When it comes to romantic wedding songs, Ed Sheeran is your man! From top hits like Thinking Out Loud, to lowkey wonders like Tenerife Sea, Ed Sheeran is known for crafting passionate lyrics that speak to the heart. So if wedding bells are in your near future, check out these top 10 romantic Ed Sheeran songs that you and your future hubby/wife can slow dance to!
1. “Thinking Out Loud”
One of the most romantic Ed Sheeran songs “Thinking Out Loud”. This song was at the top of the charts in 2014 for a reason: It’s the ultimate romantic wedding ballad! And, it’s still the perfect slow dance song today! Just check out the cute music video Ed made for this song (he put in a lot of work to make sure his dance moves were on point)!
WARNING: Keep tissues handy! This song is too sweet, you will definitely start crying! On Ed Sheeran’s third studio album Divide, he released yet another beautiful slow dance song, “Perfect”. This song is perfect (yes, pun intended!) for high school sweetheart, as one of the lyrics is, “Cause we were just kids when we fell in love.”
If you and your future hubby/wife ever had to endure a long-distance relationship, then “Photograph” one of the best romantic Ed Sheeran songs for you! As you two hold each other on the dance floor, let the lyrics take you back to all of the hardships you two overcame! After all of those Facetimes, Zoom calls, and days of phone tag, you two made it! You’re getting married, so it’s time to celebrate!
This song packs a punch, as Ed tells his lover “you are the only one.” With so much meaning tied into every verse, consider using “One” as your slow dance song! Especially if you and your lover have a long history of going back and forth, or of always finding your way back to one another, then you definitely need to play this song at your wedding.
5. “Kiss Me”
With lyrics like, “Kiss me like you want to be loved,” you’re guaranteed to set the mood at your wedding! Let the slow ballad move you two, and appreciate all of the love you two have for one another. This is one of the romantic Ed Sheeran songs everyone should play at their wedding!
6. “Give Me Love”
“Give Me Love” is not a slow song, but it is still very romantic. The organic lo-fi vibe will give your guests all of the feels, so consider throwing it into the mix, just to add some feels to your wedding playlist!
7. “Tenerife Sea”
This song is perfect if your wedding will be by the ocean! In this song, Ed compares his lover’s blue eyes to the “Tenerife Sea”, making for an emotional lyrical moment! This song literally screams “wedding,” with other lyrics like, “And all of the voices surrounding us here, They just fade out when you take a breath.”
8. “Wake Me Up”
This song is genius for many reasons, mainly because Ed includes the movie Shrek as one of the lyrics (Shrek is one of the best fairytales ever, by the way)! The lyrics to “Wake Me Up” are very personal and vivid, making this song emotionally striking. It’s a slow song and recorded only with a piano and Ed’s voice, which makes it perfect for a slow dance.
9. “Afire Love”
Just a heads up, this song will make you cry. Like ugly, snotty, sobbing crying! This emotional, midtempo song performed on the piano was written for Ed’s late grandfather, and the lyrics showcase the love his grandparents shared. In the spirit of weddings, and “until death do us part,” “Afire Love” is perfect for any married couple planning on spending the rest of their lives together!
Having been released in 2010, “Firefly” is an oldie but goodie romantic Ed Sheeran song (and one that you might not have heard of). This song definitely emanates a magical realism vibe and will set the tone for a romantic ambiance. “Firefly” is a personal favorite of mine, so please give it a chance!
Which of these romantic Ed Sheeran songs was your favorite? And if you’re getting married soon, give your wife/hubby to be a shout-out in the comments below!
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