Jolene and David, 25 Jul 08, Villa Halia, Singapore Botanic Gardens

Bevlyn’s thoughts: What A Wonderful World

David and Jolene’s wedding left a deep impression on me, and here’s why:

1 – We had one special song request from one of the guests soon after we started singing – “(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons”. He even asked Jolene to get the guitar tabs from us the next day!

2 – Jolene loves the Mandarin classic 夜来香 (Fragrance In The Night) so much that she requested us to perform it twice! The 1st time to kick off the 2nd set, the 2nd time to end off the whole performance!

3 – The restaurant is split into three parts, but guests can remain in their seats because a roving video camera was able to capture David and Jolene cutting the cake, doing the champagne-pouring and the speech, and all these moments were projected to the big screens in the other 2 rooms. The video could even capture the live band on the other end of the restaurant!

4 – Four ladies (including Jolene) with a passion for dance and fun danced in front of the band when we did faster numbers like “夜来香”, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love, “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”, “Quando Quando Quando”, etc. When other guests saw the fun, they joined in too!

But my favourite part of the evening was when David (who was rather shy) agreed to do a slow dance with Jolene to the song “What A Wonderful World”. I swear to you my goosebumps flashed out as I sang and watched their dance at the same time. It totally gave the song a whole different meaning.

And, the totally yummy REAL wedding cake which all guests got to eat:

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And last but not least I had the honour to work with Stephen Rufus, who was the saxophonist behind the heart-wrenching lines for 城里的月光(and many more).

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L-R: Stephen Rufus, Bevlyn, Jolene, David, Feri
Following photo courtesy of Gabriel Mendes:

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Thank you David and Jolene for throwing such a fun wedding! Congratulations once again!

Band: Bevlyn, Feri, Stephen Rufus

Click here for more beautiful photos from the wedding!

Repertoire:

Fallen, Just The Way You Are, Close to You, I Only Want To Be With You, Dream a Little Dream, Fly Me to the Moon, It Had To Be You, So Nice, Sway, The Way You Look Tonight, What A Wonderful World, Quando, Quando, Quando, C’est Si Bon, La Vie En Rose, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Grow Old with you, A Love Song (To Show You How I Feel), Can’t take my eyes off you, C’est Magnifique , 甜蜜蜜 (Honey Sweet), 给我一个吻 (Give Me A Kiss), 夜来香 (Fragrance In The Night)

Song To Recommend:

A Love Song (To Show You How I Feel) by Bevlyn
– I have to thank Jolene for asking me to sing this song at her wedding. It’s a song that I’ve written. 🙂

Compliments from David and Jolene: What A Wonderful World!

Thanks for the having us on your blog! We are extremely delighted to share this blog with our friends and relatives. They are all very excited till today 😛

Your performance is superb on 25th! All our guests gave very good comments for your band, esp the singer! (You left a strong impression by singing french and chinese songs!) Some even asked if you guys are specially engaged from overseas 🙂

Thank you for making our special day a jazzy one. Also, I love all the french and chinese songs you sang. We LOVE it!!

“Thank you sooooo much”
David and Jolene

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