Jocelyn and Luke’s Sleek Industrial Chic Rooftop Wedding at Sky Garden @ iFly Singapore

Jocelyn and Luke found their dream wedding venue at the beautiful Sky [email protected] Singapore where they wed under the sky and amidst fireworks.

It may not have been love at first sight for our sweet couple Jocelyn and Luke when they met a decade ago, but after spending some time together as friends, they discovered common interests and love blossomed. In their search for unconventional venues in Sentosa that could host a relaxed and joyous reception with an open bar and bartender, Jocelyn and Luke found their perfect venue at the beautiful rooftop Sky [email protected] Singapore, where they celebrated their matrimonial union with family and friends.


How did the two of you meet?

Luke: We met while working on Sentosa, a decade back!

Jocelyn: I was on an internship program while he was part-timing as a lifeguard. It was dislike at first sight for me because he was so loud and had weird braided cornrow hair. Then the coin flipped side!

What drew you to each other?

Luke: We were part of a clique of friends and were hanging out quite a bit, and both of us have common interest in dogs, that was how our relationship grew.

What is it about your partner that you love the most?

Luke: She has a very strong sense of internal justice! She won’t stand by and see any of her loved ones get bullied or disrespected. She’s also very forward looking and think of ways to improve.

Jocelyn: There are many reasons to date a family-oriented man because he understands commitment on a deeper level. Most importantly, when the going gets tough, you know he won’t get going!

What was the proposal like?

Luke: I proposed in Melbourne while we were away on a road trip with four other friends who were all in on it! The proposal was done on the fourth day of the trip! So, keeping her unsuspecting was a big challenge for all five of us!!

Jocelyn: It was at this place nowhere near civilisation while we were touring the Great Ocean Road and even though we tried to pin the location for memory’s sake, we still can’t put a name to that location! My GoPro went dead (the one and only time during the two-week trip!) and our friends made us re-enact the scene a couple of times trying to get some nice shots; the very next day we went to the vineyards, yes. A story to tell for sure!

Share with us how you planned your wedding.

Jocelyn: We had our solemnisation done at the Church of St. Mary of the Angels where Luke grew up in, so he was familiar with the location, while we had our dinner reception at the Sky [email protected] Singapore, who is one of my working partners. With regards to the vendors, we kind of just went with what was convenient along the way, but most importantly they were people we trusted! There were hiccups along the way as expected, but we trusted our vendors’ recommendations.

Luke: We knew we wanted to have our wedding at Sentosa where we met, and we were also looking at unconventional venues to have our reception where we could bring in a bartender and have an open bar with a curated cocktail and wine menu. After Jocelyn saw Sky [email protected] Singapore on one of her site visits for work, she suggested I take a look at it, and once I saw the venue, I was convinced!

Did you have a wedding theme?

We wanted something unconventional, clean and sleek. We were drawn to the clean lines of concrete. So, FLOUR came up with an Industrial Chic moodboard for our wedding and we liked the concept and color tone. Then, they just took it from there.

What was your wedding day like?

Our wedding day was split into two days – we had our solemnisation on a Saturday morning and our dinner reception at Sky [email protected] Singapore took place on a Sunday. It was frantic on Saturday morning, but thankfully, we had no plans in the evening, so we managed to sit down for dinner and drinks after our solemnisation with close friends and family.

Sunday’s dinner reception was spot on as we wanted it to be an intimate event where we could spend time and have a drink with everyone we invited, and I think between the two, we managed to do just that!

What did your family/friends have to say about your wedding day?

Our parents loved the décor by FLOUR. I caught a family member bundling up all the stalks of flowers and bringing it home! All she could say in her defense was – “So nice leh!! If they’re left here, they would be thrown away anyway!!” Even the parish priest, upon entering, commented that it was the nicest he has ever seen the church hall look. Singaporeans being Singaporeans, the other thing they commented on was that the food was excellent. Even until now, we get requests to share Kitchen Language’s contact.

What was the most memorable moment of your wedding?

