Weddings What fathers really think as their daughters marry

Huffingtonpost has found out what five fathers thought as they gave they their daughters away.

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Father walking his daughter down the aisle

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Men are often regarded as unemotional and unfeeling, however, this is definitely not the case.

The fathers have proven that they actually have a lot on their minds which include a combination of joy, love, and even a little wistful sadness.

The first father says, "my daughter was 31 when I gave her away, so you'd think I would have been prepared. I wasn't. I could barely hold back the tears. I couldn't help but think that the time had flown -- that this beautiful young woman, I swear, had just been small enough to fit in the crook of my arm."

This second father is more concerned with his daughter's happiness saying:

"I didn't have the pleasure of getting to know my son-in-law very well before the wedding day. So as we started to walk, I remember thinking, Am I doing the right thing, giving her to this man I don't know? Is he good enough for her? Then I looked from my daughter, who was smiling from ear-to-ear, to her fiancé, who was choking back tears as he watched. And I knew it was going to be OK."

For this third father, it was all happiness, joy and pride;

"I was proud, and so happy. My daughter had accomplished so much by her wedding day, and I knew she was about see another dream come true. I was so glad I got to literally help her take the steps toward that dream."

This fourth father's confession is so sweet, he says, "to be honest, i was nervous I would trip over her veil! She had such a long veil, and they had an outdoor wedding on a very, very windy day. That thing was whipping around like a kite! And I just thought, Please God don't let me embarrass her on her big day!"

This fifth father's admission brings tears to our eyes, awwww, he is so endearing.

"I felt all the feelings: Pride, joy, but also sadness. Because even though I was happy for my daughter and I liked her fiancé very much, there was a sense of loss. I knew that after we finished that walk, she was officially someone else's responsibility, and I wasn't ready to give up my little girl."

I wonder what goes through the minds of our Nigerian fathers on that big day.

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