Ariel’s thoughts: Angels Brought Me Here

Gim Kiong and Pei Lin decided to start their wedding dinner with a bang! Rather than the usual photo montage that couples show at wedding dinners these days, Gim Kiong and Pei Lin’s guests were treated to an entertaining animation depicting the highlights of their love story, from Gim Kiong’s relentless pursuit of Pei Lin to his unintentional mistake of being late on their first day!

The cartoon, peppered with hilarious graphics, sure set the right tone of celebration for their wedding and one could really feel everyone loosen up immediately for the evening. The bridal couple had also tastefully chosen a set of repertoire, ranging from Chinese oldies to English pop, which the guests seemed to enjoy.

We were delighted when some of the guests sang along and applauded enthusiastically when Hsin Yeow and I sang Mandarin duets such as 小酒窝 (Small Dimples) and 梁山伯与朱丽叶 (Liang Shan Bo & Juliet). I personally was mesmerised and awed when Hsin Yeow delivered the most touching version of Angels Brought Me Here, with Matthew on the keys.

If you could see what I see
You’re the answer to my prayers
And if you could feel the tenderness I feel
You would know it would be clear that angles brought me here

It was clear that Gim Kiong and Pei Lin had very good friends as a number of guests came to us with song dedications for the couple. We were ever willing to spread the love, singing dedications such as Wonderful Tonight and 月亮代表我的心 (The Moon Represents My Heart), specially requested by the couple’s colleagues from PUB and the “Barrage Team”.

Such song requests also added a personal touch to the wedding dinner, making it even more endearing. Love was really in the air!

Last but not least, the bridal couple and their guests also had a bunch of dedicated and professional hotel banquet staff to ensure that the wedding dinner proceeded without a single hitch. Hsin Yeow, Matthew and I were very impressed when banquet staff from M Hotel also constantly attended to our needs, urging us to take our dinner and welcoming us to approach them should we encounter any problems. With such responsible staff working through the night for the dinner, how could we ever have problems?

I dare say, on behalf of the band, that we really enjoyed the night, singing, grooving and soaking in the atmosphere of love and celebration. Congratulations to Gim Kiong and Pei Lin!

Band: Hsin Yeow, Ariel, Matthew

L-R: Hsin Yeow, Gim Kiong, Pei Ling, Ariel, Matthew

Destiny (1st March-in), Quando Quando Quando, You’re Still The One, Every Day I Love You, 小酒窝 (Small Dimples), Like A Rose, Because You Loved Me, Way Back Into Love, 世界唯一的你 (The Only You In This World), Love Will Keep Us Alive, 恋爱频率 (Love Frequency)

Your Love (2nd March-in), This I Promise You, 小手拉大手 (Small Hands Holding Large Hands), 甜甜的 (Sweetness), 你是我心内的一首歌 (You’re A Song In My Heart), When You Tell Me That You Love Me, Angels Brought Me Here, 月亮代表我的心 (The Moon Represents My Heart), 梁山伯与朱丽叶 (Liang Shan Bo & Juliet), 爱的就是你 (The One I Love Is You), Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, 今天你要嫁给我 (Marry Me Today)

Compliments from Gim Kiong:

Hi, saw your write-up of us in your blog. It’s very nice, thanks 🙂

We have received very good feedback from our guests of your performance. They said it gave them a very good memory of our wedding!