Imelda’s thoughts: I’ll Be There For You

For those of you around my age (you know who you are), you’d remember the movie “When Harry Met Sally”. Johnny and Sally’s wedding was very aptly titled “When Johnny Met Sally”. In the same cute and lighthearted fashion, the couple presented a photo montage depicting the story of how they met and got together. What I was really itching to ask Sally was, if Johnny was the slightest bit “Hairy”. But, I really didn’t want to be too corny on their big day.

During the briefing, I asked Johnny if they wanted a traditional roaring “Yam Seng” or a simple modern “Cheers” for their toasting ceremony. He wasn’t too sure initially but after I heard that he had 2 cartons of hard liquor prepared, I insisted he put the “Yam Sengs” to good use for a celebration of a lifetime!! 2 cartons of brandy along with stout, beer and wine is sure a lot of booze for a lunch wedding. But hey, this is a once in a lifetime celebration for this cute couple, so let’s drink and be merry!

As Johnny thanked his parents and brother during his speech, I could see tears of joy roll down their cheeks. Even his younger brother who used to stand up against bullies for big brother Johnny had to dab away tears. It’s really such a joy to see such a humble and close knitted family.

In Sally’s very well articulated speech, she announced that she now officially has 2 Johnnys in her life, her dad is Big Johnny, and well, husband Johnny is also Big Johnny. What a lucky gal you are Sally!

By the end of the luncheon, the groom was still surprisingly sober. Ein Ein, Reggie and I said our polite good byes to this lovely friendly couple, who really did live up to their bubbly sounding names. Johnny and Sally, I will always bear in mind these 8 Chinese words that you reiterated in your speeches – “相亲相爱, 相敬如宾”, to love and respect each other, the fundamental rule of thumb for any lasting relationship. May you always be there for each other, through thick and thin, good and bad. God Bless!

Band: Imelda, Regi, Ein Ein

L-R: Ein Ein, Imelda, Sally, Johnny
Photo courtesy of Joan Leong


So Much In Love (1st March-in), It Had To Be You, Close To You, Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love For You, Let There Be Love, L-O-V-E, When I Fall In Love, Grow Old With You, (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons, The Way You Look Tonight, Just the Way You Are

Fallen (2nd March-in), Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, All You Need Is Love, You Are The Sunshine Of My Life, I’m Yours, You Belong To Me, 今天妳要嫁给我 (Marry Me Today), 甜蜜蜜 (Honey Sweet), 月亮代表我的心 (The Moon Represents My Heart), 每天愛你多一些 (Every Day I Love You More), I’ll Be There For You


Hi Hsin Yeow,

Sorry that we took so long to reply. Been busy with our renovations and honeymoon preparations…

Just want to let you know that we had a great time with your band! The songs were great! Imelda’s voice was very captivating. A lot of our friends asked about our wedding band!

Thank you very much for the wonderful experience and please pass our thanks to Imelda & team!

Johnny & Sally

Song To Recommend:

I’ll Be There For You – synonymous with the hit American sitcom “Friends”, this song is a perfect tribute to the important people in your life