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Edward and Vanessa, 16 May 09, Raffles Hotel (Wedding Live Band)

Matthew’s thoughts: The Look Of Love The last time I saw Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean was at a military parade, so you can imagine our SHOCK (read: pleasant surprise) when he showed up as a guest at the dinner. Now there are a few things about having really high-profile guests at your wedding dinner: it’s a little weird for the groom or master-of-ceremony to start their speech off with a “Good evening Deputy Prime Minister….” while the contents…

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Joanne and David, 11 Apr 09, East India Room, Raffles Hotel (Wedding Live Band)

Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: Butterfly Kisses The most touching song performed at David and Joanne’s wedding was by none other than Joanne’s dad. Done in a capella style, he sang the lullaby that he used to lull Joanne to sleep during her childhood. Before he began, he wished aloud for a guitar so that there could be some music to accompany him. But I felt music was unnecessary. His baritone voice was so assured, clear and moving that there was no…

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Bernard and Adalyn, 13 Mar 09, Royal China Restaurant, Raffles Hotel (Wedding Live Band)

Bevlyn’s thoughts: Can’t Help Falling In Love It was the first time that we performed in Royal China Restaurant, and my eyes were greeted by the soothingly homogenous baby blue colour beautifully coated over the walls, pillars and doors in the interiors. “Tiffany-blue” was what Adalyn commented when I pointed out how much I love the blue. She also shared with me that they had a party for their family and friends the evening before, and the banquet that evening…

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Samuel and Lynette, 18 Jan 09, Main Ballroom, Raffles Hotel (Wedding Live Band)

Hui Bing’s thoughts: Sway Samuel and Lynette, who were both working as doctors in the UK, have been out of Singapore for over 11 years. Hence, most of the guests to the wedding were invited by their parents from Singapore and Malaysia. Dr Lim, the fatherly gentleman who engaged us for the wedding, wanted a mix of oldies, such as Teresa Teng’s classics which will appeal to the older folks. I enjoyed singing these songs with a fuller line-up that…

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Rebecca and Ker Yang, 11 Jan 09, The Ballroom, Raffles Hotel (Wedding Live Band)

Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: Inside Your Heaven Rebecca and Ker Yang know a thing or two about personalising a wedding celebration. For one, they got a company to arrange for their wedding guests’ text messages to be displayed on a screen. Some of these heartwarming messages include: “Time to form your own soccer team with your kids!” – From 4E3 NHSS plus Yong Hao, Serene, Guo Quan and Yee Teng “Congratulations to the little princess and prince” – Best wishes, your…

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(Wedding) Paul and Ziyan, 13 Dec 08, Raffles Hotel

Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: Could I Have This Dance? To all clueless guys out there who don’t know how to treat your date right, take a leaf from Paul. He made sure he sent Ziyan back to her doorstep after every date, even though it meant a one-and-a-half hour bus journey from her place to his. Just so he could be sure Ziyan got home safely. He also demonstrated a flair for the dramatic when he informed me that he planned…

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(Wedding) Ee Lin and Benjamin, 30 Nov 08, Raffles Hotel

Bevlyn’s thoughts: Our Love is Here to Stay Ee Lin and Benjamin are one lovely couple to sing for. The wedding lunch banquet was a simple and cosy affair for the couple and their guests.  It was the first out of 2 weddings for me that day, and what better way to start the day off with all the standard jazz classics!  With James on piano, and Brad on his tenor saxophone, it was an enjoyable experience, especially when some…

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(Wedding) Shawn and Diana, 30 Nov 08, Raffles Hotel

Bevlyn’s thoughts: Can’t Help Falling In Love “30th November 2008 is a very significant date for us because it’s our 10th anniversary. We came together as a couple exactly 10 years ago and we are very glad that our families and friends can come together to share our happiness and give their blessings.” And so they were best of friends, boyfriend and girlfriend for 10 years since 30 Nov 1998; this date 10 years on marks them starting all over…

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(Wedding) Sammi and Cha Kun, 22 Nov 08, Raffles Hotel

Hui Bing’s thoughts: 喜欢你现在的样子 (I Love The Way You Look Now) Cupid has its own ways of bringing two people together, as exemplified in Sammi and Cha Kun’s love story. Sammi and Cha Kun first met at Imperial College, London when they were both studying Chemical Engineering. They remained good friends after graduation but both left for different countries to pursue their careers – Cha Kun went to MIT to pursue his PhD while Sammi came back to Singapore. As…

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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) Aaron and Yen Doo, 15 Nov 08, Raffles Hotel

Hui Bing’s thoughts: Mushaboom During one of the emails, Aaron, the groom said, “We are fine with songs that didn’t have a perfect or overly-happy lyrics that one would expect at a wedding. We didn’t just want happy tunes to just set the happy mood for the night, but ones that sort of tells stories about our past, present and in a way, future.” And so we took up Aaron’s challenge and performed the diverse mix of songs which he…

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(Wedding) Johnson and Nicole, 14 Sep 08, East India Room, Raffles Hotel

Serene & Jonathan’s thoughts: She’s Got A Way The wedding of Johnson and Nicole was one full of beautiful and sweet surprises. Surprise #1 The couple had planned a little surprise twist for their first march-in, in which the band had a part to play. When the emcee (Junxiong) invited the guests to rise and welcome the couple, Jonathan (Pianist) and Lim Hui (Violinist) started playing the classical wedding march, and the guests applauded enthusiastically, eager to catch a glimpse…

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(Wedding) Lilian and Derek, 14 Sep 08, Raffles Hotel

Hui Bing’s Thoughts: Till the End Derek and Lilian’s proposal story is like a scene from a romantic movie 🙂 “Derek had secretly planned an overseas trip to Bangkok during our proposal day. There he was appearing at my office building that morning and said “Just come down, we are catching a flight.” I was like “Huh, what flight?? To where??” Unknown to me, he has obtained prior approval from my boss. Hence, I went ahead with him to the…

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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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Anthony and Joey, 6 Jun 08, Raffles Hotel

Bevlyn’s thoughts: Crazy Little Thing Called Love In Joey’s own words: “The crowd (for her own wedding) are half Chinese, half Caucasians. We like the way you did for Xinyun where there’s a mixture of Hokkien (would make my aunties very happy), Chinese and English songs. And indeed, from where I was on the stage, I could see Anthony’s families and friends on the left, and Joey’s counterparts on the right. Distinctively different, yet brought together by the couple’s love…

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Jaime and Charles, 29 Oct 06, The Ballroom, Raffles Hotel (Wedding Live Band)

Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: What A Wonderful World Charles’ best man and host for the evening began his toast by saying, “What a wonderful world this is, where a man from California can meet the girl of his dreams in a little island in Southeast Asia. And for Jaime, that girl living on that tiny island, to meet and fall in love with the man of her dreams who was born in a place half a world away.” He went on…

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Simon and Shu Ling, 8 Jul 06, Raffles Hotel Lawn

Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: Set The Night To Music It was a busy day. After performing for Bill and Joanne at The Legends in the morning, we rushed to the Raffles Hotel to get ready for Simon and Shu’s wedding. The latter presented us with more challenges because the ceremony was held outdoors, at the lawn. Although there was a fan in the gazebo where we were performing, we were soon drenched in sweat. Simon also wanted us to play almost…

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