cute! Love this song, but your intro adds such a beautiful touch

  5. graywolf Member
    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 3:46 pm

    what a great idea! it would have never occurred to me and its so sweet.

  6. panda Member
    Mrs. Panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:30 pm

    what a beautiful moment

  7. painauchocolat Member
    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 4:57 pm

    Awww, Mrs. Hawk – you are more adorable than words can describe! Love these father-daughter moments.

  8. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 5:01 pm

    I can’t listen to your clip for some reason, but your photos are so sweet!!

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    radishtime 316 posts, Helper bee @ 7:18 pm

    I confess, I started crying hearing the song and your intro. Totally stealing this idea!

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    bridesmomma 476 posts, Helper bee @ 8:04 pm

    Your intro was really, really sweet! I bet your dad (& guests) loved hearing your message to your dad! :-)

  11. honey Member
    honey 1684 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:45 am

    Oh my, this is the sweetest father-daughter dance ever! The second picture is just beautiful! Thank you for sharing :)

  12. coyote Member
    coyote 1963 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:17 pm

    TEARS!! This was so, so beautiful. I love your intro and I love this song.

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