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(Wedding) Michael and Laura, 14 May 2011, Mandarin Oriental (Oriental Ballroom)

Melvin’s Thoughts: Beautiful… My deepest impression of this wedding is that everyone is so good looking. Both the bride and groom had great dress sense and looked perfect for each other. Their entourage of friends, both the bride and groom’s sister and brother gang were all gorgeously and charmingly dressed. It was a beautiful wedding in every sense of the word. Unique to all the weddings I had performed for, there was a best dressed competition. Of course the stars…

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Yee Hong and Angela, 11 Dec 2010, Oriental Ballroom, Mandarin Oriental

Judy’s thoughts: 我愿意 (I’m Willing) A few months back Hsin Yeow emailed me with a song list and asked if I was comfortable with all the songs. I took a look and to my delight, they were all classic, evergreen Mandarin numbers! I personally like many of the songs in the list and was glad that I could sing for Yee Hong and Angela’s wedding. It was truly a romantic sight when the newly-weds walked into the ballroom, while I…

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Adrian and Jasmine, 16 Nov 2010, Mandarin Oriental

Eleanor’s thoughts: Collide My personal experience of this particular wedding was filled with reminders of how small Singapore is. When I first met up with Adrian to discuss the songlist for his wedding celebration, I couldn’t help but feel as if I had met him before. The feeling was certainly mutual; almost immediately after we introduced ourselves, he said he found my face very familiar. As Adrian’s wife, Jasmine, watched on in bemusement, Adrian and I meticulously traced our way…

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Dennis and Yoshi, 3 Nov 2010, Atrium Ballroom, Mandarin Oriental

Imelda’s thoughts: Just Because Coming soon! Band: Imelda, Shawn & Adi L-R: Imelda, Dennis, Yoshi, Shawn & Adi Repertoire: This Dance (1st March-in), Love that will Last, Do That to Me One More Time, For Your Babies, I Love the Way You Love Me, I Love You Just Because, Never Knew Love Like This Before, Now and Forever (You and I), Now and Forever, Same Side of the Moon, Someone Like You, Stuck on You, I Could Not Ask for More, Through the…

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Ray and Eliz, 9 Oct 2010, Mandarin Oriental

Imelda’s thoughts: Never Say Goodbye Coming soon! Band: Imelda, Zhenq Quan, Linus L-R: Linus, Imelda, Eliz, Ray, Zheng QuanRepertoire: 家后 (Queen Of The House), Fallen, Two Words, Rainbow Connection, At Last, A Love That Will Last, We Could Be Together, Inseparable, Overjoyed, Make It With You, You Were There, Love Of A Lifetime, Love Will Keep Us Alive, You Are The Sunshine Of My Life, 细水长流 (Flowing Rivers), 有梦有朋友 (Dreams And Friends), All My Only Dreams, Faithfully, Better Together, Never…

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Patrick and Geraldine, 30 Jun 2010, Mandarin Oriental (Wedding Live Band)

Bevlyn’s Thoughts: Better Together Band: Bevlyn & Ein Ein Repertoire: Canon In D (Instrumental March-In Music), Close To You, Dream A Little Dream, When You Say Nothing At All, 给我一个吻 (Give Me A Kiss), 一首简单的歌 (A Simple Song),  爱你不是两三天 (Loving You Is Not A Matter Of 2 or 3 Days), 月亮代表我的心 (The Moon Represents My Heart), Fly Me To The Moon, I Only Want To Be With You, The Way You Look Tonight, Save The Last Dance For Me, I’m Yours, Better Together, Accidentally In Love, 无条件为你 (Unconditional Love), 家后…

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Chuan Tat and Cheryl, 26 Jun 2010, Mandarin Oriental (Oriental Ballroom) (Wedding Live Band)

