Me and My Daddy ~ In my “I wish I were a ballerina” phase. He made all my dreams come true.

Me and My Daddy ~ In my “I wish I were a ballerina” phase. He made all my dreams come true.

Today's modern family is made up of daddies, mommies, plus ones and minus a fews.  But regardless of what relationship exists between you and your's, today is a day to celebrate the amazing men who raise children, wipe noses, sing lullabies, teach kids how to ride a bike, and more!

On your wedding day, consider honoring your father with a dance - In my family, it is tradition to use Daddy's Little Girl, a song that makes me cry literally every time I hear it.  If a dance is simply not possible, incorporate photos of you two together, or even a picture of a grandfather or other father figure.  You can also carry a memento tied to your bouquet, have a reading, or light a candle in memory or in honor of the man (or men) who brought you to where you are today.

Whatever it is you may choose to do, or not to do, just be sure that it is personal, meaningful, and befitting of the love you have.

To celebrate I am sharing a few of my favorite wedding daddy-daughter photos.

And on a personal note ~

To My Daddy,

While distance and circumstance may separate us in our day-to-day lives, I think of you, love you, and cherish you each and every day.  You always said I could do anything, and so I did. Thank you for showing me what a real man is.  

And always remember, above and beyond all men, I loved you first, Daddy!

Always...

I love the way her father is looking at her here, remembering the past as she looks to the future.

I love the way her father is looking at her here, remembering the past as she looks to the future.

Dyan’s father escorted her through the Forum Shops to a private balcony where Ted was waiting for her.  Photo by www.lorenzfoto.com.

Dyan’s father escorted her through the Forum Shops to a private balcony where Ted was waiting for her.  Photo by www.lorenzfoto.com.

Rebecca shares a moment with her father just after marrying Andrew.

Rebecca shares a moment with her father just after marrying Andrew.

y father and my little sister. This photo was originally taken of my mother and grandfather, and has since been recreated in all of the weddings in our family.

y father and my little sister. This photo was originally taken of my mother and grandfather, and has since been recreated in all of the weddings in our family.

To My Tony,

My best friend, my love, and my partner in all things...

There is no one I would rather take this journey with.  Our children are luckier than they know, and I am forever bettered by having you in my life.  You make everything possible, and I will love you for all time and always...

Andrea Eppolito & Tony Fisher.  Before the birth of our first child…I love everything about this moment!

Andrea Eppolito & Tony Fisher.  Before the birth of our first child…I love everything about this moment!

Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito is often published, with works featured by the likes of Style Me Pretty, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, The NY Times, Junebug Weddings, and more. With an eye catching style that shares not only the story, but the soul, of a wedding, Andrea's clients praise her for being their wedding planner, event designer, advocate, and friend. Named the Best Wedding Planner in Las Vegas (2013), Wedding Professional of the Year (2011) and ranked as one of the top 50 wedding planners world-wide, Andrea works with celebrities, athletes, executives, and all people in love! Based in Las Vegas, and working as a destination wedding planner world wide, you can learn more at www.AndreaEppolitoEvents.com.