PaC Man & Wife: In My Life

Given the post title, you can probably surmise that “In My Life” won out as our father-daughter dance song. Daddy PaC and I have too much fondness for The Beatles to dance to anyone else. Lyrically and sentimentally, “In My Life” made the most sense. Dancing to this song just felt right. Because of my dad’s misgivings about the tempo, Mr. PaC and I did a quick demo to show that it needed no choreography, just a general idea of how we’d move. All I had to do was follow Daddy PaC’s lead.


A proud Daddy PaC leading me onto the dance floor. (My grandmother and two aunts are framed underneath our arms.)


I’d learned a thing or two from the first dance, namely, try not to step back onto my dress. I couldn’t get away with doing it twice without falling on my face. Daddy PaC and I did pretty good for just a few minutes of practice. And were able to carry on a conversation while dancing!



When the tempo changed, we did spins. That was my beautifully simple solution. Since we know the song by heart, we anticipated the change and Daddy PaC easily lead me into a new step. For no formal lessons, he did a great job!




(Guest photos: above two photos)

The heart-melting photo below says it all. Easily in my top three! Get out your hankies, ladies!


Every daughter wants her dad to look at her this way.

We finished our dance with an elegant spin…


…and gave the dance floor to Mr. PaC and his mom. The mother-son song was Tom Petty’s “Wildflowers,” chosen by him and approved by his mom. He is a big Petty fan (his birthday surprise a month later was a concert), and the sailing lyrics resonated with both of them.



They chatted and laughed—boy did they ever laugh! His mom has a distinctive and contagious laugh. My best memory of their dance was of her laughing over and over, head thrown back (see below photo).


We have no idea what was so funny. Chalk it up to the joy of the day!


(Guest photo)


As the last bits of guitar melody faded, DJ Z invited our guests to storm the dance floor for a high-energy dance set! Those photos are up next!

(all photos by Heather Fowler Photography, unless otherwise noted)


Catch up on our PaC recaps!

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Mrs. Pain au Chocolat

Wilmington, DE
Wedding Date:
June 2011
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  1. sunhat Bee
    sunhat 1453 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:53 pm

    Such sweet pics of you and your dad!

  2. mstreasure Bee
    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:07 pm

    My dad and I also danced to In My Life! Excellent choice. 🙂

  3. mspony Bee
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 1:39 pm

    Aw, that photo really does melt your heart, such sweet photos!

  4. mswallaby Bee
    mswallaby 2070 posts, Buzzing bee @ 2:23 pm

    Love that song! How sweet!

  5. painauchocolat Bee
    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:30 pm

    @Mrs. Sunhat: Thanks! I love revisiting these photos, even a year and a half after our wedding. (OMG, has it been that long?!)

    @Mrs. Treasure: Hey lady, you have great taste! 😉 Looking forward to that recap of yours.

    @Mrs. Pony: It’s in those moments that you realize how much your dad loves you, always has, and would sacrifice for you. In the moment, I may not have appreciated this moment fully but because of this picture, I can – always.

    @Miss Wallaby: Thanks! It was just the right tone for our father-daughter dance.

  6. mstoadstool Bee
    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:19 am

    OMG that picture of your dad looking at you made me tear up, that picture all by itself, so beautiful.

  7. painauchocolat Bee
    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 4:02 pm

    @Miss Toadstool: Awww, thanks! Our photographer did a great job being there for all the “moments”!

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