Luke: For me, the single most memorable moment was in church, after the majority of the guests have left and FLOUR was tearing down, they grouped all the huge helium balloons together against a wall. The next moment, people were taking pictures with the balloons – instant PHOTO OPP. It was a very spontaneous moment and it will stay with me for a long time – because my grandma dragged Jocelyn and I to take a picture with her there!

Jocelyn: Luke is from a Catholic family and as a cradle Catholic himself, I knew his wish is to get married in the very church he grew up in. I am very thankful that my family and friends, largely non-Catholic, were as excited as me in attending the wedding service although it is a first for many of them as it was for me too.

What is one lesson you’ve learnt from your wedding planning that you’d like to share with other couples?

Work with vendors you feel comfortable with and make passion their paycheck because on the actual day you will be too busy to oversee and the whole event is to be left in the capable hands of these vendors.

We were blessed to have met HellofromFlour who helped us throughout, from suggesting photographers to transporting hundreds of kilograms of props! With the aesthetics and ambience taken care of, the power duo also won hearts through our stomachs. We have since been ordering cakes from them for almost all occasions throughout the year (we also learnt that some of our wedding guests started enquiring as well)!

A masterpiece was delivered for our two-day event, it was definitely the best decision made to have handed the reins over to trusted professionals!

The Venue: Church of St. Mary of the Angels / Sky [email protected] Sentosa
The Size of Wedding: 350 guests / 150 guests
The Wedding Photographer: Love Confetti Stills & Motion
The Wedding Videographer: AllureWeddings
The Wedding Gown: Kelly’s Bridal
The Groom’s Suit: Esquire’s Bespoke
The Hair and Makeup Artist: Bride’s friend
The Wedding Bands: Lydia’s Jewellery
The Caterer: Kitchen Language
The Wedding Florist: FLOUR
The Wedding Stylist: FLOUR
The Wedding Cake: FLOUR
The Photobooth: Ubersnap
The Wedding Favours: Bride’s design
The Wedding Invitations and Stationery: Bride’s design
The Wedding Car: EuroCars


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Madeline and Cepheus’s Fun-Filled Wedding With Twinkling Lights at Changi Cove

Wedding photographer, Cepheus Chan, weds the love of his life in a lively celebration at Changi Cove.

Young lovers Madeline Koo and Cepheus Chan of Cepheus Photography met while volunteering at the Youth Olympic Games. The pair became close friends and a year later, their friendship blossomed into love. Today, six years later, the sweet lovers are happily married. Here’s a sneak peek at one of their wedding celebrations (yes, they had more than one!) at Changi Cove’s auditorium.

Tell us, how did you meet?

We were volunteers for the Youth Olympics Games and knew each other from there. Subsequently, we became close friends and started dating a year later. We eventually decided to tie the knot on 7 July 2018, which is also our 6th year anniversary for our relationship.

What’s one of the things you love most about your partner

Cepheus: I love how faithful, family-oriented, supportive and crazy she is.

Madeline: I love how sweet, loving and determined he can be and how he is always ready to be crazy with me.

What was the proposal like?

Cepheus knew how important my parents, family and closest friends are to me. Before the proposal, he brought my parents out for a meal to seek blessings from them and ask for my hand in marriage. He then gathered all our closest friends (who turned out to be our bridal party for our wedding too) and had a surprise early birthday celebration for me at his place.

He then brought me to our future empty bedroom where he hung our relationship photos and proposed there. I don’t think I recall exactly all the words that he said as he successfully brought me to tears. It was a short yet one of the most meaningful and romantic acts from him.

It was also extremely meaningful to us as he proposed on 1 January 2017, as we would always count down to a new day of the year and watched the first sunrise of the year together.

What did you want for your wedding and how did you create it?

We wanted a cosy wedding party to celebrate our union with those who are closest to us and who have witnessed our relationship for the past six years. We wanted to appreciate each and every one of them in our lives and thank them for being a great part in contributing to who we are today. A meaningful and fun wedding with our guests was our main focus.

Amazingly, we had accumulated a huge archive of old photos of our friends. We spent days digging out photos (as old as 10 years ago for friends since our secondary school days) of our guests and printed individual photos for them. They had to search for their seats by identifying their own photos. It was fun to witness their expressions spotting each other’s unglamourous photo on their seat.

