Hui Bing’s thoughts: Come Fly With Me
“Hi everyone, this is Brennen, your groom speaking. We thank you for taking the time off to attend our wedding and we hope you will have an enjoyable evening with us ahead.”
The groom, Brennen, who is a SIA pilot, made this entertaining announcement at the start of the wedding dinner, much to the amusement of his guests. To create better impact, Brennen wore his full pilot attire for his 1st march-in, which I thought goes really well with the beautiful wedding gown that Vinny was wearing that night.
Unknown to Brennen, Vinny had planned a surprise for him during the dinner – to sing and play one of his favourite songs In Your Life in front of all their guests. For someone who had no music background, I thought Vinny sang and played the song beautifully. Though she fumbled a few times, she was determined to complete the song for her husband. She was rewarded with loud applause of encouragement and a long hug from Brennen.
Spurred by Vinny’s singing, the couple’s father also gamely went up to Linus and me, and asked us to accompany him while he sang for the newly weds. His rendition of Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps was so good that the guests wanted him to continue, and he obliged with Till There Was You.
The highlight of the programme, I thought, was actually their thank-you speech. In addition to the usual thank-yous for their family members, Brennen shared candidly with the guests that their 9.5 years together was not always smooth-going but Vinny has been there for him all the way while he completed his studies and pilot training.
Dear Brennen and Vinny, our warmest congratulations to both of you and I am sure that you guys will be filled with happiness and bliss ahead.
Band: Hui Bing, Linus
L-R: Hui Bing, Vinny, Brennen, Linus
L-O-V-E, Fly Me To The Moon, Kiss Me, The Way You Look Tonight, C’est Si Bon, The Look of Love, Let’s Fall In Love, Valentine, Come Fly With Me, Sway
Unforgettable (2nd March In), Beyond The Sea, And I Love You So, Till There Was You, That’s What Friends Are For, Dream A Little Dream, So Nice, 感恩的心 (A Grateful Heart), Close To You, La Vie En Rose, Quizas Quizas Quizas