When we received an enquiry for us to play for a surprise proposal at King’s Park, we were stoked! If it involved us hiding, sleuthing, pretending we were a bunch of eucalypts, count us in! And yes, she said YES!
Thank you Vincent for having us play for this lovely, most thoughtful, tear-wrenching proposal. Knowing his love Jess enjoyed our performances at Little Matcha Girl cafe in South Perth, he planned a mini party of 10. All the closest people to Jess, including family.
I’ve said this before, but times when we forget why we love doing this, the love of these beautiful couples remind us of this tremendous privilege we have to play for someone’s significant occasion.
Since we were going to play unplugged, we decided to pull out our double guitar outfit instead of the usual ukulele and bass. The tiny body of the ukulele cannot carry the sound as well as the slightly more robust guitar when it is unamplified. And it turned out to be the perfect sound we needed on the day.
Hiding behind the bush at Marlee Pavilion at King’s Park, we saw a couple come forth, and Didi went ‘Not them! They’re white!’ I was trying so hard not to laugh. You see we hadn’t met Vincent or Jess before and were desperately trying to nail the right couple. They soon arrived, and we saw a vague silhouette of this precious couple sitting down at the pavilion. By then, I had already begun to play ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’, but only as an instrumental, as per Vincent’s very wise suggestion. The proposal needed ambience, not entertainment – not at this stage, anyway! 🙂
Polkadot + Moonbeam’s talent shine in their acoustic renditions of classic love songs and jazz tunes.
Highly recommended and such wonderful couple who will make your event even more special!
– bride-to-be, Jessica Ho
When I saw Jess raised her hands to cover her mouth in joy, I nodded to Didi and started to sing. When she started to cry tears of bliss, and I really struggled to continue singing. But we made it. We gave them a hug and warm congratulations when we crept out of our hiding, before continuing to play tunes Vincent had previously suggested for us to play.
We played sweet jazz and latin tunes for everyone, but also included classics including ‘Can’t Take My Eyes of You’, to which we were delighted to see the couple do their ‘first dance’. It was so nice to see Vincent truly happy, having won his beautiful bride-to-be.
Later, we had a lovely chat with the couple and apparently, Jess was the observant one! She was however sufficiently surprised by the proposal. 😉 So, well-done Vincent! Seeing you both celebrate over champagne with your dearest, it dawned on me how lucky love can make one feel. Especially in times where intimacy is tested, here’s a beautiful display of love. Witnessed and celebrated by their dearest ones.
Special thank you to their friends for holding fort with us, Tony, Rachel, Anthony, Jocelys, Christie, … all 10 of their loved ones. We loved playing ‘hide and seek’ together with y’all! 🙂
I have always been a fan and my fiancé surprised me by organising Juliet & Didi to serenade us at my surprise proposal. They’re so sweet and friendly, which makes such a difference for those special memories! Thank you so much Juliet + Didi, I will always treasure that day.
Thank you so much Jess, we will too! <3
Congratulations beautiful Jess and Vincent. We count ourselves soo lucky to be able to witness the early beginnings of your union, and cannot wait to see for you the wonderful things to come!
P+M (Juliet & Didi)