When it comes to choosing a wedding ceremony reading, you can never really go wrong with something classic. Poets and songwriters of the past certainly had a way with words, expressing themselves in a way that was thoughtful, and effortlessly romantic with a vulnerability that’s often missing in today’s music. The Way You Look Tonight was written by Dorothy Fields for the film Swing Time and was originally sung by legendary entertainer Fred Astaire in 1936. However, the most popular version of the song is probably Frank Sinatra’s rendition. The lyrics are simple, yet sincere, and it’s certainly what any bride or groom would like to hear on their special day. If it’s good enough for Ol’ Blue Eyes then… it has to be worth considering.
The Way You Look Tonight
Someday, when I’m awfully lowWhen the world is cold I will feel a glow just thinking of you And the way you look tonight
Yes, you’re lovely, with your smile so warmAnd your cheeks so soft There is nothing for me but to love you And the way you look tonight
With each word your tenderness growsTearin’ my fear apart And that laugh wrinkles your nose Touches my foolish heart
Lovely, never, never changeKeep that breathless charm Won’t you please arrange it? ‘Cause I love you Just the way you look tonight
And that laugh that wrinkles your noseIt touches my foolish heart
Lovely, don’t you ever changeKeep that breathless charm Won’t you please arrange it? ‘Cause I love you Just the way you look tonight