Imelda’s thoughts: 小夫妻 (Little Couple)
Villa Halia was one of the venues I had considered for my own wedding. Nestled in the middle of the Ginger Gardens at Singapore Botanic Gardens, this rustic restaurant was indeed a perfect place to have a cosy wedding party. Even though I didn’t have my wedding at Villa Halia eventually, I’m glad I was invited to perform for Nick and Cherry at this very venue.
Thanks Veron (of Edmund Leong Photography) for sending us the lovely photographs!
3 October 2009 was the Mid Autumn festival, and in olden days, carrying lanterns during the Mid Autumn festival was a time for lovers to gather and for singles to meet their prospective mates. Hence, it is also known to be a “Valentine’s Day” of sorts for us Chinese. Nick and Cherry had chosen this very day to mark the first day of their lives together as a 小夫妻 (little couple).
The evening started with a drizzle but as it turned out, this Mid-Autumn festival had the heavens smiling upon this special couple. Not only did the rain stop in due time, it had actually cooled the air significantly. The weather was perfect and there weren’t even the usual post-rain mosquitoes!
Nick and Cherry are such a sweet and unassuming couple. Throughout the entire dinner, Nick came round to check on us a few times to make sure everything was ok, and every time he had instructions for us, he was polite, humble and unnecessarily apologetic about minor delays. Cherry was always all smiles, and for such a sweet looking girl, she sure looked hot in her chilli red evening gown, totally spicy and appropriate for her wedding night in the ginger gardens.
Just after our first performance set, Nick surprised Cherry with a special photo montage. More than that, he had actually taken two piano lessons (from scratch) with James to learn to play a song for Cherry. Nick’s rendition of 爱很简单 (Love Is Very Simple) was the shortest but definitely the most sincere performance I’ve ever seen. As he struggled to remember the last bar of the chorus, Cherry hugged her new husband and told him that it was alright, that it was his heart that mattered most to her.
As Nick and Cherry presented their parents with bouquets towards the end of the evening, Cherry in her very chirpy voice, and in between joyous sobs, said “Papa, Mama… I know I’m not the easiest child to bring up… but I thank you for these 28 years that you’ve spent nurturing me….oops, now everyone knows how old I am… From today on, I will be the best wife and mother that I can be.”
To one of the sweetest couples I’ve ever met, 小夫妻 – Nick and Cherry, may you be each others’ blessing (福气) for many wonderful years to come. God Bless!
Band: Hsin Yeow, Imelda, James
L-R: Hsin Yeow, Imelda, Nick, Cherry, James
L-O-V-E (1st march-in), When You Say Nothing At All, Grow Old With You, Tonight I Celebrate My Love, Lovin’ You, 让我照顾你 (Let Me Take Care Of You), 爱得正好 (The Right Kind Of Love), 甜蜜蜜 (Honey Sweet), More Than Words, 喜欢你 (Liking You), All My Life, 你最珍贵 (You’re The Most Precious)
The Lion Sleeps Tonight (2nd march-in), I Finally Found Someone, Come Fly With Me, 今天你要嫁给我 (Marry Me Today), The Way You Look At Me, 小夫妻 (Little Couple), She, 幸福車站 (Station of Happiness), In Love With You
Compliments from Nick:
Hi Hsin Yeow,
Thanks for turning up for our wedding event.
Based on the feedback from our guest, all of them enjoy the band presence especially those in the courtyard. It really brought out the feel of the entire place.
Regarding the photos, we had spoken to Veron and she will liaise with you to provide the photo.
Song To Recommend:
幸福車站 (Station Of Happiness) – This charming song is perfect for a wedding!
让我照顾你 (Let Me Take Care Of You) – Had fun learning and singing this song!