We all know that having that first look with your soon-to-be husband sweeps us off our feet. We get a first look into the raw emotion and intimacy between two loved ones. But there is another first look that is a “must have.”
A first look with your father.
There is nothing more pure than the tender look and love of a father for his daughter. Our fathers have been chosen by the first Love of our lives, our Heavenly Father, God. He loves us so much by giving us our earthly fathers to protect and love us to then lead us to the man who loves our soul most, our husbands.
Just think, your earthly father is the first man who ever looked at you when you were born. He was the first man who held you his arms and first man to ever care for you.
However, when a father’s baby girl is just that, the idea of giving her away to her husband is the furthest from his mind. Yet when the time comes to have that first look with your father, their eyes water with amazement, sweetness, and pride to give her away, entrusting her to be taken care of by her husband.
Brides, for a first look with your father this is a special time alone together on your wedding day. Your relationship deserves this separate moment to be honored and cherished. The time to have this moment is well worth it and you’ll understand why when you read below.
Why Have a First Look with Your Father?
1) A father-daughter relationship is incredible.
Fathers have been created to lead and to be the role model of the family. They were designed for protection and for security. The relationship of a father tending to his daughter is one of the sweetest relationships on earth when fulfilled to the way it suppose to be.
2) Your father is the first important man in your life.
A father’s heart for their little girl spouts care and unconditional love Because a father’s love is unconditional, it can teach daughters to see how to love unconditionally. They learn what it means to be treated with respect and can carry a unsuspected confidence because of the security they have experienced within their loving father-daughter relationship.
3) This moment is to honor your father.
The moment when your father gives you away during the ceremony is actually pretty quick. By having this set-aside time that is just for you and your father, you are honoring and respecting him by giving your undivided attention to one another. You’ll be able to have quiet moments with your father before the hustle and busyness of the day. For this epic milestone in your life, allowing your dad to soak in the meaning of giving his precious little girl away to the man of her dreams is a memory neither one of you will ever forget.
These moments and expressions are the reasons why I encourage my brides to have a first look with their father….
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