Kit Steinkellner
May 24, 2015 12:58 pm

One of the greatest things about modern weddings is how families are finding ways to update traditions to make them more personal and memorable.

Such was the case, as TIME reports, with Ohio dad Jim Mikunas, who didn’t feel like the traditional father-daughter dance was right for him and his daughter Kandice at her wedding. As Mikunas explains on YouTube:

“My daughter has always found her own path. She played flag football at 6. She hated wearing dresses. She wore a tuxedo to her first communion. She lettered in soccer and track. She then became an engineer for the largest automaker in the world when she was 22. I could not imagine having a traditional father daughter dance with her. That is not what we were or are…So I came up with this. She had no idea!”

The dance starts to the time-honored wedding slow-jam, Louie Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World.” Then the music cuts out, someone hands dad and daughter a baseball and gloves, and the two proceed to play catch on the dance floor to John Fogherty’s “Centerfield.” After a bit, a dude that we’re ASSUMING is the groom cuts in and plays catch with his new wife. New wedding traditions for the win!

All the adorableness below!

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