Your wedding vows are a beautiful dedication to the love of your life, so of course you want them to be absolutely perfect. Why not borrow some inspiration or a line from your favorite love songs? Here’s a collection of our favorite R&B tunes from artists old and new that feature some of the best vow-worthy lyrics for your wedding day.
1. “So Amazing,” Luther Vandross
You can’t go wrong with a classic Luther Vandross song for wedding vow inspiration. Not only do these lyrics speak about a life changing love, but it also puts you in the perfect romantic mood to start writing your vows.
Our favorite lyrics: “Love has truly been good to me/Not even one sad day/Or minute have I had/Since you’ve come my way”
2. “Point of It All,” Anthony Hamilton
If you’re looking for words that’ll make your partner’s heart melt, Anthony Hamilton knows how to do just that. His soulful lyrics go deeper than the surface and really capture the power of true love.
Our favorite lyrics: “My days seem long whenever we’re apart/It’s like someone had thrown away my heart/You’re a major part of my life/And no matter what the storm may bring/I’m fine with you”
3. “Share My Life,” Kem
Love is all about finding the one person you want to spend the rest of your life with, and Kem’s lyrics perfectly capture the feeling of chasing forever with your soulmate.
Our favorite lyrics: “Listen, I want you right here in my world/Here in my life, here in my soul/I want the world to know that I need you”
4. “Love of My Life,” Brian McKnight
Love is Brian McKnight’s specialty and these lyrics go far beyond “I love you.” This song really breaks down almost every emotion attached to finding the person of your dreams.
Our favorite lyrics: “Everything I did before you, wasn’t worth my while/It should’ve been you all the time/I’ll do anything, and everything to please you/You know how much I need you”
5. “Dangerously in Love 2,” Beyonce
We all love the Carters, and what we love even more is that Beyonce has allowed us a peek into her perfect love through her songs. You can feel the emotion in these lyrics; we’re all thinking that Jay- Z is a pretty lucky guy.
Our favorite lyrics: “I am in love with you/You set me free/I can’t do this thing/Called life without you here with me/’Cause I’m dangerously in love with you/I’ll never leave”
6. “Make Me Whole,” Amel Larrieux
This is one of those songs that you can’t listen to without feeling something. Get lost in these beautiful lyrics that will no doubt help you share the true feelings of your heart.
Our favorite lyrics: “Cause your eyes are the windows to heaven/Your smile could heal a million souls/Your love completes my existence/You’re the other half that makes me whole/You’re the only other half that makes me whole”
7. “Fall For You,” Leela James
What makes this song so special is the vulnerability of the lyrics. If you’re looking for a song that’ll help you unleash the fullness of your love, this is it.
Our favorite lyrics: “My heart is ready/For love and to be loved/And I chose you, baby/That’s the one thing I’m sure of/So I will take this one last step”
8. “Kiss of Life,” Sade
Sade can do no wrong in our eyes, and this song captures the essence of a once-in-a-lifetime love.
Our favorite lyrics: “When I was led to you/I knew you were the one for me/I swear the whole world could feel my heartbeat”
9. “All of Me,” John Legend
This song is a no-brainer when it comes to wedding vow inspiration. This song was inspired by John Legend’s wife Chrissy Teigen, and also happens to be one of the biggest songs of his career.
Our favorite lyrics: “All your perfect imperfections/Give your all to me/I’ll give my all to you/You’re my end and my beginning/Even when I lose I’m winning”
10. “Why I Love You,” MAJOR
R&B newcomer MAJOR hit it out of the park with this beautiful ballad. This song proves that simplicity can be impactful, especially in your wedding vows.
Our favorite lyrics: “I found love in you/Every moment that you smile chases all of the pain away/Forever and a while in my heart is where you’ll stay”
11. “A Couple of Forevers,” Chrisette Michele
Chrisette Michele knows that sometimes old-school classics can inspire a new hit. This song sampled The O’Jays’s “Stairway to Heaven.” The lyrics speak of a love that lasts forever.
Our favorite lyrics: “What we’ve been through, no one else knows/’Cause all that matters is how far this goes/And it will go until it starts again”
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Source: The Knot