Bevlyn’s Thoughts: Dance In The Old Fashioned Way
Esther and Huan’s wedding was held at Au Petit Salut, the intimate and cosy French restaurant tucked deep in the greens along Harding Rd. The solemnisation ceremony was conducted in a room opposite the dining hall, and the hall became the holding room for Esther and Huan before they march-in for the ceremony. Adeline and I were by the piano doing a little rehearsal for the chansons to be performed later that evening, though I have to say we were most often than not distracted by the culinary works of the French master chef in his open kitchen on the other end!
The Singaporean female emcee is a good friend of Esther while the French male emcee is a good friend of Huan. Everybody enjoyed the chemistry displayed by both when they recounted their own takes of how the couple got together, and of course each claimed to be authentic. The microphone was passed to the horses’ mouths and finally Esther admitted it was Huan’s warm family who won her over when she visited Huan during one of her holidays.
The game played that evening had got to be one of the funniest I’d ever seen. Esther and Huan sat backfaced to each other. With 1 of their shoes in 1 hand and the partner’s shoe in the other, they answered the emcee’s questions. For instance, “Who is more vain?”, “Who initated the first kiss?”, “Who is more likely to pass gas?” etc. It was definitely good laugh for the guests as well because some of the answers were rather unexpected!
One other highlight was the first dance by the couple, along to our performance of “Close to you”. What gave me great joy was when a few other couples spontaneously came up to dance at the later part of the evening. Adeline and I definitely had a great time performing to the intimate crowd, and catching up with the talented photographer Eu Lee over great French cuisine!
One great song we enjoyed doing was the French chanson Dance In The Old Fashioned Way.
Esther and Huan, thanks for inviting us to be a part of your wedding. Here’s wishing you great joy and everlasting love for your marriage! Congratulations!
La Vie En Rose, C’est Si Bon, Come Away With Me, If I Ain’t Got You, Just The Way You Are, When You Say You Love Me, Girl From Ipanema, So Nice, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, It Had To Be You, Let’s Fall In Love, L-O-V-E, 给我一个吻 (Give Me A Kiss), 月亮代表我的心 (The Moon Represents My Heart), Love and Marriage, Close To You, 甜蜜蜜 (Honey Sweet), Kiss Me, How Deep Is Your Love, Stand By Me, And The Angel Sings, Dance In The Old Fashion Way