Additionally, we printed nearly 300 photos (including frames and canvases) of our relationship for our photo gallery display along with the fairy lights decoration at the back of the auditorium. We were lucky to have many industry friends who had shot for us during our six years of relationship for different milestones of our life (graduation shoot, proposal, pre-wedding, and our first wedding on 23 June). Thus, we took this opportunity to appreciate them by displaying their works.

As for the program, we threw the traditional template out of the window and crafted one from scratch. Guests arrived in time for our solemnisation, so that they all got to witness the ceremony. As Changi Cove’s auditorium is a huge rectangular pillar-less space, we did away with a stage area and made use of both the front and the back. The solemnisation set-up was done at the front, while the photo gallery, dessert table and cake cutting were done at the back.

We opted for a buffet spread so that our guests would not be confined to the table to wait for their courses, and were free to roam and mingle with one another. Activities like Kahoot and a photobooth helped occupy their time while we changed our outfits and lastly, we had a dance performance to showcase our goofy side! Glam and classy definitely wasn’t a priority in our wedding.

What was your wedding day like?

We had two separate wedding days – the first one was on 23 June, where we focused on our parents, relatives and the customary Chinese wedding. Our second wedding celebration on 7 July focused on our friends and a casual fun party to celebrate with the closest people in our lives, at Changi Cove.

What was the most memorable moment of your wedding?

Our dance performance together with our bridal party and making our guests dance to our march-in song (current trendy song – 学猫叫) was one of the most memorable moment of our wedding. We decided to have a dance just a month before our wedding and we are very thankful that our bridal party were so supportive and could pull it off perfectly.

The Venue: Changi Cove
The Cost: Approximately $30,000
The Size of Wedding: 150 guests
The Wedding Photographer: Antelope Studios
The Wedding Videographer: Momentold Productions
The Wedding Gown: Bqueens Singapore
The Groom’s Suit: Paul’s Fashion Thailand
The Hair and Makeup Artist: Esta Hsu Makeup Artistry
The Wedding Bands: SK Jewellery
The Caterer: Changi Cove
The Wedding Florist: Liz Florals (Bride’s bouquet)
The Wedding Stylist: Merqua
The Wedding Cake: Euphorique Bakery
The Photobooth: Alan Ng Photography
The Wedding Favours: Collar pins from Children’s Cancer Foundation
The Canvas and Photo Prints: Brilliant Prints and Pristine Prints
The Solemniser: Alex Lee Ka But


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Aliya and Yuji’s Merry Vintage Glam Wedding at The Clifford Pier, The Fullerton Bay Hotel

Aliya and Yugi’s elegant and beautiful wedding at The Clifford Pier is bound to set your hearts aflutter.

Aliya and Yuji first met at a festival in Australia five years ago, but it would be another two years before the pair met again, this time in Singapore, and it took a third meeting before they got close. Fate obviously was determined to keep them together because today, the young lovebirds are happily married. Here’s a sneak peek at their beautiful vintage glam themed wedding at The Clifford Pier at The Fullerton Bay Hotel!

How did the two of you meet?

Yuji: We were both in Sydney, Australia in 2013 – at a festival called Singapore Day. The organizers flew Aliya out to Sydney to perform while she was living in Perth, and I was from Singapore performing as well. We met backstage while Aliya was warming up before her performance. We chatted very briefly in the glorious summer sunshine (ridiculously scorching Aussie heat). I guess I was, at that point, smitten.

We then went on to live our own separate lives for the next two years without a mere thought of each other, and then we bumped into each other at a New Year’s Eve party when she was back in Singapore for a holiday. Although the rest of the night seemed like a hazy mystery, I do recall remembering her name. I saw her for a third time when we hung out before she returned home to Perth. She admitted that she couldn’t stand me when we first met, but I guess our third meeting changed her mind, and I wrote to her every day. It took a month for me to get her number!

