Bevlyn’s thoughts: Come Fly With Me To The Moon That Represents My Heart
Being an SIA girl means you have to fly from place to place rather often, and this was what happened to the charming bride Josephine prior to her wedding day, who didn’t have time to meet up with me or watch our performance before engaging us – it was all in good faith. *Thank you!*
She and hubby Vincent have very specific tastes for music – they love jazz and classic oldies. Josephine is also partial to Spanish songs because she requested three, but due to time constraints, I could only learn one new Spanish song for her – Aquellos Ojos Verdes (Green Eyes). The other Spanish song that I performed was Besame Mucho, which I had learnt previously for Gary and Rachel.
It was also the first time I met and spoke with Vincent. After the first march-in, I threw him an impromptu request to sing a song for Josephine. He asked if I have the lyrics to 月亮代表我的心 (The Moon Represents My Heart) and said he would see how things go after the second march-in, with a cheeky twinkle in his eyes.
And of course, after the yum-seng and the speech, I knew what needed to be done as the emcee. I announced, “…And Vincent has promised he will sing a song for Josephine…”. Without hesitation, Vincent came to me, took over my music stand of lyrics and started his rendition of 月亮代表我的心 (The Moon Represents My Heart). Josephine had her eyes glued on her gutsy Prince Charming all the while, and I was so touched when the whole room started singing with Vincent from the chorus onwards.. “轻轻的一个吻..已经打动我的心…” (A kiss so gentle, it has moved my heart). Yes, even their parents joined in!
When we bade farewell to the couple, Vincent joked that we should approach him if we ever need backup singers. Well, you never know. He was actually professional enough to check his key with the musicians before singing!
For the record:
#1: Novotel has a sound system as good as Conrad’s!
#2: Josephine holds the record for fastest recitation of her wedding vows. It was done literally without full-stops, and almost in one breath! *Gasp*
#3: It was also the wedding with the greatest number of “Yum-sengs”. Toastings were heard soon after the first march-in right till the end of the dinner!
Band: Bevlyn, Ein Ein and Wilson
Isn’t It Romantic, Grow Old With you, (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons, La Vie En Rose, Come Fly With Me, Wonderful Tonight, Close to You, Besame Mucho, Moon River, The Rainbow Connection, Sincerely/Teach Me Tonight, What A Difference A Day Made
Eyes On Me, ‘S Wonderful, Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Dream A Little Dream, Aquellos Ojos Verdes, We’ve Only Just Begun, Let There Be Love, The Wonder Of You, L-O-V-E, C’est Si Bon, 月亮代表我的心 (The Moon Represents My Heart)
Songs to Recommend:
All thanks to Josephine, I got to learn these two songs Isn’t It Romantic and Sincerely/Teach Me Tonight. I especially love the former (Rod Stewart’s version); personally, I find it very suitable for slow dances.
The other song Sincerely/Teach Me Tonight by Barry Manilow is a genius arrangement because Barry made a medley out of two separate songs that sounded similar Sincerely and Teach Me Tonight. The lyrics to the latter is especially amusing, probably suitable for teachers?
Another song that immediately sets the mood for romance is Let There Be Love (Laura Fygi’s version). It’s also really suitable for romantic dances.
Sing a song for your bride. It could create some indelible moments for your wedding!