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Romantic First Dance Song For A Wedding: Josh Groban's "For Always"

Karen Hellier is a freelance writer and eBay entrepreneur. She lives happily in the mountains of North Georgia with her husband and her dog.

First Dance at our wedding to Josh Groban's For Always

First Dance at our wedding to Josh Groban's For Always


My husband and I are a very romantic couple. Our story has an interesting twist in that we knew each other 35 years ago, and reconnected again in 2004. He is the love of my life, and we are aware that we lost a lot of time together. Because of that, we try to make all the time we do have together as romantic and special as possible. When we first started dating, my now husband gave me a Josh Groban CD and asked me to pay special attention to the words in certain songs. I was hooked! We are huge Josh Groban fans now. His music is just SO romantic, and so are we.

When we got married in 2010, we were looking for a song that was romantic, but that would also fit us. We didn't want a cookie-cutter song that 1000 other couples had used. We both like Josh Groban, and have all of his CDs. One day, I was listening to a Josh Groban CD in my car and heard "For Always." At the time, I didn't know it was from the movie A.I., and since I have never seen that movie, I only knew that Josh Groban sang it.

When I listened to the words, it brought tears to my eyes because it felt like it fit us perfectly. My husband ( then my fiancé) travels quite a bit for his business. I am unable to go with him due to vacation constraints with my job, and I have three teenaged children who need me around to drive them to activities, etc. Many times I dream about Chuck while he is away...and therefore the first few lines of the song hold true for me..."I close my eyes, and there in the shadows, I see your light. You come to me out of my dreams..."

Later in the song, the lyrics are about being together forever: "from this day on, I know that I'll never be alone" That too, was perfect for us. We are both Christians, and when I pledged my love to him on our wedding day, I knew it would be for eternity. I had been married once before, to a man who was not a Christian, and it was not a good marriage. I never thought I would find someone that I would want to be married to forever. But I knew that with Chuck. We did use it for our first dance song, and it was perfect. If you want to hear Josh Groban sing it, please play the video below.

And may you find (or have found) your perfect love, as well as your perfect first dance song!

Please feel free to share your first dance song in the comments. I am a romantic at heart and would love to know what song you chose during those very special moments.


If you are looking for a first dance song for your wedding, here are a few that have been popular in the past, or are popular now, to give you a head start:

  • "At Last" by Etta James
  • "We've Only Just Begun" by The Carpenters
  • "It Had to Be You" by Dooley Wilson
  • "Can't Help Falling in Love With You" by Elvis Presley
  • "Marry Me" by Train
  • "Our Love is Here to Stay" by Billie Holiday







On our wedding day...

On our wedding day...

Still happily in love 4 years later!

Still happily in love 4 years later!

Josh Groban's For Always

© 2012 Karen Hellier

Comments

Marcie on February 20, 2012:

Sent you our song,When you are married 45 years,you find the perfect song and always keep it in your heart.

Karen Hellier (author) from Georgia on February 18, 2012:

I can only remember the tune to Huey Lewis and the News Power of Love song. I will have to look this one up. Thanks!

Sunriz on February 18, 2012:

Our song was The Power of Love, by Air Supply

The whispers in the morning

Of lovers sleeping tight

Are rolling like thunder now

As I look in your eyes

I hold on to your body

And feel each move you make

Your voice is warm and tender

A love that I could not forsake

'Cause I am your lady

And you are my man

Whenever you reach for me

I'll do all that I can

Lost is how I'm feeling, lying in your arms

When the world outside's too

Much to take

That all ends when I'm with you

Even though there may be times

It seems I'm far away

Never wonder where I am

'Cause I am always by your side

'Cause I am your lady

And you are my man

Whenever you reach for me

I'll do all that I can

We're heading for something

Somewhere I've never been

Sometimes I am frightened

But I'm ready to learn

Of the power of love

The sound of your heart beating

Made it clear

Suddenly the feeling that I can't go on

Is light years away

'Cause I am your lady

And you are my man

Whenever you reach for me

I'll do all that I can

We're heading for something

Somewhere I've never been

Sometimes I am frightened

But I'm ready to learn

Of the power of love