Aliya: Yuji would find every and any reason to make contact with me. I was back home, in the preliminary stages of my Masters degree in of Performing Arts but barely two months in, I made the crazy decision to leave school and move to Singapore to be with him, giving my parents, my educators and my closest friends in Perth all sorts of excuses. The rest, as they say, is history.

What drew you to each other?

Aliya: Yuji barely spoke a word to me at the New Year’s Eve party, a marked change from the boy I had met who rattled on years before; I found his shyness rather charming. I don’t think he realised but I knew that he was hovering over me the entire night. He was just different from the seemingly over-confident guys I’m used to being around, having gone to drama school. He got me a cab and waited until it arrived, topping off the night (morning) with a message checking if I’d made it home safely. I would be lying if I said I did not find his concern adorable.

Yuji: She was just completely different from everyone else present that night, or in my life till that point. I knew I had to have her. When we met sometime the same week, we were hanging out in a music studio and getting to know each other while bouncing songs off each other at the piano and when she sang the theme from the musical “Once”, I fell in love. The Beatles told me once, that I “Got to get you into my life”, and so I did.

What do you love about your partner?

Aliya: I don’t tell him this enough but I think he’s a beautiful soul. He is the most gentle and caring man I’ve ever met and what’s not to love about a man who takes pride in his appearance. His craziness is on par with mine so we just get each other, I guess.

Yuji: She is just so absolutely fun, incredibly real and her wit is a force to be reckoned with. Couple that with her beauty and she had me sold.

What was the proposal like?

Yuji: It was a very personal affair for just the two of us. We had a perfect evening at the Halia in Botanic Gardens, we took a walk, and I got down on one knee with the ring to pop the question. I think it was a success…

Aliya: We got married, so yes it was!

Share with us what your wedding planning was like.

Yugi: We’d signed the papers and had a homely ceremony in January, in Perth Hills where Aliya lives. The plan all along was to follow that up with a civil ceremony and reception in Singapore two months later. It did not take long to put the entire thing together – we secured the venue just a few months before and everything pieced together nicely.

Aliya: Here’s a fun fact: My parents were having tea at The Clifford Pier when they were on holiday here, and my dad apparently exclaimed, ‘Wouldn’t it be nice to have a wedding here?”. And then as fate would have it, two years later, we got married here. It’s a good thing we all have similar tastes!

Yugi: Luck played a big part in our wedding planning too! It also helped that we knew exactly what we wanted so the idea of hiring a wedding planner never crossed our minds. We would like to give Paul, the director of events at the Fullerton Bay Hotel a special mention – he was very accommodating so we were practically worry-free from the start. We did, however, find it a little financially challenging to include add-ons without exceeding the tight budget we set ourselves. It was a good lesson in give and take and we very proudly managed to keep to it!

What was your wedding theme?

We like to keep things simple and classy so that’s exactly what we went for. There was no theme; just a British-colonial feel with a hint of vintage glamour for the evening. We chose rose gold, blush and champagne as our colour scheme which we thought looked sophisticated against the 1930’s brown and white backdrop. Invitation telegrams and postcards were sent out just like they were back in the day! We requested for a repertoire of Swing Era and Jazz Age standards to accompany dinner to add to the ambience. Aliya came up with the idea of packaging vintage cassettes as favours – it was a charming little way of us spreading music.

Take us back to your wedding day. What was the day like and how were you feeling?

As meticulously as we had planned the day out to be, there were a few delays beyond our control. Nonetheless, the night managed to run just like a dream. The music of the Summertimes Big Band was the driving force of the night. It set just the ambience that we wanted. Our bridal party did a fantastic job and we had so many friends come onboard to help us out. In the time we’ve been together, we have discovered who our real friends around us are – so naturally, we decided to keep it warm, intimate and celebrate with our families and the truly supportive people in our life. We were just so incredibly happy to share the night with these amazing people. What made the occasion so special was knowing the number of people who flew in – from Japan, from Perth and Sydney Australia, from Hong Kong, from the UK and from Malaysia and Indonesia.

What did your family/friends have to say about your wedding day?

