On her wedding day, there are two love stories on a bride’s mind. One is the sheer excitement of being united with her groom. While the other is of a bond that has been forming since she was born — the one between she and her Dad.
And there’s something about when a father sees his daughter as a bride for the first time — that tells us he feels the same way.
If you watch closely, this precious bond will bring tears to your eyes. Admittedly, we are still wiping away our own from many precious father and daughter first looks.
“You fathers will understand,” recalls George Banks in Father of the Bride. “You have a little girl. An adorable little girl who looks up to you and adores you in a way you could never have imagined. I remember how her little hand used to fit inside mine.”
The anticipation, the look, the love — a sweet moment for brides and their Dads. And while it is a bittersweet moment, it’s sweet to know that a daughter’s wedding day is the start of a new bond with her Dad — not the end.
To all the Dads out there who still remember your little girl’s hand fitting perfectly inside your own, Happy Father’s Day!