Ariel’s thoughts: Photos Courtesy of Eng Hong 39East Band: Ariel, Jerome, Qiuyun, Melvin Repertoire: From This Moment (1st March-in), Lucky (2nd March-in), 爱很简单 (Love is Simple), Every Day I Love You, 追,  第一次 (The First Time), 星晴 (Brightest Star in the Clearest Sky), I Do (Cherish You), Wonderful Tonight,  今生今世 (This Lifetime), Finally Found, Dreaming of You Tonight, 默契 (Mutual Understanding), Somewhere Out There, Eternal Flame, L-O-V-E, Fly Me to the Moon, 今生注定 (Destined), For Longer Than Forever, From Now…

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Ivan and Wynnie, 26 Jun 2010, Atrium Suites, Mandarin Oriental (Wedding Live Band)

Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: The Perfect Year Sparks didn’t fly when Ivan and Wynnie first met each other. In Ivan’s words, she was “just another girl at the office.” As both were against office romances, their relationship never developed beyond the confines of the office. But all that changed when Ivan decided to leave the company. Before he did, he plucked up his courage, downed a few (kidding) and asked Wynnie out for supper one night. That one chance he took…

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Clara and Dennis, 21 May 10, Mandarin Oriental (Wedding Live Band)

Imelda’s Thoughts: Coming soon! Band: Imelda, James & Brad L-R: James, Dennis, Clara, Imelda, Brad Repertoire: 给我一个吻 (Give Me A Kiss),  我要你的爱 (I Want Your Love), 玫瑰玫瑰我爱你 (Rose Rose I Love You), 夜来香 (Fragrance In The Night, 甜蜜蜜 (Honey Sweet), 爱情的魔力 (The Power of Love), 一见你就笑 (I Smile When I See You), 叉烧包 (Pork Buns), 夜上海 (Shanghai Nights), 好春宵 (Beautiful Night In Spring), 月亮代表我的心 (The Moon Represents My Heart), La Vie En Rose, If We Hold On Together, Love Will Keep Us Alive, Fly Me To…

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Lex Mundi 2010 Asia Awards Dinner & Dance, 1 May 2010, Atrium Ballroom, Mandarin Oriental

Shawn’s thoughts: Star Awards It was like STAR AWARDS! The band dished out 15-20 second snippets of popular jazz and big band tunes as the winners smiled their way up to the stage for their awards and thanksgiving speeches.  Take a look at Matthew’s notes: The Mandarin Oriental banquet staff went the extra mile to make sure the band gets not just the same beverages and delicacies but the same quality service their guests enjoyed. Thank you! The second half of the…

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Carlson and Cabell, 21 Jan 2010, Mandarin Oriental (Wedding Live Band)

Serene’s thoughts: This Is It Carlson and Cabell had a very unique march-in. Five couple friends, ladies all dressed in matching turquoise blue dresses, and the gentlemen, in black suits marched-in slowly, making a lovely entrance for the couple. I thought it was beautiful. Even more so with their choice of the march-in song “Only You” (by Sinead O’Connor), with such breathtakingly beautiful lyrics: My love, Your love Has opened up a world I’ve never known All hope, Was found…

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Jeffrey and Jaslyn, 13 Dec 09, Grand Ballroom, Mandarin Oriental (Wedding Live Band)

Junxiong’s thoughts: Till The End… Jeffrey and Jaslyn is one of the rare few couples whom I have met with more than 10yrs of relationship (11.5yrs to be precise.. Wow!). That really makes us envy. Their relationship started to sparkle off ever since 1998 when Jeffrey was still in his Poly days while Jaslyn is still mugging in her Junior College. Their wedding theme is also very well coordinated with all the sisters in attractive pink dresses while the brothers…

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Angelina and Markus, 25 Oct 09, Mandarin Oriental (Wedding Live Band)

Jun Xiong’s Thoughts: I Finally Found Someone As the the melodic piece “I finally found someone” was played during Markus and Angelina’s wedding photo montage, I felt that it perfectly describes their deep feelings for each other. Here’s how the song goes: “I finally found someone, That knocks me off my feet I finally found the one, That makes me feel complete …” That was also what Markus personally revealed to me with a beaming smile, that Angelina and himself are perfectly…

