Monday, April 30, 2012

Monday's Montage: The Father Daughter Dance

The father daughter dance is such a sweet and special tradition. Some fathers and daughters have a perfect song that means something to them or represents their relationship. If you don’t already have a song in mind for your father daughter dance, here is a list of some favorites that are often used because they fit the occasion so well. The songs are sentimental and sweet, and the lyrics have been carefully inspected for their relatedness to a father-daughter relationship, or to the sentiments of your wedding day, between a father and daughter.

As – Stevie Wonder
Blessed – Elton John
Butterfly Kisses – Bob Carlisle
Child of Mine – Carole King
Cinderella – Stephen Curtis Chapman
Daddy’s Hands – Holly Dunn
Daddy’s Little Girl – Al Martino or Michael Buble
Daughter – Loudon Wainwright III
Don’t Know Much – Linda Rondstadt and Aaron Neville
Father And Daughter – Paul Simon
Father’s Eyes – Amy Grant
Forever Young – Rod Stewart
God Only Knows – The Beach Boys
Goodnight My Angel – Billy Joel
Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison or Rod Stewart
How Sweet It Is – Marvin Gaye or James Taylor

I Hope You Dance – Leann Womack
I Loved Her First – Heartland
I Will – The Beatles
I’ll Be – Reba McEntire
In My Arms – Mark Wills
In My Daughter’s Eyes – Martina McBride
In My Life – The Beatles
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
It Won’t Be Like This For Long – Darius Rucker
Just The Way You Are – Billy Joel
Kind And Generous – Natalie Merchant
Let Them Be Little – Billy Dean or Lonestar
Little Miss Magic - Jimmy Buffet
Lullaby – The Dixie Chicks
My Girl – The Temptations
My Little Girl – Tim McGraw (personal fav)
My Special Angel – Bobby Helms
My Wish – Rascal Flatts
Ordinary Miracle – Sarah McLachlan
Parent’s Prayer – Steven Curtis Chapman
She – Elvis Costello
Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Sunshine On My Shoulders – John Denver
Stand By Me – Ben E. King
Thank Heaven For Little Girls – Maurice Chevalier or Merle Haggard
The Way You Do The Things You Do – The Temptations
The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
The Wonder Of You – Elvis Presley
There Goes My Life – Kenny Chesney (Sigh... must watch the music video)
There You’ll Be – Faith Hill
Through The Years – Kenny Rogers
Unforgettable – Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole
What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
When You Come Back Down – Nickel Creek
You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life – Stevie Wonder
You Belong To Me – Jason Wade
You’ll Be In My Heart – Phil Collins
You’ve Got a Friend –  James Taylor
I tear up just writing this and listening to the songs again. Regardless of how many weddings I have attended and had the pleasure of coordinating, the father daughter dance gets me every time!! Take your time in choosing your song, it’s a moment your father has also been dreaming about since you were a little girl.

By Jayleen Deelman, Associate Planner with DreamGroup Productions

Jayleen Deelman has been with DreamGroup for 2 years and after proving herself as our Star Wedding Coordinator now takes on the role of Loving Planner. Jayleen is upbeat, good natured, and always smiling. She is attentive and with her passion for everything weddings she is key in carrying out a fluid and enjoyable wedding day experience. Clients adore her sweet disposition and her desire to make their wedding a memory they will never forget.

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