The word ‘elegant’ was overheard a lot at the end of the night. A guest told us it was “a great party!”. She knows a thing or two about parties – so that was nice to know! People were impressed with the food. “It was glorious”, they said. From the photos that we received from Caline, it showed that everyone had a good time so let’s hope they did.

What was the most memorable moment of your wedding?

The absolute highlight of the evening was performing an original composition of ours with the bridal party and some musician friends, backed by the big band. Our friends, Daniel, Rizal, Colin and Joel are well-respected musicians whom we’ve had the honour of recording with and it was so lovely of them to join us, and the big band. This was the first time performing the piece live, and with a full accompanying horn section – It was such a fantastic feeling, to be doing what we love with the people we love.

What is one lesson you’ve learnt from your wedding planning that you’d like to share with other couples?

It really is possible to put something decent together without breaking the bank. Planning and implementing does not take that long either. We put the whole affair together in a few short months, under budget, and we are rather proud of that.

The Venue: The Clifford Pier, The Fullerton Bay Hotel
The Wedding Photographer: Caline Ng Photography
The Wedding Videographer: Axel Serik
The Wedding Shoes: Zalora
The Groom’s Suit: Custom made
The Groom’s Shoes: ASOS
The Hair and Makeup Artist: Jolene Kong
The Engagement Ring and Wedding Bands: Goldheart (Engagement ring) and Glamira (Wedding Bands)
The Bridesmaid’s Dress: Zalora
The Groomsmen’s Suits: Groomsmen’s own & ties from The Tie Bar
The Caterer: The Fullerton Bay Hotel
The Wedding Florist: Sing See Soon
The Wedding Planner and Stylist: Bride and Groom
The Wedding Cake: Susucre
The Wedding Invitations and Stationery: Conceptualised and designed by Aliya
The Wedding Favours: Vintage cassette tapes (spreading music the old fashioned way) and The Fullerton Bay Hotel mints
The Wedding Band: Summertimes Big Band and our musician friends
The Solemniser: Trevor Nerva


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Joylyn and Alan’s Romantic and Intimate Wedding with a Beautiful Ocean View in Bali

The quiet and romantic Amankila Villa Bali was the perfect venue for ocean lovers Joylyn and Alan’s intimate wedding.

A common love for golf and the ocean brought Joylyn and Alan together, and it was only natural for the pair of sweethearts to wed at the picturesque Amankila Villa Bali where they were surrounded by the beautiful ocean and their loved ones as they pledged their love for one another in front of a special wedding arch that was personally designed by Joylyn. Sneak a peek at their romantic and intimate wedding here!

Share with us how you met and what drew you to each other.

We meet through mutual friend and discovered a common love for golf. That was what drew us closer to each other.

What was your wedding planning journey like? Did you face any challenges and if so, how did you overcome it?

We only started preparing for our wedding three months before and did not realise that most couples would have started their planning at least six months before their wedding, but Vara Wedding, our wedding planner, did such a fantastic job in such a short time. We did face many challenges but luckily, we got it all sorted out.

Joylyn: Before we decided on our wedding theme, we had a discussion with our family. We wanted to create a harmonic and romantic atmosphere that was also laid-back and relaxing. Our three day wedding was not just to celebrate our union but an opportunity for our guests and family to enjoy themselves and take a short break. I designed our wedding arch to be in a moon shaped wedding gate with a narrow open bottom, where the circle will only be perfect when we are standing there (hence, the open bit will be closed).

Tell us about your wedding venue.

We chose to wed at Amankila, Bali because we loved the concept of how the AMAN group aimed for a remote quiet spot, surrounded by nature and a peaceful ambience. We both love the ocean therefore we thought that our wedding day should have a beautiful ocean view as the background of our most important event. The villa also provided exceptional service to our beloved guests and family.

Take us back to your wedding day. What was the day like and how were you feeling?

The day was really unforgettable and we did have many interesting moments, especially when we talked to each other during the ceremony. We did not prepare well beforehand and just said what was in our hearts and what was on our minds.

What did your family/friends have to say about your wedding day?

They were surprised by the wedding details, especially the amazing fireworks, and they really enjoyed the environment and service that the villa offered.

What was the most memorable moment of your wedding?

