father-daughter dance

Megan Ross and her father Jim Ward brought guests to their feet after their father-daughter dance to Miriam Makeba’s Pata-Pata


Weddings are so much fun, they celebrate love, family and the joy of life. Most weddings have traditional aspects like wearing a white dress, throwing the boquet and the firm favourite, the father-daughter dance.

Traditionally the father-daughter dance was before the first dance as an extension of the “giving away” the bride. It would be the last dance with the father before the first dance with the new head of her household, her husband.

Over the years we have seen many different kinds of dances. Some have been fun and vibrant, while others have been heartwarming and sweet. A few have moved us to tears, like when a father has passed and the family take over the responsibility of doing the dance with the bride.

Now a South African father-daughter dance is busy being shared for its fun and proudly South African vibes. Megan Ross, formally Ward, married Jethro Ross on the 20th of October in KwaZulu-Natal. A guest at their wedding, Rob Jardine, filmed the fun video and sent it along to us to share with the world.

“The video depicts Megan and her father in a somewhat untraditional/traditional father-daughter dance, as is customary of most weddings.”

“Her father, Jim Ward, grew up and worked in many African countries including Zambia, Swaziland and South Africa. This was the wedding of his first child and only daughter and he saw no better way than to send her off into marriage, than a celebration in a truly African style.”

Megan and Jim danced along to Miriam Makeba’s Pata-Pata. The song is one of her most popular hits every made. Take a look at the video below.

Sources: Facebook
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