Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: Moonlight Serenade

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Jeremy and Joyce
All 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 which made the night memorable. There were many special moments which I’m sure Jeremy and Joyce will keep in their hearts for many years to come.

My favourite part of the wedding was when I coaxed Jeremy to read aloud a poem which he had written for Joyce. The poem was one of three arduous tasks he had to complete before he could win Joyce’s hand. According to Joyce, it was the toughest.

The best lines, I feel, are in the last stanza:

Darling you caused an Eureka in me,
Throwing my well planned life into a good tsunami,
And now I can only imagine life with you from here on,
Even though you can sure nag on and on…
After he read the poem, I asked Joyce to reciprocate by kissing Jem. She readily obliged, and it was a passionate, drawn-out, full-on-the-lips kiss. Well done, Joyce!

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The ordeal…
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The reward!

Another indelible memory was when Jem and Joyce took to the dance floor, which, according to their friends, was very rare. The song was Something Stupid, and unbeknownst to the couple, we actually extended the song so that they could dance longer. Yes, we’re eveel.

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They’re having a great time…while trying not to step on each other’s toes!
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Bevlyn’s thoughts: Made For Each Other

It’s amazing I know, but it was actually my first performance at Burkhill Hall despite having sung at weddings for coming to 4 years now. It was either due to scheduling problems or requests for male singers that robbed me of the opportunity to step foot on the venue Hsin Yeow had been gushing about since the day he performed there. And he sure wasn’t exaggerating – the breath-taking flowers and fauna was a sight to behold, a dream haven for nature lovers. Also a thumbs-up choice for couples who just want a different ambience from the enclosed banquets we usually go to.

Love the group photo below – Hsin Yeow and I put on our most nature-friendly colours for the occasion at the Botanic Garden and I was tickled at how the photo is symmetrical in terms of colour-coding. Anyway, there was no way anyone could steal the limelight from the barefoot bride and the groom with his shirt tucked-out. Now, that’s what we call “made for each other”.

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Bevlyn looking pained overcome with emotion!
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We also sprang a birthday surprise for sweet little Claire!
The band provided the music, and everyone sang the birthday song for her.

Band: Hsin Yeow, Bevlyn, Ein Ein and Jonathan Lim

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L-R: Ein Ein, Bevlyn, Joyce, Jeremy, Hsin Yeow and Jonathan

A Love That Will Last, Can’t Hurry Love, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Eyes On Me, I Only Wanna Be With You, I Will Follow Him, La Vie En Rose, The Way You Look Tonight, Wishin’ and Hopin’, 至少还有你 (At Least There Is You), Quando Quando Quando, Something Stupid, 小夫妻 (Couple), Angels, Beyond the Sea, Everlasting Love, Grow Old With You, In This Life, L-O-V-E, Love Me, One Boy One Girl, She, Somebody, The First The Last My Everything, You’re Still You

Wedding Tips:

(1) An alternative to giving tasks for the groom and his groomsmen to accomplish when they come to fetch the bride, think of specific challenges for the groom to overcome!

(2) Be spontaneous! Tuck your shirt out if you feel like it. Dance, like nobody’s watching.

(3) Spring a birthday surprise!

Compliments from the Wedding Photographer, Ken, who is a man of few words:

Great music!

Compliments from Jeremy chocsaltyballz:

We did not realize that the song was extended. Neither Joyce nor I had ever danced, but we were having fun attempting it. I knew it had to be done, after seeing your initial reaction at Suntec City when we told you there would be no first dance. The setting, the ambience and most definitely the music MOVED us literally. Ur evilness was very much appreciated. And yes I signed the cheque =)

When Beyond The Sea was playing….I thought it was a CD…that’s how good A Little Dream was.

Who is the band? Who chose the songs? Are they friends? … Just some questions that were asked about A Little Dream.

The songs were a hit to the young, the old and the ancient. Hsin Yeow and the crew were as close to us as friends, and the band’s chemistry just completed it all.

I hope to get you guys again, for some other event, or just for a meal….we’ll definitely be in touch.