Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: Better Together
Holding a wedding outdoors can be a risky thing, given the temper tantrums of our tropical weather.
When I reached Amara Sanctuary Resort on 31 Oct afternoon, the blazing sun showed no signs of abating. I had to swallow my words two hours later, when dark clouds ate up the sun, spat out a light drizzle which swiftly turned into a downpour.
Luckily, Jesslyn’s sunny disposition kept rain clouds at bay for about two crucial hours. Within that time, she walked into the glass pavilion to our live performance of “Better Together”, exchanged vows with her husband Sterling, and even found time to throw a bouquet to a group of enthusiastic young women!
Two moments, in particular, will remain etched in my memory. One was when Jesslyn came over to me, pointed to my lyrics sheet and said, “Oh, I chose this song for my mom!”
That song was 我只在乎你 (I Only Care For You). Jesslyn went over to tell her mom, who turned to smile at me. It was great knowing that she appreciated her daughter’s gesture. While I was singing, Jesslyn continued talking with her mom, and in the ensuing conversation, Jesslyn’s eyes watered. Her mom caressed her daughter’s hair, and looked reassuringly at Jesslyn. It was a beautiful moment between mother and daughter.
Another highlight was when I suggested to Sterling, “Would you and Jesslyn like to have a first dance?” Sterling agreed straight away, and whispered to me, “Let’s have La Vie En Rose!” He was so excited that he started stacking up the chairs in the pavilion to clear up some space for the dance! He certainly knew when to take the initiative.
Congratulations Jesslyn and Sterling! Thank you so much for inviting us to be part of your beautiful wedding.
Band: Hsin Yeow, Justin, Ivan
L-R: Justin, Ivan, Jesslyn, Sterling, Hsin Yeow
She, Love Me, 情非得已 (Can’t Help It), All My Life, Angel, 简单爱 (Simple Love), Crazy Little Thing Called Love, When A Man Loves A Woman, Wishin’ & Hopin’, When You Say Nothing At All, Sway, I’ll Follow You Into The Dark, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, The Way You Look Tonight, Fly Me To The Moon, 我只在乎你 (I Only Care For You), Save The Last Dance For Me, La Vie En Rose, Better Together, I’m Yours, Grow Old With You
Hi Hsin Yeow,
Thank you so much for performing at our wedding, everyone enjoyed your performance. Many of the guests told me how wonderful they thought the band was. I only wished I had been there for the first set as well (could hear the drift of melody from the villa while I was getting ready).
Don’t know if Sterl ever told you, but he had the two leftest of left feet (which was why we didn’t factor in the band for dinner nor a dance floor haha), and I was really surprise that he took on your suggestion to have a first dance. It made the day all the more special 🙂
Once again, a million thanks for being there to share our joy.
Jess and Sterl