Father of the bride

@sunrisefan (16694)
Philippines
November 1, 2016 9:37pm CST
My younger daughter got married last Saturday (October 22) and it was a memorable day for her and for the family. She had prepared well for this special day as early as a year ago and even had her pre-nup in the beautiful winter setting in Queenstown, New Zealand. At the reception, there was this usual short program and I had to give the welcome remarks for the guests as well as some welcome words for the groom. I expressed to the guests and to the groom that ever since my two girls were little, they were always our little bundles of joy and they continue to be even now. They will always be Daddy's little girls and I told the groom that I have always loved, cared and protected them and that he should do the same to my little girl and maybe even better. After dinner and some numbers in the program came the father and daughter dance (which the Wedding Host said was always the most emotional moment). I never really knew how to dance, but for my daughter, I took her hand and as we danced, she started to sob and buried her face on my shoulder that I myself could not hold back the tears. Everyone was silent and as the music played like hours, my daughter sobbed even more thus I gradually took her hand to give it to the groom. Now my daughter and her husband are back in New Zealand to continue their work there. My older daughter went ahead a few days earlier. My daughter is far away again, leaving the father of the bride.
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@jaboUK (51448)
• United Kingdom
2 Nov 16
Aah - she loves her Daddy. I teared up myself looking at the photo (in the comments) of you dancing together. You've given a beautiful account of the wedding here, very well done. Will you ever wash that shirt?
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@sunrisefan (16694)
• Philippines
2 Nov 16
Hehehe! Yes, Janet, I'm going to have the shirt dry-cleaned. I did not have the time to do it yet because I was busy with many things and sending off my daughters back to NZ one after the other. My cousin joked that I should not have the shirt washed and keep it as is. BTW, I missed my friends here like you though I would still be coming here not more often maybe because I'll be having meetings to attend to and other things to catch up. Enjoy your day Janet!
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@jaboUK (51448)
• United Kingdom
3 Nov 16
@sunrisefan Well come here when you can. I've cut my time on here a bit too.
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@sunrisefan (16694)
• Philippines
3 Nov 16
@jaboUK Yes, I will and I've noticed too that you were not here some time too. I'd be dropping by because I'd miss my friends here - and that includes you, Janet.
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• United States
2 Nov 16
Awww congratulations to your daughter! I bet the ceremony was beautiful. Now you have a son in law PS - how was meeting your other daughters boyfriend go?
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@cacay1 (32304)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
2 Nov 16
@infatuatedbby . they might have met here in New Zealand hehehe. What about you girl? When is your wedding,
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• United States
2 Nov 16
@cacay1 No wedding yet - engagement was for December 2016 or February 2016 but we selected to have our engagement party February 2016. :)
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@sunrisefan (16694)
• Philippines
2 Nov 16
The other daughter's boyfriend is okay and he enjoyed being brought around to places here. He's a nice fellow, Ms. Michelle :)
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@Happy2BeMe (70739)
• Canada
2 Nov 16
Weddings are always a very emotional time. I wish your daughter and her husband all the best in their married life.
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@sunrisefan (16694)
• Philippines
2 Nov 16
Thanks, my friend. I wish and pray the same for them.
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@cacay1 (32304)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
2 Nov 16
@Happy2BeMe they will surely be blessed with cute and lovely children.
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@vandana7 (57722)
• India
2 Nov 16
Aw...happy and sad post...hugs.
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@sunrisefan (16694)
• Philippines
2 Nov 16
Thanks Ms. Vanny :)
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@responsiveme (14241)
• India
4 Nov 16
Thats life...daughters grow up and go away but they always remain in your hearts. That shirt is very beautiful
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@sunrisefan (16694)
• Philippines
4 Nov 16
Yes and thanks friend :)
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• India
4 Nov 16
@sunrisefan Actually your photo brought back many memories...there is a photo of me crying on my father's shoulder (in some album at home) when I got married 27 years ago.
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@sunrisefan (16694)
• Philippines
4 Nov 16
@responsiveme I'm sure you treasure that photo as your father does.
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@KnehKnah (3529)
• Philippines
6 Nov 16
Weddings are supposed to be joyful celebrations, indeed. But, while reading your story especially when you & your daughter were dancing, I got really teary-eyed.
