Love songs for weddings

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Music fills up our senses and can evoke various feelings in us, depending on the occasion and the kind of music that is played. Very often, when we hear a particular song, it brings back memories of a particular moment. And since a wedding is a very special occasion, it is only right that the songs chosen be appropriate for it.

At a wedding, quite often, music is chosen to enable the guests to hit the dance floor and join in the revelry. After all, everybody likes to rejoice in the ultimate culmination of love of the happy couple. But most important, the couple too would like to make it a day to remember forever. And to set the tone of the evening, love songs are a must.

Sometimes a couple likes to specify their favorite numbers for their listening pleasure at their wedding. At other times they leave the choice to the DJ or music provider, assured that he will accurately gauge the mood of the crowd. However, it remains the prerogative of the bridal couple to choose the number for their ‘first dance’ as husband and wife. In many cases, this happens to be what the couple often terms as ‘our song’. Unless of course their favorite song happens to be a fast track that you can’t
slow-dance to.

Love songs normally set the mood of the wedding, as they are the initial numbers that get played and put everyone in a romantic frame of mind. Some of the popular love songs that are favored at weddings are:

1. Can You Feel The Love Tonight by Elton John

This popular soundtrack to the movie ‘The Lion King’ has a certain element to it that evokes a feeling of wonder and makes you feel like there’s a special kind of magic in the air – the magic of love!

Favorite verse…

And can you feel the love tonight,

It is where we are.

It's enough for this wide-eyed wanderer,

That we got this far.

And can you feel the love tonight,

How it's laid to rest.

It's enough to make kings and vagabonds

Believe the very best.

2. From This Moment On by Shania Twain

Every word in this song has special meaning for two people pledging undying love to each other. And the mellifluous voice of Shania Twain, gives it that added romantic edge.

Favorite verses…

From this moment I have been blessed,

I live only for your happiness.

And for your love I'd give my last breath,

From this moment on.

I give my hand to you with all my heart,

Can't wait to live my life with you, can't wait to start.

You and I will never be apart,

My dreams came true because of you.

From this moment as long as I live,

I will love you, I promise you this.

There is nothing I wouldn't give,

From this moment on.

You're the reason I believe in love,

And you're the answer to my prayers from up above.

All we need is just the two of us,

My dreams came true because of you.

3. Everything I Do (I Do It For You) by Bryan Adams

Ever since Bryan Adams’ gravelly voice put soul to this song, created for the soundtrack of the movie ‘Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves’, it has become an all-time favorite at weddings, especially for the first dance.

Favorite verses…

Look into my eyes you will see

What you mean to me.

Search your heart, search your soul,

And when you find me there you'll search no more.

Don't tell me it's not worth tryin' for,

You can't tell me it's not worth dyin' for...

You know it's true ,

Everything I do I do it for you.

There's no love - like your love,

And no other - could give more love,

There's nowhere - unless you're there,

All the time - all the way.

4. Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton

Although this is one of the older numbers by Eric Clapton, this late ‘70’s track continues to be popular because of its lilting melody and the feeling with which it is sung. It is a song with simple lyrics that almost everyone knows and is unfailingly sung by a man to his partner while slowly grooving to the music. Many a bridegroom finds it especially meaningful to convey to his bride just how wonderful she really looks on their wedding night.

Favorite verse…

I feel wonderful because I see

The love light in your eyes.

And the wonder of it all

Is that you just don't realize how much I love you.

5. Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion

This is a good song to choose when one of the partners has had to face some really tough times and the other has been a pillar of support. It has a wealth of meaning and is lent even more strength by the powerful voice of Celine Dion.

Favorite verses…

You were my strength when I was weak,

You were my voice when I couldn't speak .

You were my eyes when I couldn't see,

You saw the best there was in me.

Lifted me up when I couldn't reach,

You gave me faith 'coz you believed,

I'm everything I am,

Because you loved me.

You gave me wings and made me fly,

You touched my hand I could touch the sky.

I lost my faith, you gave it back to me,

You said no star was out of reach.

You stood by me and I stood tall,

I had your love, I had it all.

I'm grateful for each day you gave me,

Maybe I don't know that much,

But I know this much is true,

I was blessed because I was loved by you.

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6. Endless Love by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie

A duet that’s been popular down the years and still continues to make guests sway at a wedding. It conveys how there’s only one perfect someone and it wouldn’t feel as right with anyone else

Favorite verses…

My love

There's only you in my life,

The only thing that's right.

My first love,

You're every breath that I take,

You're every step I make...

And I

I want to share

All my love with you,

No one else will do.

And your eyes,

They tell me how much you care,

Oh, yes you will always be

My endless love.

7. I Knew I Loved You by Savage Garden

This romantic ballad became one of the most played singles on US radio in 2000 and hit the top spot on US charts. The unusual vocals provided by Darren Hayes gives an offbeat lilt to this song. It has meaningful lyrics and could be apt for a couple that started out as friends and turned into lovers.

Favorite verses…

Maybe it's intuition

but some things you just don't question.

Like in your eyes, I see my future in an instant,

And there it goes,

I think I found my best friend.

I know that it might sound

more than a little crazy

but I believe...

I knew I loved you before I met you,

I think I dreamed you into life.

I knew I loved you before I met you,

I have been waiting all my life.

There's just no rhyme or reason,

Only the sense of completion.

And in your eyes, I see

the missing pieces I'm searching for.

I think I've found my way home,

I know that it might sound

more than a little crazy,

but I believe...

8. Forever By Your Side by Manhattans

Another appropriate song for friends turned into lovers, for those who have stood by each other and seen each other through darker times and emerged stronger for it.

Favorite verses…

I've said:

I want you,

I need you...

Oh girl how I believe in you,

You're the light that has always seen me through.

In you I could find

That I will be

Forever by your side.

Now we see our love has grown

And these have been the sweetest times

That I have ever known.

And I know that it will never end,

'Cause every time I look at you,

I fall in love again.

9. You’re Still The One by Shania Twain

A great song for a couple that has overcome obstacles and strong opposition to be together and what better occasion to take pride in the fact than on the day you take your vows.

Favorite verses…

(You're still the one)

You're still the one I run to,

The one that I belong to,

You're still the one I want for life

(You're still the one).

You're still the one that I love,

The only one I dream of,

You're still the one I kiss good night.

Ain't nothin' better,

We beat the odds together.

I'm glad we didn't listen,

Look at what we would be missin'.

They said, "I bet they'll never make it",

But just look at us holding on,

We're still together still going strong.

10. Beautiful In My Eyes by Joshua Kadison

A soul-stirring rendition and an ode to beauty from a man to the woman he loves, perfect for a bridegroom to his bride.

Favorite verses…

You’re my piece of mind, in this crazy world,

You’re every thing I've tried to find.

Your love is a pearl,

You’re my Mona Lisa,

You’re my rainbow skies,

And my only prayer is that you realize,

You'll always be beautiful in my eyes...

You will always be beautiful in my eyes,

And the passing is the show

That you will always grow

Ever more beautiful in my eyes.

Read the second part of Love Songs for Weddings.