Wedding dances have a rich history, dating back centuries to ancient civilizations like the Greeks and Egyptians. In those times, dancing was a joyful way to commemorate special moments, and weddings were no exception. The tradition of father-daughter dances has endured for generations, symbolizing the deep bond between fathers and their daughters, as well as the father’s symbolic act of giving away his daughter in marriage.
This cherished tradition can be traced back to Europe in the 1700s, where fathers would dance with their daughters to signify the transfer of their daughter’s hand in marriage. Father-daughter dances are often among the most heartwarming moments at weddings, bringing joy to everyone present.
However, one recent father-daughter dance added a unique and touching twist. Both of Julie Finkel’s parents had been hearing impaired since birth, and she wanted to make this dance special for her father. During the dance, Julie turned her father around and showed him a video she had recorded, signing the lyrics to the song “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts. Her father was deeply moved and had to pause the dance. Watch this heartwarming video below and share your thoughts in the comments.