That moment when a bride and groom walk down the aisle together for the first time is absolutely a touching moment, but everyone knows the wedding tradition you really need to pull out the tissues for is the father-daughter dance. Whether they sway to Bruce Springsteen’s “When You Need Me” or Stevie Wonder’s “Isn’t She Lovely,” it’s a touching moment that can make even the grumpiest of uncles shed a tear. But what about if you and your dad have a more playful relationship? No need to amp up the drama just because tradition says so. If you’re interested in a fun, alternative way to share a moment with your pops on your wedding day take a look at what this bride and her dad decided to do.
The bride, Kandice has always been a bit of tomboy. She played football at age six, went on to shine in track and soccer and eventually became an engineer in the auto industry. So when the time came for her father-daughter dance, her dad Jim decided to surprise her with a different idea. The dance started out quite traditional, Jim and Kandice swayed to Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World,” but after just a few seconds he stopped and backed up as a confidant walked on the dance floor to hand them both baseball mitts. The dance then quickly turned into a good, old-fashioned game of catch.
The idea certainly isn’t the norm, but it’s what suited Kandice and her dad best. So whether you opt to dance to a tear-jerking song or turn the time into a sporting event, the tradition is really just about finding a way to celebrate that special dad + daughter bond in whatever way works for you.
Did you have a non-traditional father-daughter dance? Share what you did with us in the comments below.