La Vie En Rose

La Vie En Rose

Hold me close and hold me fast
This magic spell you cast
This is La Vie En Rose

When you kiss me, heaven sighs
And though I close my eyes
I see La Vie En Rose

When you press me to your heart
I’m in a world apart
A world where roses bloom

And when you speak, angels, sing from above
Everyday words seem
to turn into love songs

Give your heart and soul to me
And life will always be
La Vie En Rose

La Vie En Rose (Tagalog)

O, daling yakapin mo
Hiwagang natanto
Ito’y La Vie En Roses

Ang langit bugtong hinga
Pikit kong halikan ka
Batid La Vie En Roses

T’wing himbing sa ‘yong dibdib
Sumisibol na daigdig
Ay puno ng bulaklak

Sa iyong tinig langit napa kanta
At wikang bigkas ay parang nagiging awit

Kung puso mo’t kaluluwa
Sa buhay nariyan na
La Vie En Rose

Tagalog Version is Transcribed by Ian Banawa

First Dance At The Garden, Ville Sommet Wedding

Tagaytay Garden Wedding is one of our favorite events to play for. A Ville Sommet Wedding is one of those we love to experience over and over again. The exclusivity and intimacy of a Ville Sommet Wedding is awesome. Their one-event-per-day really makes this place worth every dime. Today, The Ville Sommet Wedding Venue will host the Quiapos – Estrella Wedding.

The Sentimental Groove teams up with Artuz 101 Lights And Sound, Maan Dela Rama Events Coordinator and Black Tie Project Photography.

The Sentimental Groove loves Tagaytay and though we played for numerous times for a Ville Sommet Wedding, our set up today was quite different. The team located themselves in between of the places where the cocktail and ceremony will be held. This idea allowed us to have two frontage. And with a little adjustment, we were able to perform for the cocktails as soon as the ceremonial rites ended.

The Sentimental Groove showcased their versatility by playing religious songs and ballads for the ceremonial rites and a mix of Samba, Bossa Nova, Foxtrot and Jazz while the guests are enjoying the Cocktails food and beverages prepared by Juan Carlo Catering. Artuz 101 Lights And Sound also provided the audio equipment for the outdoor activities. The ceremony, cocktails, cake cutting and first dance was held at the garden. To top it off, a fireworks display as the couple was dancing their first dance under the song, “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran, captivated the guests. That’s how you do a Ville Sommet Wedding!


A Romantic First Dance Idea

This is another song that keeps me wonder. “Did the love birds made it or did they not?” Well, it is still one of the best song I ever encountered that would be great for the first dance. Some people may think that the song meant that they didn’t end up together, ’twas just as close as it could be. Well, for me, it meant differently. I think that they are on to something great. And, everyday is a step closer to a bliss of a life completely with someone you truly love. “So close together, and when I’m with you… So close to feeling alive.” – as the song mentioned sums up the song, I guess.

The last line saying “So close and yet so far” did confuse me at first. But, it occurred to me that when you are travelling or onto a goal with your one true love, anywhere and everywhere will never be too far.

So Close

Vocals: John Mclaughlin

You’re in my arms… And all the world is calm.
The music playing on for only two
So close together, and when I’m with you…
So close to feeling alive…

A life goes by… romantic dreams must die
So I bid mine goodbye and never knew
So close was waiting, waiting here was you
And now forever I know…
All that I want is to hold you so close…

So close to reaching that famous happy end
Almost believing this one’s not pretend
Now you’re beside me, and look how far we’ve come
So far, we are so close

Oh how could I face the faceless days
If I should lose you now?

We’re so close to reaching that famous happy end
Almost believing this one’s not pretend
Let’s go on dreaming though we know we are
So close, so close, and still so far

Check out our cover of this song played at Oasis Manila for the First Dance.

Entwined in each others arms
and a kiss of no tomorrow
Suddenly, each is indistinguishable.

Like vines yearning against an old tree.
Wide not for embrace, height not for sight…
The farthest, they will go.

Unknowing of next, they try.
And, in each inch that they climb the magnificence of old
they know they are always close…

No destination is far beyond reach
Whenever they entwine there’s no space and time
Then… getting there doesn’t really matter.

Here is the original version…

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All credits goes to the owner. For information purposes only.

Latin Band Manila

Latin Band for Weddings

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Latin Music is more than just the beat and rhythm… It’s grace under fire… It’s simply a whole new adventure…

The Sentimental Groove’s

Latin Band Manila

The Sentimental Groove is the country’s first band designed for weddings and events. Being a wedding musician is quite difficult than what it seems. The repertoire should range from the 1920’s to the present. In our goal to sound legit to every character of the music that we play, we are running down every genre, learning every moves, knowing the culture of the people who created the music, understanding the lifestyle of the artist and a lot more. Featured in this video is our journey as a Latin Band Manila.

Latin Band Manila

Kuya Ian Banawa
Life is a sentimental groove!!! A twist of what there is. An improvisation of the what there was. And, an understanding of what there will be.

Latin Music is one of the most useful genre for an events band. It could be used to create an ambiance while the guests are arriving, it can be danced to, it can create a perfect show for an intermission number, and, guests can get drunk partying while dancing to this music.

Latin Band is quite toughy to create. The drama is steamy, sexy and very erotic. Latin Bands is about the confidence you have with your body. It is how you allow the music to enter your body and soul to quantify your urges and how to submit to your indulgences. like a glutton out for more, Latin Music will satisfy our flesh in an inexplicable experience. That’s our goal!

Our team, led by Reynaldo De Guzman, who have been performing since the age of 13 for the “Iggy De Guzman Orchestra”, ensures that the team learns the music with legitimacy in their execution and confidence in their stance.