The first dance at a wedding is so special: it's invariably set to a song that has tremendous meaning to the couple, and it's a pleasure watching them just enjoy themselves in the moment after all the craziness of planning the wedding. And when we receive images from a photographer, the first dance shot is always one of our very favorites because of the pure emotion it conveys.
With that in mind, we dug into our archives for 10 of the most touching first dance shots (and the fantastic song each couple chose). Get your tissues ready!
Alex and Taylor, married at Woodend Sanctuary, first dance to "Wagon Wheel" by Old Crow Medicine Show, photo courtesy of Jay Premack.
Laura and John Paul, married at Governor Calvert House, first dance to "Always and Forever" by Cory Morrow, photo courtesy of David Spence for Amy Raab Photography.
Emily and Chris, married at The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, first dance to "Dance All Night" by Ryan Adams, photo courtesy of John Waire.
Tiffany and Meredith, married at The Hotel Monaco DC, first dance to "That's How Strong My Love Is" by Otis Redding, photo courtesy of Michelle Frankfurter.
Surbhi and Shaun, married at Antrim 1844, first dance to "Do You Remember" by Jack Johnson, photo courtesy of StoryMotion Studios.
Erin and Brandon, married at Bethesda Country Club, first dance to "I Just Call You Mine" by Martina McBride, photo courtesy of Freed Photography.
Katie and Kaipo, married at The Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, first dance to "More" by Bobby Darin, photo courtesy of Egomedia Photography.
Andrea and Will, married at The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay, first dance to "With These Hands" by The Temptations, photo courtesy of Christine DeLessio.
Kim and Bryan, married at Woodend Sanctuary, first dance to "At Last" by Etta James, photo courtesy of Andrea Jacobson of The Observatory.
Reina and David, married at The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, first dance to "If My Heart Was a House" by Owl City, photo courtesy of Susan Solo. (Bonus: Reina is now a wedding planner!)
We'll be back next week with more first dance memories!