Creating Vows from Inspirational Music

Over the years I have collected quite a selection of inspirational music.  Some well-known ones but also some slightly more obscure pieces.  Being a music fan, I particularly like lyrics to songs and find incorporating them into your wedding ceremony, either as part of your vows or as a reading or musical interlude, the perfect way to say something beautiful if you are struggling to find the words yourself.

Music can be so personal – there could be a song that reminds of you when you first met your partner or lyrics that sum up their personality and character.  A particular favourite of mine is ‘Grow Old With Me’ by Tom Odell.

Another song I love very much is ‘I’ve Dreamed Of You’ written by Ann Hampton Callaway to a melody by Rolf Løvland and sung by Barbara Streisand.   The lyrics are absolutely beautiful and would make perfect vows…

I’ve dreamed of you always feeling you were there
And all my life I have searched for you everywhere
I caught your smile in the morning sun
I heard your whisper on the breeze at night
I prayed one day that your arms would hold me tight
And just when I thought love had passed me by
We met that first look In your eyes
I can’t forget you melted me with your tender touch
I felt all fear and sorrow slip away
Now here we stand hand in hand
This blessed day I promise you
As I give to you my heart
That nothing, nothing in this world shall keep us apart
Come happily ever after be
The man I’ll love until the very end
I’ve dreamed of you
My great love and my best friend
For God must know how I love you so
He’s blessed us here today as man and wife come dream with me
As I’ve dreamed of you  all my life

I’d love to hear what you think or if you have any other lyrics that would work well as vows?