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@sunrisefan (16694)
• Philippines
6 Nov 16
I guess being teary-eyed "contaminates" in moments like this, Ms. KnehKnah and I think there will be another time when I also give my older daughter's hand in marriage some day (:
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@KnehKnah (3529)
• Philippines
6 Nov 16
@sunrisefan Yes. especially because I witnessed the same dancing with the Father of the Bride, when our dearest daughter No. 1 got married in Church last June 30. I cried.
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@sunrisefan (16694)
• Philippines
6 Nov 16
@KnehKnah It's really sad indeed to give up our daughter in marriage though we're happy too that they get settled. Any other daughter you have who's still single?
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@brokenbee (7777)
• Philippines
5 Nov 16
Congratulations and best wishes to your daughter.
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@sunrisefan (16694)
• Philippines
5 Nov 16
Thanks, Ms. Arbie :) I look forward to you being the next hehehe!
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@brokenbee (7777)
• Philippines
5 Nov 16
@sunrisefan next father of the bride? That can't be... LOL Just kidding!
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@sunrisefan (16694)
• Philippines
5 Nov 16
@brokenbee I will look forward to that (you being the bride). I hope you'd remember to invite me LOL!
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@annierose (17418)
• Philippines
6 Nov 16
Oh, that is such a very emotional scene. I think if I were there, I would also sob too. It is great to see a father and a daughter dancing on a very special occasion like this one. Getting married is another chapter in her life. Even though she is far, you will always be in her heart. You are a great father! You did a great job.
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@sunrisefan (16694)
• Philippines
6 Nov 16
Thanks, Ms. Annie :) Very soon, you will be having the same dance too :)
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@annierose (17418)
• Philippines
6 Nov 16
@sunrisefan I do not have father anymore. But if you will be willing to go here with your new car, I can have an instant father.
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@sunrisefan (16694)
• Philippines
6 Nov 16
@annierose Hahaha! And you'll put your lipstick on my barong again? LOL!
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@LadyDuck (126743)
• Switzerland
4 Nov 16
It's a day of joy but also a day of tears. You reminded me the day of my marriage. I remember when my Daddy took my hand to give it to my husband saying that from now on he had to protect me, but he would have been always there if we needed. I will never forget.
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@sunrisefan (16694)
• Philippines
4 Nov 16
And I will miss my daughter. When she'll be on vacation from her work, she'll probably come only for a short visit home.
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@LadyDuck (126743)
• Switzerland
4 Nov 16
@sunrisefan She will always come to see you, every time she can, I am sure.
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@sunrisefan (16694)
• Philippines
4 Nov 16
@LadyDuck Yes, I'm sure whenever she and her sister come home, they'll surely visit us. Thanks, Ms. Anna. Hope you're having a nice weekend.
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@sishy7 (27748)
• Australia
3 Nov 16
Aww so sweet... and she left her lip prints on your shirt... (is it called Barong?)
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@sunrisefan (16694)
• Philippines
3 Nov 16
Yes, the shirt is called barong and yes - that's the imprint of her lipstick she left as she sobbed on my shoulder.
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@sishy7 (27748)
• Australia
3 Nov 16
@sunrisefan Happy tears, I'm sure... Precious moments of a joyous occasion is very moving and emotional...
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@sunrisefan (16694)
• Philippines
4 Nov 16
@sishy7 The feeling was mixed, Ms. Sishy :)
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@Lucky15 (33759)
• Philippines
4 Nov 16
oh..congrats to the newly wed :) felt that..missing your daughter
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@sunrisefan (16694)
• Philippines
4 Nov 16
Thanks, Ms. Reine :) Yes, missing my daughters indeed.
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@Lucky15 (33759)
• Philippines
5 Nov 16
@sunrisefan and when it gets through your words in writing, it is intense
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• Philippines
5 Nov 16
@Lucky15 if you scroll down to infatuatedbby's response and show all the comments, you'll see the picture of father and daugther dancing
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@allen0187 (27960)
• Philippines
4 Nov 16
Did you have funny father-of-the-bride moments like those in the movie of the same title?