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Sylvia and Melvin, 2 Oct 09, Mandarin Oriental (Wedding Live Band)

Hui Ming’s thoughts: 私奔到月球 想到結婚 大概沒幾個人會聯想到私奔吧? 可我喜歡私奔。 喜歡它所象徵的浪漫自由。 也喜歡它的省事。 而如果是私奔到月球的話, 那更添唯美了。 結婚 可以有很多形式。 但不論什麽形式,都有它美好感人的地方。 參加過不多不少的婚禮。 每次當我以爲應該麻木的時候, 卻還是感動了。 這一次也不例外。 其實不論婚禮怎樣 重要的是之後的人生。 我想 兩個人縂要恩恩愛愛地白頭偕老 才對得起這樣一個燦爛的開始。 Sylvia and Melvin knew each other at the tender age of 13! Love blossomed after 4 years of friendship and the rest, as they say, is history.Band: Jun Xiong, Hui Ming & Kenny L-R: Jun Xiong, Melvin, Sylvia, Hui Ming, KennyRepertoire: Tonight I Celebrate My Love, A Whole New World, In Love With You, 恋爱频率, 私奔到月球, 关于爱情,…

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Rain and Daniel, 21 Sep 09, Mandarin Oriental (Wedding Live Band)

Ian’s Thoughts: A Date with Daniel & Rain “When love is put to the test, those who persist will find a way out.” Daniel and Rain is one such couple. The couple knew each other since their poly days but love only blossomed several years after. Like most couples, bickering is part and parcel of growing together; but when stress came into the picture as well, they found themselves trying to keep afloat. According to Rain, Daniel was the man…

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Juanita and Darren, 15 Aug 09, Mandarin Oriental (Wedding Live Band)

Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: Somewhere Only We Know In the cynical world we live in, can love still last forever? Or is it enough to be in love right now? Darren would always be remembered as the groom who elicited a collective gasp of horror when he called Juanita “my current wife” and “hopefully my eternal happiness” during his speech. To Juanita’s credit, she hardly batted an eyelid and playfully jabbed Darren’s butt in mock protest. The guests were discerning enough…

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Boon Peng and Candie, 14 Jun 09, Mandarin Oriental (Wedding Live Band)

Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: Ordinary Miracles It’s not that usual when everything is beautiful It’s just another ordinary miracle today Ordinary miracles awaited me on 14 June, the day of Boon Peng and Candie’s wedding celebration at Mandarin Oriental. The ‘little’ things reminded me of what a miracle it is for love to bind two people as they embark on a journey to last a lifetime. For example, the candid photographs which the couple picked to showcase during the dinner showed…

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Andy and Yvette, 21 Feb 09, Mandarin Oriental (Wedding Live Band)

Bevlyn’s thoughts: Some Kind Of Wonderful In Yvette’s own words: If there is anything distinctive abt our time together, I’d think it is how we have influenced each other in our originally different likes and preferences. Like how he used to cringe when we watch my favourite taiwan variety program… to being the one who’d wake up early to catch a re-run! Or how I used to think reality tv gameshows are a waste of time…. only to bet my…

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Andy and Alicia, 3 Jan 09, Mandarin Oriental (Wedding Live Band)

Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: 在我生命中的每一天 (In Every Day Of My Life) When it comes to buying appropriate gifts, I always seek the help of my wife or female friends. They have a knack of knowing what to get, where to buy and how much to pay. Eight years ago, Andy sought the help of Alicia, his new colleague, to purchase a Christmas present for his client. Andy and Alicia arranged to meet one afternoon to buy the gift. That was their…

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(Wedding Live Band) Shaun and Joanne, 27 Dec 08, Mandarin Oriental

Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: A Love That Will Last In Joanne’s words, “Looking back, perhaps it was all in the Lord’s great big plan for us to go through this long and tiring journey in order for both of us to appreciate each other better.” Joanne and Shaun worked in the same company, but sparks didn’t fly because they had different groups of friends. Sure, they met a couple of times at a pub for drinks after work. Still, they never…

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