Though some Southern wedding traditions have been around for years, or even centuries, some of the sweetest are actually the newest–as is the case with today’s.
A conundrum in the heart of almost every Southern gal: whether or not you should see your groom before walking down the aisle. Called a “first look,” many couples opt to make it a private moment. We’ve seen many variations of the first look, including a blindfolded groom and a sweet handhold around a door or corner, but our very favorite has to be when Dad steps in one final time. The moment when a father first sees his daughter in her wedding gown can be a very emotional and memorable one for everyone involved, particularly because most Southern women are unashamed to identify as “Daddy’s girls.” Though a wedding day is focused on the bride and groom, we love when a bride sets aside a few minutes to spend with just her father. While a first look with Dad may not have the lengthy history our other traditions have acquired, we can’t wait to see this sweet one grow.