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@sunrisefan (16694)
• Philippines
4 Nov 16
No. Both me and my daughter are serious people hehehe! Oh the funny moment happened during the cake slicing. The groom put the sliced cake in his own mouth instead of my daughter's. Everyone was laughing then.
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@allen0187 (27960)
• Philippines
5 Nov 16
@sunrisefan That sure is funny!
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@sunrisefan (16694)
• Philippines
5 Nov 16
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@thelme55 (12494)
• Germany
4 Nov 16
Congratulations to the newly wed. Weddings are always emotional especially if you are the parent. I wish them good luck for their future.
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@sunrisefan (16694)
• Philippines
4 Nov 16
Thanks for your good wishes, Ms. Thelma :)
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@thelme55 (12494)
• Germany
6 Nov 16
@sunrisefan you are very welcome. Have a great Sunday.
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@sunrisefan (16694)
• Philippines
6 Nov 16
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@cacay1 (32304)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
2 Nov 16
Why didn't you show the photos during the wedding? Congrats to the newly married. Are your daughter and her husband here ? Where are they in New Zealand? When are you going to come here as a resident?
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@sunrisefan (16694)
• Philippines
2 Nov 16
They both work there and are already resident visa holders.
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@cacay1 (32304)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
2 Nov 16
@sunrisefan That is good news.
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@sunrisefan (16694)
• Philippines
2 Nov 16
@cacay1 Thanks :)
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@salonga (28073)
• Philippines
5 Nov 16
That was touching. She must be very close to you and she knew that he will be missing you a lot.
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@sunrisefan (16694)
• Philippines
6 Nov 16
My two daughters are both close to me and my wife. This daughter who got married cried a lot at the airport too last year when they were supposed to send us off from NZ. Her tears though were turned to joy then when we were not allowed to board or plane for Australia because we were told that Virgin Australia airline had no connecting flight arrangements with Cebu Pacific. We then had an unexpected extended stay of 10 days.
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@salonga (28073)
• Philippines
8 Nov 16
@sunrisefan So nice to know that.
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@DianneN (63013)
• United States
4 Nov 16
Many congratulations. It sounds like a beautiful ceremony filled with love. Trust me when I say that it will only get better!
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@sunrisefan (16694)
• Philippines
4 Nov 16
Thanks for your good wishes, Ms. Dianne. It's indeed heartening when people wish good things for others. Bless you!
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@DianneN (63013)
• United States
5 Nov 16
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@SIMPLYD (75881)
• Philippines
3 Nov 16
Can't help myself from shedding tears reading that part where you and your daughter both sobbed that after a while when my boss talked to me over the phone , she asked if i am having a sore throat . Indeed , it is so sad when that day comes , where a child will finally be leaving the house she was once a part of . But then , with the advance technology , they can always see you and your wife . I hope to take a glimpse of any photo you and your family have during the occasion , my friend . Surely you look good in that very beautiful barong of yours in the picture .
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@sunrisefan (16694)
• Philippines
3 Nov 16
I will show you a photo when both of us are online hehehe! Or did you not see the photo I attached below on my reply to @infatuatedbaby ?
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@SIMPLYD (75881)
• Philippines
4 Nov 16
@sunrisefan Yes, i saw it after reading this . Your daughter was really sobbing . She loves you dearly . Usually i am here after 3:00 p.m. when i am done auditing the previous day's sales .
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@magallon (17408)
• Philippines
2 Nov 16
Maybe that's the reason why you were not around for many weeks here... Congratulations to the newlyweds.
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@sunrisefan (16694)
• Philippines
2 Nov 16
Yes and thanks, Ms. Cristy :)
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@magallon (17408)
• Philippines
3 Nov 16
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@Hate2Iron (7310)
• Canada
17 Nov 16
You just made me tear up too. Father daughter dances will do that!
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@sunrisefan (16694)
• Philippines
17 Nov 16
It's like giving up a part of your body :)
@Tampa_girl7 (22224)
• United States
7 Nov 16
Congratulations on your daughters marriage
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@sunrisefan (16694)
• Philippines
7 Nov 16
Thanks, Ms. Marie.