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John and I took the longest time deciding on the songs we’d use throughout our wedding. We wanted to strike just the right note at each moment, choosing songs that would help bring back those moments for years to come. We searched high and low for the perfect songs, wanting ones that were unique, and special… and that successfully navigated the fine line between sappy and sweet.

For my father daughter dance, I had initially suggested that it might be fun to dance to Elton John’s “Crocodile Rock,” as I have amazing memories of bopping around the kitchen to that song with my family. Turns out my Dad had a bit of a different feel in mind (a much more sentimental one), and we ended up going with “Lullaby” by Billy Joel, another song from my childhood.

In case y’all are still on the hunt for the perfect song for your father daughter dance, I’m tickled pink to present a new option for you: “Daddy Dance With Me” by Krystal Keith.

In addition to being a tearjerker (Lara was tearing up as we listened to it in the office!), this one has the sweetest story behind it: Krystal, a recent bride herself, wrote and recorded this song as a surprise for her father, Toby Keith, who heard it for the first time while dancing with his daughter at her wedding. Take a listen:

I think this would be an amazing pick for Daddy’s girls who grew up listening to country music, and I love that the story behind it makes it even sweeter! Not that father/daughter dances need much help getting sweeter…

Harwell Photography, Robyn Van Dyke, Tanja Lippert, and Jonathan Canlas (all via Southern Weddings – 1, 2, 3, 4)

You can purchase “Daddy Dance With Me” on iTunes here, and keep an eye out for Krystal’s full-length debut album, Whiskey & Lace, which will release later this year!

If you’ve already chosen your father/daughter dance song, I’d love to hear what it is! Chime in below.

Robyn Van Dyke and Harwell Photography are delightful members of our Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory!

emily Written with love by Emily
  1. avatar Madelynne Moulton reply

    We danced to Jimmy Buffett’s ‘Little Miss Magic’ :)

  2. avatar Melissa reply

    I love that you all posted about the father/daughter dance, because I need help! My father passed away in 2008. I have plans to dance with my 12 year old nephew, and we want to keep it light and fun so that we aren’t all crying! Do y’all have any song suggestions?

    • avatar Emily reply

      Melissa, that is so sweet! The best songs are definitely the most personal ones, so maybe something upbeat that you listened to as a child? Maybe “How Sweet It Is,” “Isn’t She Lovely,” “Brown-Eyed Girl,” “September,” “Sunshine on My Shoulder,” or “In My Life”? Hope that jump starts your search :)

    • avatar Melissa reply


      Thanks, Emily! I saw my nephew over the weekend. I think we are on the right track! :)

  3. avatar Lauren reply

    I let my father choose the song. He chose “I’ll Write A Song for You” by Earth Wind & Fire. I’d never heard of the song until my dad chose it, but the song is so sweet and was perfect!

  4. avatar Parker reply

    I’m crying!!! I’m crying right here in my office at work!!! So sweet!!!!! I love it!

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