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(Wedding) Wilson and Dew, 16 Nov 08, Raffles Hotel

Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: Love Will Find A Way Who says geeks don’t get the girls? The story goes that Wilson, being the brightest guy in the class, was greatly admired by many. One of his admirers included Dew, who was foundering in her studies. In a bid to get better grades, Dew sought Wilson’s help. In the course of helping Dew, Wilson, naturally, asked her out on a date. Quid pro quo. Nonetheless, Dew should be credited for adding colour…

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(Wedding) James and Wynne, 8 Nov 08, Fullerton

Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: Shall We Dance? Shall we dance? On a bright cloud of music shall we fly? Shall we dance? Shall we then say “Goodnight and mean “Goodbye”? Or perchance, When the last little star has left the sky, Shall we still be together With our arms around each other And shall you be my new romance? On the clear understanding That this kind of thing can happen, Shall we dance? James and Wynne’s wedding reception began with this…

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(Wedding) Lay Hian and Yeou Yee, 7 Nov 08, Grand Shanghai

Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder A “short and sweet” introduction about Lay Hian and Yeou Yee (YY): We met 7 years ago at university and he has been my ultimate best friend, soulmate and everything else ever since. We were just like any other couple (meet, eat, chill daily) until two years ago, we made the major decision for YY to join his brother & uncle in Guangzhou for a business venture. Since then, we only…

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(Wedding) Jin Wei and Kristy, 25 Oct 08, Grand Ballroom, Grand Copthorne Waterfront

Juliet’s thoughts: The Nearness Of You It’s been a while since I sang an all-English repertoire for a wedding, which is pretty interesting for a change. The night began with light jazz numbers such as Dream A Little Dream and The Nearness Of You, warming up to uptempo standards like Cheek To Cheek and Fly Me To The Moon gradually. All photos in this entry were taken by Juliet It’s my first with Edward and it’s also been a while…

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(Wedding) Hui Si and Keng Yong, 18 Oct 08, Straits Room, Fullerton

Juliet’s thoughts: Two Sleepy People First of all, ZQ and I would agree the sound at Fullerton Straits Ballroom with its natural acoustics were pretty impressive. 🙂 The night started off with an unusually attentive crowd, much to our pleasant surprise, as we felt they were really listening to our music. We’re definitely very appreciative as they clapped from song to song. When we decided to hit the slow swing ballad, Two Sleepy People, the groom actually stood up to…

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(Wedding) John and Yueng-Lyn, 27 Sep 08, Panorama Room, Hilton

Juliet’s thoughts: You’re Still The One Here’s one of the most interesting weddings I will remember, for various reasons. Working with Clarence again, is definitely a joy since we tend to share similar musical instincts, and I especially appreciate his spontaneity and the adventurous streak in arrangement, offering the songs a unique flavour each and every time we perform a song together. Though young, Ivan surprised me with his improvisational skills, giving the ballads a smoothness to them, and faster…

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(Wedding) Alex and Marie, 20 Sep 08, Palm Terrace, The Legends, Fort Canning

Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: Thank You For Loving Me Apparently, the best sport to get to know someone better is roller blading. Think of it, if the lady you’re trying to blade with has some difficulty balancing, the most natural thing to do would be to hold her hand! After some hand-holding and chit-chatting, Alex and Marie embarked on a relationship that culminated in a beautiful wedding at the Palm Terrace of The Legends Country Club at Fort Canning. Several things…

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(Wedding) Genevieve and Daniel, 14 Sep 08, Ritz Carlton

Juliet’s thoughts: Lucky The night started with our singer and MC Zheng Quan who introduced the couple and shared with us their love story, with interesting excerpts from how they first met to how he proposed. The lovely couple then proceeded with a lively rendition of Somewhere Over The Rainbow, played by Feri (guitarist) and Julian (pianist), and sung by Zheng Quan himself. It was a lovely sight as the couple walked down the red carpet. Right after the 1st…

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(Wedding) Fabian and Yenni, 13 Sep 08, Raffles Hotel

Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: Lovely An e-mail from Yenni: “Hi Hsin Yeow, This is Yenni. I am very happy that we are finally going to engage your band to play at our wedding!!!!! When we met at Chijmes the other time, my boyfriend and I were planning our honeymoon in Alaska and we were debating on whether to splurge on a particular excursion involving a helicopter and a dog sledging trip. We agreed to go for that excursion trip, as we…

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Belinda and Leung, 8 Aug 08, Poolside, Swissotel The Stamford

Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: 难得有情人(Hard To Find A Lover Like You) A new venue, a new line-up. Endless possibilities. Juliet, Jonathan and Tim braved the elements by performing al fresco, at the poolside of Fairmont Singapore. Belinda wanted some Cantonese numbers to dedicate to her in-laws, so Juliet accepted the challenge and sang a trio of Cantopop numbers: 难得有情人(Hard To Find A Lover Like You), 爱是永恒 (Love Is Eternal) and 追 (Chase). The band even attracted the attention of hotel guests…

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Tze Yang and Jeanie, 26 Jul 08, Chijmes

Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: Grow Old With Me Just ask. You’ll never know until you try. Regular readers might think we sign contracts with our couples specifying that they must serenade each another, judging by the frequency this happens at our wedding performances. Not true at all. It helps that we’re very experienced in the art of persuasion, having seen how a singing groom or bride can instantly transform the atmosphere and energy in a ballroom, how tangible love can get…

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Calvin and Misako, 20 Jul 08, Pavilion Ballroom, Rasa Sentosa

Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: Love Love Love When Calvin sent me an e-mail with the programme for their wedding lunch reception one day, he included a document called “bio.doc”. I opened it, and to my surprise, it was a page of Calvin and Misako’s “bio-stats”, listing their birthdays, zodiac signs, favourite colours and hobbies. Here are three of the most interesting (in my opinion) ones. Calvin’s secret ambition: Sail around the world! Misako’s secret ambition: Fashion model (Misako certainly has what…

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Esther and Jeff, 28 Jun 08, China Club (dinner)

Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: Let’s Fall In Love Tonight, I want everyone to fall in love again; fall in love with your friends, with your family and with one another! – Esther You seldom hear couples talk about their differences on their wedding day. Yet, Esther and Jeff mentioned several times during their wedding celebrations at the Church and The China Club, that they were “not a perfect couple”. Their candour was refreshing and sincere; it showed to me that Esther…

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Wei Ping and Kenny, 8 Jun 08, Orchard Hotel

Jonathan Ang’s thoughts: The Way You Look Tonight Wei Ping and Kenny’s wedding was a straightforward yet elegant affair which the band members and myself enjoyed playing at. The couple decided to go for something on a smaller scale, a ballroom with only 15 tables or so. Personally, I very much enjoy playing at such settings as the atmosphere is always more cozy and intimate. Thankfully, the couple managed to book edmundleong.com in time for him to take these beautiful…

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Min Min and Chee Hiang, 7 Jun 08, Raffles Marina

Juliet’s thoughts: So Nice We’d all thought Raffles Marina was somewhere in town, till we found out it was authentic ‘by-the-sea’ kind of ‘marina’. 🙂 Unlike the usual hotel setup, Min Min and Chee Hiang had theirs by the sea, with all the yachts and the wide expanse of skies, with steady breezes. I do believe it helped put us in a rather light-hearted mood with a sustained bounce in our musical delivery after. All photos in this blog (except…

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