Before we get to the winners, let’s talk about Parent Dances for a minute. If you are planning a wedding, you may be wondering if doing a parent dance is right for you. I know that when my husband and I were getting married, the parent dance wasn’t on our list of priorities-not to mention that picking songs for these dances was a task that we really had a hard time with. We questioned ourselves-Do we really need to do this? Do our parents even want to do this? The answer is simple-yes. Your parents may not admit it, but I can almost guarantee that even the shyest parent wants that last moment to hold their child in their arms before you go off to start your own branch of the family tree. So-unless you have a reallllly good reason to skip the parent dances, they are in fact a must. However, if you are still hesitant, here are just a few tips to help you out!
Now-onto the winners!
Parent dances definitely tend to stir up the wedding-day emotions, and this dance was no exception. Michelle and her father gripped each other tightly during their sweet dance, and I am not sure there was a dry eye in the house. During her father’s heartfelt speech, he revealed that Michelle had actually saved his life, which makes looking back at this moment all the more special. Through getting to know Michelle, I have learned that she is one of the strongest women I know, and will absolutely anything for her family. Her strong family values combined with her sweet heart make her who she is, and I think this picture perfect illustrates that! It’s also possible that people voted because the back of her dress is on point-but hey…whatever works! Fun Fact: Michelle picked her dress specifically to match the architecture of the mansion.
Venue: Stetson Mansion
Hair and Makeup: Ali Lee Artistry
Coming in second was another sentimental wedding picture-a picture our Lazaro and Louboutin wearing bride wiping away a tear during the dance with her father. This beautiful wedding took place at Deering Estate and was planned and designed by Pixies & Petals. Rounding up the top three was Maxine and her dad having fun on the dance floor at Bella Collina. Wedding was planned and designed by Vangie Events. If you missed out on the voting, scroll down to see Monday’s post, which includes the entire top 10! Be sure to stop back next week for a new category to vote on!
Today on our blog we are featuring our favorite Parent Dances! You know, the mother/son and father/daughter dances that usually results in a few tears (usually by me)! We decided to have a little fun with it, and searched through our galleries to pick 10 parent dances that we love! Your job is to take a look at our top 10 pictures featured below, make sure you follow us on Instagram, and then visit our Instagram Stories tomorrow (Tuesday, March 12th) to vote for your fave! On Thursday we will announce the winner right back here, on this very blog post! Come back each week to vote on a new theme!
Parent Dances are one of my favorite parts of a wedding-which is funny, because when I was planning my wedding the parent dances were not that important to me. Now that I am a mom, I’m going to make it very clear to my boys that the Mother/Son dance is non-negotiable at their weddings! The parent dances at a wedding reception ALWAYS makes me emotional. Picking our Top 10 was definitely not an easy task for us here at JRP! There were so many great photographs to choose from. When choosing we wanted pictures that told a story and invoked feelings, like our Bride dabbing her eyes as she rests her head on her fathers chest during their dance. However, sentimental was not the only emotion we were looking for. As you can see below we also added in photos that show sheer joy! Like the mother laughing while dancing with her son around the dance floor!