JUNE ’13 – Father of the Bride

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By Jana Veldheer

June has ubiquitously come to be known as “wedding month.”

From our early twenties to our late thirties, it is almost impossible to get through the month of June without attending at least one nuptial celebration of friends, family members, or acquaintances.

While wedding traditions and customs vary culture-to-culture, one long-standing ritual is that of the bride being “given away” at the ceremony by either her father or her nearest male relative.

A LITTLE HISTORY LESSON:

The father who “gives away” his daughter at her wedding ceremony is following an ancient tradition that has evolved over hundreds, if not thousands, of years.

The custom dates back to the time when a daughter was considered property, and the groom had to pay a price to her family before he could be permitted to marry his intended.

Another theory / tradition is that it symbolized the transition of authority from the bride’s father to her husband as she moved from the parental home to the conjugal home.

Today, many brides follow this custom, but the meaning has emerged as an outward approval of the groom by the parents or family of the bride.

wedding traditions have evolved a bit...

wedding traditions have evolved a bit…

So, for the June Feature here at Daddy Daughter Time, we though we would pay homage to the FOB (Father of the Bride) with a few links from around the web as well as some stunning and emotional photos.

Please feel free to share your father of the bride photos with us too – you can email them to jana@daddydaughtertime.com or share them on our facebook page!

Cheers!

BUZZ FEED: 28 Emotional Fathers “Giving Away” Their Beautiful Daughters

THE KNOT BLOG: Father of the Bride Photos That’ll Make You Cry

THE HUFFINGTON POST: Father’s Day 2013 – Readers Share

BRIDAL GUIDE: Our Favorite Father-Daughter Moments

HOW ABOUT WE: Father / Daughter Wedding Moments

 

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