Jo’s thoughts: My Heart Will Go On
While big ballrooms are beautiful, it’s a whole new level of lovely to experience a wedding peopled entirely by all of 40 close relatives and friends, in the sparkling setting of La Cantina, a rave reviewed Italian bistro complete with a breezy outdoor pool and an azure sea view from the rooftop of Changi Village Hotel.
Each of the exclusive group of guests was wonderful, smiley and supportive, but the loveliest were naturally our bride Andrene and our groom Eddy, who rather than taking their places of honour at a special VIP table, moved their seats from table to table to speak to and thank each and every one of their guests.
While Andrene looked beautiful and beamed graciously and gracefully, Eddy was the undisguisedly happy host who came up to the mike to exhort everybody (including us) to enjoy themselves, and to drink, while leading by example. He also sang a rousing Cantonese song to Andrene (which had the whole restaurant, including an amused Andrene, joining in for the chorus) twice, and encoring another Cantonese song where he pulled up all his male relatives and gregarious pals in a testosterone-charged chorus. It was quite funny to notice that each time he came up to sing, he said that it would be the last time, but of course with the screams of support that a rockstar in a concert would get, one last time would never be enough!
Eddy was accompanied by the very talented Kim-Chye, who was also my guitarist for the night — lucky me. We did several jazz love songs, a dedication of My Heart Will Go On, and in view of the impending Chinese New Year, also worked out a special rendition of 爱拼才会赢 (Ai Piah Cia Eh Yia) (Strive In Love To Win) with opportunities for enhanced Getai-style vibrato. If the cheers were anything to go by, the guests seemed to like it, and a very obliging Eddy gave us a few standing ovations.
It was a real pleasure playing for such a wonderful couple surrounded by all their warm and obviously tightly knit friends and family. If the first day is anything to go by, we think Andrene and Eddy are going to have a very blessed and happy wedded life ahead.
P.S. Thanks, Gordon (of Wedding Matters) for recommending us!
Band: Jo, Kim-Chye
(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons, Besame Mucho, Beyond The Sea, Close To You, Come Fly With Me, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Fly Me To The Moon, For Once In My Life, Have I Told You Lately, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Let There Be Love, Let’s Fall In Love, The Look Of Love, L-O-V-E, Misty, Quando Quando Quando, So Nice, Somewhere Over The Rainbow, The Very Thought Of You, Unforgettable
爱拼才会赢 (Ai Piah Cia Eh Yia) (Strive In Love To Win), My Heart Will Go On
Compliments from Eddy:
Hi Hsin Yeow
The band’s performance was absolutely fantastic. I think the band did an amazing job!