Annie: What? What’s that face?
George: It’s nothing.
Annie: Oh, this is going cost you more money.
George: No. It’s just… I know I’ll remember this moment, for the rest of my life.
Aaaaand let the Father of the Bride gushfest ensue! Best. Movie. Ever. I may have seen it more times than the years I’ve been on earth. I’m 31, y’all. I love this movie. I know you love it, too. Don’t try to deny it. I know you still watch it with the same belly laughs about Franck’s hilarious dialogue as I do!
Franck Eggelhoffer: Uh-oh, I bring the wrong color thread. I assumed you’d be wearing a black “tuxado.”
George: It is a black “tuxado.”
Franck Eggelhoffer: I don’t think so, babe. This tux is “nuffy” blue. No doubt about it.
George: What’re you talking about? Armani doesn’t make a blue tuxedo.
Franck Eggelhoffer: Armani don’t also make “polyaster.”
Haha! Love the 1950’s version with Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor, too!
In the South, we all know the typical story of the overbearing dad who pulls out the foreboding shotgun when the boyfriend comes to ask for your hand in marriage. Dads can be overprotective, but deep down there is some love as wide as Texas behind that shotgun facade! As Father’s Day draws closer, I get a little sentimental about my dear dad. He taught me to ride a bike, how to make a three-point turn for my driving test (Well, the second time around he taught me that. I failed my driving test the first time because he forgot that part in my lessons! Ha!), how to bake muffins (Yep, Dad can bake a mean blueberry bran!), how to swim, what the word “conundrum” means as well as many other vocabulary beauties, how to pick Alabama blueberries, how to dream BIG, work hard and go after what’s true to my heart every single day, how to throw a ball better than the neighborhood boys, and – among a million other things – how important true love really is. OK, blame the prego hormones, but I’m already getting teary writing this post! Love this below from Amelia Lyon. What a moment!
One of my favorite moments in a wedding is the Father-Daughter dance. It’s dad’s (or step-dad’s, or big brother’s, or whoever is giving you away!) chance to shine and have a moment all to himself with you. A moment of honor and love. Like you two are the only hearts in the room. I fell head over heels for this image below from Palos Studio. Wow.
So, how are you honoring the special father figures in your life on the big day, or what did you do? A first dance? A special gift? Is he walking you down the aisle? Do you have a special family tradition that you are incorporating for dad into the wedding? A favorite song? A reading he is doing? Is he wearing a special tie or flower? One of my favorite photographs below from Katharine’s wedding shot by Bryan Johnson:
GIVEAWAY: In honor of Father’s Day, were giving away a copy of none other than Father of the Bride… on DVD, not the VHS version I watched back in the day a million times! Just weigh in here and tell us what you are doing to honor that special dad, step-dad, uncle, big bro or honorary gentleman that you love so dearly. Happy Father’s Day week, y’all!
P.S. Congrats to last post’s winners Brittany M, Ashley B and Cheryl E! Email us your mailing address and we’ll get your prizes right to you!