This special evening took place in one of South Africa's most beautiful coastal towns: Hout Bay. Earlier this year, I received a booking from a lovely couple from there to perform 'crooners' and love songs in 'Buble / Sinatra-style' at their private residence as a surprise for a family member and his girl-friend. 

Hout Bay picture by Ike Moriz Top wedding singer 2015

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Hosts Erica and her partner 'Frenchie' had gone out of their way to prepare this perfect proposal at their stunning house - except the happy 'married couple to be' getting engaged had no idea about this plan! 

    Hostess Erica with singer Ike Moriz and the happy couple Stephan & Fransunel

Hostess Erica had beautifully decorated the house with a romantic candle-lit table for 2 in front of a roaring fire-place with great views of the bay. Both hosts were dressed all in white and they had prepared a beautiful 3 course dinner for 2. 

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The tricky part was to get the timing right! So, I had to arrive after their nephew Stephan and his girl-friend Fransunel had left the house to go for a quick drink in the 'village'. It was around 6pm when I received the call from Erica that it was time to rush over. I arrived and quickly set up the sound system to be ready with the first song on the couple's arrival. Perhaps they had more than just one drink - as we had to wait a good while for their return. 

A nice opportunity to get to know these lovely people who were about to do such a loving gesture for this young couple.

All worked like clock-work. Stephan & Fransunel eventually arrive and were greeted by Erica, served a glass of champagne and led to their table by 'Frenchie' while I was singing Nat King Cole's classic 'L.O.V.E.'. 

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                                      The happyily engaged couple Stephan & Fransunel

It was such an amazing privilege to be there and observe the slightly nervous Stephan proposing to his beautiful girl-friend. Seeing her say 'yes, of course' and seeing the happiness this couple was radiating was simply wonderful. 'Frenchie', dressed and acting as the waiter for the evening, gladly served the glowing couple the amazing dishes Erica had prepared while I was singing classic songs like "What a wonderful world", "I Wish You Love", "Crazy Love", "Let There Be Love" and "The Look of Love"…

All in all an evening none of us will ever forget. Goes to show how a simple gesture can create so much happiness. Thank you Erica & 'Frenchie' for such a great idea and once again, congratulations to the newly engaged couple Stephan & Fransunel! 

Wishing you lots of happiness!

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