Joylyn: The most memorable moment was the after party, where only a few closed friends of ours stayed behind to talk and enjoyed the Chinese wine. We did go crazy afterwards enjoying the music and the after party. Everyone was pulled down into the pool, including Alan and I, and we all got wet but that was a really good party to end a beautiful night.

What is one lesson you’ve learnt from your wedding planning that you’d like to share with other couples?

Do prepare your wedding at least six months before the actual day. Also, do get a good wedding planner to help you prepare your wedding as they are very helpful, so we were very lucky to have Vara Wedding as our wedding planner.

The Venue: Amankila Villa, Bali
The Size of Wedding: 55 guests
The Wedding Photographer and Videographer: Apel Photography
The Wedding Gown: Oscar de la Renta / Marchesa Notte
The Bride’s Shoes: Gianvito Rossi, Rene Caovilla, Sophia Webster
The Groom’s Suit: Oscar Hunt Made-to-Measure
The Groom’s Shoes: Berluti
The Hair and Makeup Artist: Maria Yenny
The Wedding Bands: Harry Winston
The Wedding Florist: Silverdust Decoration
The Wedding Stylist: Silverdust Decoration
The Wedding Cake: Lenovelle Bali
The Wedding Planner: Vara Wedding
The Wedding Invitations and Stationery: Ideospace Jakarta


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Win a £500 Voucher and Photo Booth From Wright Wedding Photography

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We’ve teamed up with Wright Wedding Photography to offer two lucky couples who are getting married in either 2019, 2020, 2021 the chance to win £500 towards their wedding photography and a free photo booth!

The team behind Wright Wedding Photography[1]

We are Christopher and Jessica, two wedding photographers who live in Bristol with our dog Simba. We want you to have the best day of your lives so we tell the story of your day through a combination of documentary photography with some creative and fun posed shots. We let you be you and consequently, you are left with honest, emotive and simply beautiful photos that are a true record of your day.

We know how hard it is to find the right wedding photographer for you. As an engaged couple ourselves, WE GET IT – there are so many photographers out there. Where do you start? There are many different styles of shooting, different levels of expertise, different offers and ways of working; so many ways you could go. You’re spending a lot of hard earned dosh on the biggest day of your life, and you want to be sure the wedding photographer you choose will enhance the experience for you and that you’ll love the finished result. Because after all, when the honeymoon is done and the dress is packed away, the photos are all that remain of your special day.

Being a naturally chatty, friendly pair we love to fully immerse ourselves in the wedding party. We often get feedback from our clients and their guests that we felt more like friends that they had known for years rather then nosey strangers shoving a great big camera in their face! We have found this is the best way to create really natural, beautiful shots of even the most camera shy. After all, we are there during some of the happiest and most emotional moments of your life so it’s important you feel comfortable being your lovely selves. We want the photos you treasure to be ones that truly encapsulate all the spirit, soul and uniqueness that is your day – just the way it is.

We really are led by you; if you want us to blend in like photo ninjas and document the day, done. If you want every group shot from you and Aunt Gladys to you re-living the glory days with your uni friends, no problem. If you want to escape your guests for an hour to take some romantic, creative and fun shots as a newlywed couple, great! (This is often the bride and groom’s favourite part of the day as they actually get to spend some time together!)

We’re offering two winners the following prize…

£500 voucher for Wright Wedding Photography’s GOLD Package plus a free photo booth worth £450 (£950 TOTAL!). This package includes:
One photographer
Pre-wedding consultation
Digital retouching
All-day coverage
450+ edited photographs
All photos on a USB
Plus a FREE manned photo booth with props! (worth £450)

Fill in your details below to be in with a chance of winning. Good luck!

