Jo’s thoughts: Let There Be Love
On 6th September 2008, Xavier and Kelly were wed, and A Little Dream was fortunate enough to be part of the Franco-Singaporean festivities.
That’s right, Xavier the dapper Frenchman swept Kelly the Singaporean sweetheart off her beautiful feet, and consequently has made a promise to be her support in our sunny island for the rest of their lives.
To witness this promise were a multitude of guests from both continents including one table from France, though from the very vociferous and happy French cheers and singing coming from the tables, even during the very Chinese Yum Seng ceremony, one might be forgiven for thinking it was a largely French crowd.
Kelly & Xavier
Indeed, it was an evening full of cross-cultural celebration, with the multilingual Kelly and Xavier waxing lyrical in French and Mandarin speeches respectively and very respectably, and with Xavier even made to show off his growing prowess in Chinese dialects. But whether English, French, Mandarin or Hokkien, there was a universal language flowing merrily and warmly through the ethereally decorated ballroom — one of kinship and love.
A video was played showing fond pictures of the beautiful bride and gorgeous groom from their wide eyed youth to their weak-kneed romance, drawing sighs and smiles from the guests, and Kelly and Xavier went onstage to demonstrate an authentic French Kiss by a Frenchman. Kelly’s friend since forever came up to bravely play a charming rendition of ‘Canon in D’ dedicated to the newlyweds, making Kelly effusively grateful.
And that was indeed the other universal language of the day: Music. Songs in several languages were performed by a very moved and delighted ensemble including Linus on the piano, Brad on the saxophone and yours truly on vocals.
It was a warm, wonderful, altogether stunning wedding, showing how love speaks across the continents, and A Little Dream was honoured to be part of it.
Congratulations and very best wishes, Xavier and Kelly!
Band: Jo Tan, Linus, Brad
L-R: Brad, Jo, Xavier, Kelly, Linus
Let There Be Love (1st dish presentation), (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons, All Of Me, 甜蜜蜜 (Honey Sweet), , Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Close To You, Dream A Little Dream, Fly Me To The Moon, It Had To Be You, La Vie En Rose, Let’s Fall In Love, L-O-V-E
Forever In Love (Kenny G) (2nd march-in), The Moment (Kenny G), What A Wonderful World, Misty, The Look Of Love, The Nearness Of You, The Way You Look Tonight, The Wedding, 月亮代表我的心 (The Moon Represents My Heart)
Compliments from the couple:
Hi Hsin Yeow,
We have just received the photos from our wedding day. Thank you so much for this wonderful performance!
Kelly & Xavier