Real Dads Reflect


We interviewed four real fathers of the bride to find out their favorite moments from their own daughters' weddings.


Photo: Courtney Goldman Photography

"When I saw Joanie for the first time on her wedding day, I looked at her and remembered the little girl who loved to help me in the garden, who'd spend the day with me at my office, who was a high school actress and debater. I cannot put into words how much I love her and how lucky I felt at that moment." —John Gibson, father of Joan Gibson Kaminer, married August 9, 2009, in Athens, GA

See more moments and tips for dad under the jump!

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