With Father’s Day coming up this weekend, I was thinking about fathers and daughters and how several of the brides I’ve worked with missed out on having their fathers walk them down the aisle. Some lost their fathers earlier in their lives, and for others, it was much closer to the wedding day. I’m sure that in either case, it is still heartbreaking to be celebrating a new phase of life without the presence of Dad, and without having him to cut in on the first dance.
On a brighter note, it is touching to see brothers, cousins and dear family friends step in to usher a bride down the aisle and lend her a supportive shoulder. And in the case of today’s Faceless Friday image, there is so much joy in seeing families embrace their in-laws as their own. On Monica’s wedding day, she gained not only a wonderful husband, but a loving father-in-law. I love this post-wedding moment they shared at St. Philips.
Happy Father’s Day!