I think a lot of dads can relate to George Banks in Father of the Bride. No matter how old I am, my dad still thinks I’m this little girl.
Over the course of planning, my dad brought up lots of old memories from my childhood and I could tell he really couldn’t believe his “baby” was getting married. I struggled with finding the perfect song for us.
I had been deciding between a few song choices, but we ended up picking something completely different. I had read a post by Mrs. Lamb and she mentioned how she and her dad were supposed to dance to Steve Kirwan’s My Little Girl. I had never heard it before and I fell in love. The lyrics were absolutely perfect, but I still wanted to give Starfish Dad a choice, so I played him a few options. I asked him which was his favorite, he said he liked Steve Kirwan’s My Little Girl, but I could pick whichever I like. I was excited and exclaimed, “that’s my favorite too!”
So on the wedding day, Starfish Dad and I had our dance.
We talked and laughed our way through the entire song.
Then it was time for my husband to dance with his mom. MIL Starfish told us what she wanted right from the beginning. She wanted to dance with Mr. Starfish to Rascall Flatts’ My Wish.
Seeing them was one of my favorite memories of the reception.
As I watched my new husband dance with his mother, all I could do was smile. The two of them were beaming with happiness.
FMIL Starfish sang the entire song to Mr. S, it was beautiful. They swayed, she sang, and Mr. Starfish was smiling the entire time.
There are some traditions that just never go out of style.
Do you plan on having parent dances? What have you chosen for your songs?
All photos by David Bibeault