Boon Siang and Juliana, 16 Oct 09, Stamford Ballroom, Swissotel The Stamford (Wedding Live Band)

Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: Angels Brought Me Here

It is so rare for Boon Siang and Juliana to have a tiff that they could count on one hand the number of times that happened. In fact, Boon Siang told his wedding guests the longest time they stayed mad at each other was about half a day at most. Juliana also found it surprising that wedding preparations went so smoothly. They agreed on almost every decision, and when they didn’t, one party compromised and they moved on.

Ariel, Lim Hui, Ein Ein and I had a fantastic time performing at Boon Siang and Juliana’s wedding! The wedding is probably the A Little Dream record-holder for having the most number of ‘guest stars’. Quite a few wedding guests asked to perform. Most of them sang without any prior rehearsal, except for one special guest – Juliana’s dad, who sang Indah Rencanamu Tuhan

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Is it a tradition in Indonesia for singers to receive red packets? Apparently so.

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I’d spent some time reading their wedding website, and I was touched by Boon Siang’s proposal.

“My dear Jul left for Japan for holiday on 13 Jun 2008. I realised that I missed her when she’s away. I decided to propose when she came back on 24 Jun at very early in the morning. Also, I smsed her one love poem every day since the day she had left.

That day came, and I ordered 30 roses from the florist near my office. My colleagues were quite surprised and happy for me when I told them that I was going to propose to my dear later at the airport. I also showed them the beautiful proposal ring for my dear Jul. 😉

11p.m. – I left my office and took a taxi straight to the Airport. I reached there early to prepare for my speech as well. I had a proposal speech written down and was looking at it. My feelings were mixed, both nervous and excited.

1a.m.- Jul arrived at the Airport. She seemed surpised to see me and even more when I knelt down to propose to her. She accepted…(YAY!) and it is official….”

I shared the story with the guests before singing 嫁给我 (Marry Me), and I was glad to learn later that Juliana and Boon Siang appreciated my gesture.

Congratulations, Boon Siang and Juliana! It was a privilege to perform at your wedding. Thank you for engaging us!

Band: Hsin Yeow, Ariel, Lim Hui, Ein Ein

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L-R: Lim Hui, Ariel, Boon Siang, Juliana, Ein Ein, Hsin Yeow
Repertoire:

At The Beginning, Way Back Into Love, 嫁给我 (Marry Me), 今天你要嫁给我 (Marry Me Today), 天天夜夜 (Day & Night), 爱的正好 (The Right Kind Of Love), 梁山伯与茱丽叶 (Liang Shan Bo & Juliet), The Prayer, When You Say Nothing at All, So Close, I’m Yours, Built To Last, 爱很简单 (Love Is Very Simple)

I Finally Found Someone (2nd march-in), 每天爱你多一些 (Every Day I Love You More), Angels Brought Me Here, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Close To You, 月亮代表我的心 (The Moon Represents My Heart), Falling For You, Because You Loved Me

Compliments:

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Hi Hsin Yeow and the Band,

Sorry for the late compliments. We were just back from our honeymoon. 😉

The band was really great. Everyone was enjoying the music.

It’s too bad we didn’t get to listen some of the songs, but at least we got to listen you telling the guests about the proposal story. The second march-in song was fantastic, setting the mood that we wanted.

Also, thank you for your help liaising with the hotel co-ordinator directly on the set-up arrangement problem.

Once again, thank you very much.

P.S: We attach a few of our-prewedding photos. We’ll be viewing our Actual Day photos next week and send you the photos of the band, if any.

Kind Regards,
Boon Siang and Juliana

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