Fathers & Brides | Happy Father’s Day!
I’m excited to share more photos of brides and dads in honor of Father’s Day tomorrow! Did you see all the father/daughter dances that I posted yesterday? If not, check it out. Today I’m sharing a wide variety of photos in a chronological look at the wedding day. First up, brides and dads going to the wedding ceremony!
One of the biggest roles a dad might fill at a wedding is walking the bride down the aisle. At Riverside on the Potomac, there is a long set of steps and then a long aisle. At this wedding, the bride’s dad, who has some mobility challenges, waits for her at the bottom of the steps. Her mom walked with the bride down the steps, which was quite sweet.
After the walk down this aisle, L looks at her groom for the first time while her dad contains his emotion by focusing on the preacher.
Sometimes at Jewish weddings the bride is walked to the ceremony by both parents!
The end of the processional lends itself to some emotional moments, and candid photos.
Another common Jewish tradition during the wedding ceremony is for the couple to be wrapped in a tallis, or shawl. This can be done by anyone you chose, and here the bride and groom had their dads do it.
Dads will often give welcome remarks or a toast at the wedding. This is often a great time for candid wedding photos of the bride laughing and crying.
Sometimes the toast giver needs a moment to compose himself too.
And sometimes the father of the bride is no longer with us, but there are great ways to honor him.
Check back tomorrow when I’ll be sharing my final Father’s Day photos with dads I’ve been lucky enough to work with more than once!