Thursday, February 21, 2008

First Dance with Dad

The first dance a bride has with her father after her wedding ceremony is often emotional. The song for this dance has to be just right and fit the father and his daughters relationship. I know many brides and fathers for that matter stress over this little so much. has a great list of songs just for this occation. I will copy it here
1. Butterfly KissesBob Carlisle's Butterfly Kisses is one of the all-time favorites. The message is loved by dads and daughters alike and the tempo makes dancing easy.
2. When Angels FlyWhen Angels Fly is a new addition to our top ten list of father-daughter wedding songs. Performed by Tony Ransom & The Heavely Light Orchestra, it is at once inspiring and memorable.
3. I Loved Her FirstWhat a great song for a father-daughter wedding dance! By the country/pop group Heartland, this song will melt the heart of daughter, father and every onlooker.
4. Through the YearsThrough the Years by Kenny Rogers is a timeless song of love and is a favorite of many of my friends. It is a little bit country, which appeals to many dads and daughters, but is sweet and memorable.
5. Sunrise SunsetThe wedding song from the Fiddler on the Roof is a long time favorite for the dad and daughter dance. It was sung at my wedding reception 26 years ago, and has special memories for me. And it makes for an elegant dance given the slow and graceful tempo.
6. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)This James Taylor classic hit is a great but less often used wedding dance choice. Many dads remember it from their youth and it is a lot of fun to dance to. This is not your classic waltz, but it is still memorable.
7. The Way You Look TonightAn old Frank Sinatra tune (with the Count Basie orchestra) is a wonderful dad and daughter dance number. It has a fun beat and is well crafted for a litte swing dance at a wedding or reception.
8. UnforgettableYou can't listen to Natalie Cole's version of her father's hit Unforgettable without feeling the warm affection between a father and a daughter. And it is easy to dance to as well.
9. Lullabye (Goodnight my Angel)One of Billy Joel's soulful songs sings a lullabye to his daughter and provides a favorite dance song for weddings. This is a unique song--not one you'll hear at every wedding--and still is meaningful to a dad and his newlywed daughter.
10. My Father's EyesAmy Grant's performance of My Father's Eyes is sweet and soulful and will be loved by both you and your daughter.

This is by no means compleate list of songs, but its a good place to start. Have some other recomendations feel free to comment and add them.

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