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Don and Sharon, 28 Oct 06, Gallery Room, Fort Canning Centre

Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: You Mean Everything To Me Don and Sharon were such friendly people that I felt like I’d known them for years, even though we’d never met each other prior to the wedding. Sharon looked lovely that day. Her hair was combed into a towering beehive, which showed off her sparkling tiara to the hilt. We had been corresponding through e-mails since February, so it was exciting just to be able to put a face to the name.…

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Shawn and Charmine, 27 Oct 06, Peony-Jade Restaurant

Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: 12-Year Chase Some people drive with their gear stick anchored firmly in the fifth, while others prefer to take the scenic route, enjoying the sights along the way. Shawn and Charmine belong to the latter category. On the relationship highway, they clearly preferred to take it slow, and dated each other for 12 years before tying the knot. And when I met them for the first time, they were teasing each other endlessly, a trait which is…

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Jason and Cindy, 20 Oct 06, Chijmes

Bevlyn’s thoughts: Sway To The Music… Photo by Desmond Ho (wedding_photog@yahoo.com.sg)We were singing halfway through when a friend of Cindy approached the band and requested to sing a song for her. The gutsy lady Pamela (who was rumoured to be a Singapore Idol contestant) requested to sing When I Fall In Love! According to her, Cindy is her very good friend because they had gone through some hardships together in Peru, or in her own words “through thick and thin”.…

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Goh Tan and Stephanie, 18 Oct 06, Sir Stamford Room, Grand Hyatt

Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: Teh Pao and The Bodybuilder* I simply love the video montage prepared by the good people behind Chris Ling, which was shown before the couple entered the ballroom. Not only did it include photographs of the couple (from the washed-out pictures of the couple from their diaper-wearing days to the beautifully taken snapshots of them in their wedding-day finery), footage of the morning’s shenanigans when Goh Tan went to fetch Stephanie; it even featured interviews of their…

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Kenneth and Yuh Woei, 15 Oct 06, Grand Copthorne Waterfront

Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: 至少还有你 (At Least There Is You) L-R: Kenneth, Hsin Yeow and Yuh WoeiFive minutes before the couple were about to march-in, I asked Yuh Woei, “Would you like to sing for Kenneth?” Yuh Woei nodded nervously, and chose Sandy Lam’s 至少还有你 (At Least There Is You). Then I dashed back into the ballroom, and wrote the lyrics on a sheet of paper from memory. When I announced that Yuh Woei would be singing a song, there was…

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Angie and Alan, 14 Oct 06, Atrium Ballroom, Oriental Hotel

Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: Crazy Little Thing Called Love When Alan began his thank-you speech, I nearly choked in surprise. He said, “To all my distinguished guests, the freeloaders, and the gatecrashers… thank you for being here.” It was not the typical speech. Alan was a master of deadpan humour, and it showed in the way he delivered punchlines when you least expected it. He also spoke eloquently about his love and gratitude to his mother, and I could see her…

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Sin Hwee and Raja, 8 Oct 06, Four Seasons

Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: I Finally Found Someone When I was announcing the end of our performance, I said, “Love has no boundaries.” If you get to spend some time with Raja and Sin Hwee, who look as different as chalk and cheese, you’d feel the same way too. When Raja began his thank-you speech, he freely admitted that he was well known among his friends to be “demanding and resistant to change.” But change did happen, and he fell in…

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Audrey and Justin, 7 Oct 06, Island Ballroom, Shangri-La

Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: I Will Taken by Live! Studios: Audrey and JustinOne of the reasons why I love singing at Shangri-La so much is because it has a small room right next to the Island Ballroom for us to rest and have our dinner before we perform. Chilling out before the performance. L-R: Eleanor, Jon and FeriOf course, the sheer opulence and grandeur of the ballroom never fail to take my breath away. We were one of the first bands…

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Willie and Jolene, 7 Oct 06, Grand Ballroom, Grand Hyatt

Bevlyn’s thoughts: Overjoyed We have performed at the Grand Hyatt quite often, but singing in the Grand Ballroom was a first for me. I was delighted to find a stage extended into one side of the room; it seemed to be an area designed exclusively for band performances! I had not met Jolene and Willie before the wedding; I was once again thankful for their faith in us! Watching the video of their customary wedding amused me because Willie was…

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Emilyn and Boh, 7 Oct 06, Furama City Centre

Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: Woh-woh-ye-ye! Everyone and their uncle was getting married on 7 Oct, or so it seemed. Our band had to be divided into two groups, led by Bevlyn and me respectively, in order to perform at three weddings on that day alone. We also had to decline several requests which came too late. First wedding of the day was held in the afternoon at Furama City Centre, which is located in the heart of Chinatown. I was really…

