Touching Father-Daughter Moments to Capture at Your Wedding

Make sure your photographer takes photos of these special times.

Happy Father's Day! Dads and daughters have a special relationship, which is often highlighted through wedding traditions. Even as more women chose not to call it being “given away,” it is often still meaningful for brides to be walked down the aisle by their fathers.

Though you will likely have portraits with members of your family, including your dad, candid shots are where the memories of the day really shine. Make sure your photographer knows to keep an eye out for touching moments between you and the man who raised you. In addition to the walk down the aisle, the father-daughter dance is typically an excellent time to capture these beautiful and sentimental instances.

Below are some of our favorite photos of fathers of the bride with their daughters, all from real weddings. Click each photo to see more from the celebrations! 

sentimental father daughter moment while getting ready for wedding day
Photo by Jodee Debes Photography; Bridal Salon: The White Dress; Planning & Design by Tessa Lyn Events

bride with father of bride for walk down aisle morning wedding
Photo by Elizabeth Messina; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants

Father of bride kissing bride on head before wedding ceremony
Photo by Brian Leahy Photography; Planning & Design by Tessa Lyn Events

Bride in Oleg Cassini wedding dress dancing with father of bride at wedding outdoor reception
Photo by Ahava Studios

Father of bride smiling and laughing during father daughter dance at wedding
Photo by Shaun Menary Photography; Bridal Salon: Mark Ingram Atelier

Bride hugging father during father daughter dance
Photo by Michael Bambino & Co.

Black and white photo of bride dancing with father of bride father daughter dance
Photo by Embrace Life Photography; Floral Design by The Hidden Garden; Planning & Design by Linda Howard Events

Bride with tiara hugging father of bride during father daughter dance
Photo by Carasco Photography

Touching photo of bride dancing with father at wedding reception
Photo by Jana Williams Photography

Nigerian wedding traditions garb father daughter dance
Photo by Carasco Photography; Bridal Salon: Dimitra's Bridal Couture

Sweet moment of bride with father of bride during father daughter dance
Photo by Jennefer Wilson Photography; Floral Design by Bella Flora of Dallas

For more tips, discover advice for picture-perfect engagement photos, view touching images of brides and their moms, and learn what to keep out of your wedding photos.

Authored by: Emily Lasnier & Kelcy Christy