This meant so much to me. His words that calmed my nerves. His steps that set the pace for me to walk calmly. The love that he showed that day and the look in his eye when I saw him make eye contact with my very soon-to-be husband. He said he didn’t want to give me away because he didn’t own me but he wanted to lead me into my next adventure that he called “the start of something very magical.
My father doesn’t believe in magic. He’s pragmatic and scientific with his thoughts and beliefs. Which tends to make him lean more to the non-believer side of magic. But this night he said was truly special and magical. He said he’d never seen me look more beautiful.
He actually cried the Monday I got home from my Honeymoon because our wedding selfie. I could hear his voice crack when he said “You looked so beautiful and happy. And that’s all I ever want for you.”
Selfie photo by: Anthony Raspberry
I’m so grateful for my dad’s guidance in my life. Even though “he gave me away”, he’s always going to be a lighthouse for me if I’m ever lost and can’t find my way. He’ll help to guide me and my husband as we make our way on this new adventure. I’m certain there are storms ahead one of these days but we are a strong ship. We’ll make it, I can just feel it.
Selfies get disregarded as a narcissistic photo. That people post them because they’re overly self-confident which isn’t the case in my opinion. I think of them as a fun moment I’m able to capture with friends. When someone your comfortable with takes your photo it always turns out better. If you’re shy, this could be difficult. But once you overcome these fears you become your own best photographer. #LoveYourSelfie so you can love yourself and love others in return.
And take a post-vows wedding selfie! You won’t regret it!