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Friday 8 December 2017

7 Romantic Song Lyrics That Make Excellent Wedding Readings

Choosing a wedding reading is a really big decision when planning your ceremony. It’s the chance to tell your partner how you truly feel and express your love for one another.

 

book with wedding rings


However, there’s a lot of pressure on achieving the perfect reading and many couples experience a bit of writer’s block in the process.


So, to get your creative juices flowing, we’ve found seven of our favourite romantic song lyrics that can be incorporated into your ceremony.

 

Jim Reeves, I Love You Because


“I love you because you understand, dear

Every single thing I try to do

You're always there to lend a helping hand, dear

I love you most of all because you're you


No matter what the world may say about me

I know your love will always see me through

I love you for the way you never doubt me

But most of all I love you 'cause you're you


I love you because my heart is lighter

Everytime I'm walking by your side

I love you because the future's brighter

The door to happiness you opened wide


No matter what the world may say about me

I know your love will always see me through

I love you for a hundred thousand reasons

But most of all I love you 'cause you're you”


Bruce Springsteen, If I Should Fall Behind


“We said we’d walk together baby come what may

That come the twilight should we lose our way

If as we’re walking a hand should slip free

I’ll wait for you

And should I fall behind

Wait for me


[...]


Now everyone dreams of a love lasting and true

But you and I know what this world can do

So let’s make our steps clear that the other may see

And I’ll wait for you

If I should fall behind

Wait for me”


Sara Bareilles, I Choose You


“Let the bough break, let it come down crashing

Let the sun fade out to a dark sky

I can’t say I’d even notice it was absent

‘Cause I could live by the light in your eyes


I’ll unfold before you

What I have strung together
The very first words of a lifelong love letter


Tell the world that we finally got it all right

I choose you

I will become yours and you will become mine

I choose you


[...]


My whole heart

Will be yours forever


This is the beautiful start

To a lifelong love letter”


Jonny Cash, Happiness Is You


“Way down the mountain I chased a moonbeam

On the beach I built sandcastles too

My moonbeams faded my castle tumbled

All of this was meaningless ‘cause happiness is you


No more chasing moonbeams or catching falling stars

I know now my pot of gold is anywhere you are

My heart won’t miss you my heart goes with you

Loneliness is emptiness but happiness is you”


Edwin McCain, I Could Not Ask For More


“Lying here with you

Listening to the rain

Smiling just to see the smile upon your face

These are the moments I thank God that I'm alive

These are the moments I'll remember all my life

I found all I've waited for

And I could not ask for more


Looking in your eyes

Seeing all I need

Everything you are is everything to me

These are the moments

I know heaven must exist

These are the moments I know all I need is this

I have all I've waited for

And I could not ask for more”


Steven Curtis Chapman, I Will Be Here


"Tomorrow morning if you wake up

And the sun does not appear

I...I will be here

If in the dark we lose sight of love

Hold my hand and have no fear

Because I...I will be here


[...]


Tomorrow morning if you wake up

And the future is unclear

I...I will be here

As sure as seasons are made for change

Our lifetimes are made for years

So I...I will be here


I will be here

And you can cry on my shoulder

When the mirror tells us we're older

I will hold you

And I will be here

To watch you grow in beauty

And tell you all the things you are to me

I will be here”


Frank Sinatra, More


"More than the greatest love the world has known,

This is the love I give to you alone,

More than the simple words I try to say,

I only live to love you more each day.

More than you'll ever know, my arms long to hold you so,

My life will be in your keeping, waking, sleeping, laughing, weeping,

Longer than always is a long long time, but far beyond forever you're gonna be mine.”



We hope this has given you some inspiration for your own wedding reading. Here at Broadoaks, we strive to help couples with all aspects of their wedding planning, so head to our wedding page for more information.

 

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