It doesn’t matter that we’ve never personally met any of these brides or their dads – it’s pretty damn difficult not to be captured by the emotion and love that bursts out of these photos.
It’s Father’s Day today, which is always a stinger for me (Amy here, hello). I lost my dad suddenly about four years ago, so putting together this compilation of images definitely left me with an ache in the chest. My legendary mum walked me down the aisle in January earlier this year, and I wouldn’t have had it any other way. But there’s something pretty powerful about seeing dads and daughters at weddings.
Please don’t think this share is a bid for sympathy, rather just a gentle reminder to take stock. Ladies, if you have a dad (or a couple of dads, like one of the brides below), please cherish the following moments in particular at your wedding: first sight of the bride, walk down the aisle/paddock/track, (inevitably) embarrassing speech, wedding dances. Chances are one of your guests might not have that opportunity.
OK, enough sombre stuff. Go scroll on down and enjoy these pics captured by some of our awesome vendors. And don’t forget to buy your old man a card.
Photographer Ben Howland said this wedding was special. The couple were originally planning a wedding down the track but brought it forward after receiving some bad news about the bride’s father’s health. The whole thing was thrown together in five days, and although the bride’s dad was usually constrained to a wheelchair, he was able to walk her down the aisle.
A few days afterwards, the bride let Ben know that her father had passed away. So it felt like a privilege to us to witness this moment, even in a photo.
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