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Rane and Delia, 6 Oct 06, Equinox (Level 69)

Bevlyn’s thoughts: Love From High In The Sky When Delia met up with me for her wedding, she was a bit panicky and unsure of her song selection. Her concerns were justified because live music was not meant only for Rane and her, but also for the guests she would be inviting. After discussing with her the general language preferences and music tastes she thought her guests would have, we both agreed that the list she came up with would…

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Charmaine and Brendan, 30 Sep 06, Atrium Ballroom, Oriental Hotel

Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: Shake Your Bon-Bon! What a good looking couple!Singing for Charmaine and Brendan was akin to attending a reunion party. Brendan was the main coordinator for Jack’s wedding, and he and Charmaine engaged us after listening to our performance. Jack flew all the way back from the US to attend Brendan’s wedding, so I got to see him again. Another familiar face was Sherwin, who was host for both Jack and Brendan. (Sherwin’s a wonderful host, by the…

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Vincent and Josephine, 30 Sep 06, Cinnamon Room, Novotel Clarke Quay

Bevlyn’s thoughts: Come Fly With Me To The Moon That Represents My Heart Being an SIA girl means you have to fly from place to place rather often, and this was what happened to the charming bride Josephine prior to her wedding day, who didn’t have time to meet up with me or watch our performance before engaging us – it was all in good faith. *Thank you!* She and hubby Vincent have very specific tastes for music – they…

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Jem and Joyce, 24 Sep 06, Burkhill Hall, Singapore Botanic Gardens

Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: Moonlight Serenade Jeremy and JoyceAll photographs in this entry were beautifully captured by Ken (Black Box Photography) What an amazing night! I’d gladly contend with mozzies and inadequate lighting to sing at Burkhill Hall again! I simply love the colonial architecture of Burkhill Hall and its lush, verdant surroundings. I know I waxed lyrical about it when I first sang there for Michael and Cristy, but it bears repeating. The venue was just one of the things…

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Kwang Hoe and Joy, 23 Sep 06, Conrad Centennial

Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee L-R: Ein Ein, Bevlyn, Joy, Kwang Hoe, Hsin Yeow and BennyAll the photographs were lovingly captured by Wansheng Before we began the set for Kwang Hoe and Joy, Bevlyn turned to me and admitted, “I’m slightly nervous about singing, because I’ve had to learn quite a few songs just for this wedding.” I told her, “You’ll be fine.” And she was. I don’t think anyone in the audience could tell which songs…

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Let The Music Play

Here’s a useful article in the latest issue of Her World Brides. It talks about what to look out for when selecting a band to perform at your wedding. Pretty straightforward, although the last paragraph is rather perplexing.

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March-In Songs

When it comes to music, one of the toughest decisions for couples to make could be selecting their first and second march-in songs. Through experience, I’ve learnt that what works for one couple can be anathema to the next. Still, if you want some kind of reference, take a look at: The Unofficial A Little Dream Chart Of March-In Songs We have… No. 5! It Had To Be You For a grand entrance, you might want to consider using the…

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Taking stock

The seventh lunar month is upon us, and we’re taking this short reprieve to take stock and plan for the upcoming months. 2006 has been our most exciting and fulfilling year so far. We’ve had the opportunity to perform at many venues for the first time, including The Fullerton and the Arches. We even sang at the Majestic Hotel just before it was open to the public! We’ve been blessed by the overwhelming support from our customers, who placed their…

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Discounts!

Is it too late to jump onto the Great Singapore Sale bandwagon? It is our pleasure to offer a special discount to clients of Gabriel Mendes photography. Heh, you should be rewarded for having good taste! (More details here) Backstory: We first met each other at Michael and Cristy’s wedding, and within five minutes after we were introduced, Grabriel pronounced, “I’m not a fan of jazz bands.” Ho-kay. He doesn’t mince words. Still, we tried not to let it affect…

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Silvia and Kelvin, 16 Jul 06, Senso

Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: For The First Time L-R: Silvia, Kelvin, Hsin Yeow, Ein Ein and Wilson Hours after singing for Kelvin and Silvia, I’m still cruising on an adrenaline rush, like that pink bunny charged up on on a neverending supply of Duracell batteries. Singing at weddings does that for me. Especially one like Silvia and Kelvin’s. The evening started on an excellent note when the guests applauded enthusiastically to the march-in song, For The First Time. One of my…

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