Terms & Conditions
1.There will be at least two winners. Both will receive a £500 voucher redeemable against Wright Wedding Photography’s Gold package 2. Closing date for entries is 27/01/2019 3. Winners will be selected by WrightWedding Photography and will be notified by phone and email by 03/02/2019 4. The Winners weddings must take place between February 2019 and December 2021 5. The wedding can take place anywhere in the World 6. Reasonable transportation costs from Bristol, UK must be covered by the winners if the wedding is taking place further than 30 miles from Bristol 7. Reasonable accommodation cost may be required and must be covered by the winners if the wedding is further than 100 miles away 8. The contest is open to anyone over the age of 18 9. Only one entry per wedding 10. Only one entry per person 11. All winners must be willing to be featured on wrightweddingphotography.co.uk  12. All winners must be willing to be featured on Wright Wedding Photography’s social media channels 13. The images of the winners may be used for advertising purposes by Wright Wedding Photography 14. Copyright of publicity will belong to Wright Wedding Photography 15. If for any reason the advertised prizes are unavailable, Wright Wedding Photography reserves the right at their discretion to substitute a similar prize of equivalent or greater value 16. Prizes may not be exchanged or transferred and no cash alternative will be offered 17. By entering the draw, you hereby warrant that all information submitted by you is true, current and complete to the best of your knowledge 18. Liability cannot be accepted for entries which are lost in transit or not received due to technical difficulties 19. Wright Wedding Photography may contact you after the competition with other promotional offers 20. The winners will be contacted via their email address/phone number 21. Wright Wedding Photography will not amend contact information provided 22. Wright Wedding Photography will not share the information received with any third parties 23. Wright Wedding Photography reserves the rights to use all photos from the wedding for any promotional purpose 24. Once a wedding date is chosen this will not be subject to change 25. Wright Wedding Photography MUST be available on your wedding date and not already have a wedding booked. 27. If Wright Wedding Photography is unavailable then the voucher may be passed to a friend/family member that is also getting married. 28. The free Photo Booth is NOT available separately and ONLY redeemable with booking Wright Wedding Photography’s Gold package.


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Shan and Jason’s Scenic Destination Pre-Wedding Shoot in Perth and Rustic Vineyard Inspired Wedding at Chijmes Hall Singapore

Shan and Jason’s pre-wedding shoot in Perth is truly breathtakingly romantic, and equally as dreamy was their wedding at the heritage building of CHIJMES.

Shan and Jason’s destiny was set in stone even without their knowing. You see, they initially thought they connected through a mutual friend when in actual fact, they had actually crossed paths once during their university days without even realising it. On 24 March 2018, the sweet lovers tied the knot in a beautiful, rustic vineyard inspired wedding at the heritage buildings, Alcove at Caldwell and Chijmes Hall Singapore, but not before embarking on a romantic destination pre-wedding shoot to the scenic Margaret River in Perth.

Photo by Shannon Stent Photo by Shannon Stent Photo by Shannon Stent Photo by Shannon Stent Photo by Shannon Stent Photo by Shannon Stent Photo by Shannon Stent Photo by Shannon Stent Photo by Shannon Stent Photo by Shannon Stent

Tell us more about how you met.

Shan: We were introduced through a mutual friend over dinner and drinks and no, it was not meant to be match-making session! But Jason was a gentleman and personally sent me home in a cab (despite the fact that my house was not at all on the way) and from then on, we kept in touch.

Ironically, after dating for some time, we later found out that years back, our paths actually crossed once while we were still staying in Sheares Hall at National University of Singapore. I was actually on a phone with him about some CCA matters but never met him face-to-face despite the fact that we stayed in the same hostel during our university days. I guess fate had a unique way of reuniting us again.

Photo by Shannon Stent Photo by Shannon Stent Photo by Shannon Stent Photo by Shannon Stent Photo by Shannon Stent Photo by Shannon Stent Photo by Shannon Stent Photo by Shannon Stent Photo by Shannon Stent Photo by Shannon Stent Photo by Shannon Stent

What do you love most about each other?

Shan: His silliness, goofiness and sense of humor. He has a way of making me laugh even when I’m angry with him. However, he is also very driven and can put on his serious hat when it came down to work or matters of concern.

Jason: Her dorkiness!

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What was your proposal like?

Jason: I didn’t really think about making elaborate plans because I’m quite a simple and laid-back person by nature. Many months before we even arranged to travel to Europe, I’d already bought the diamond (without the setting) with the intention of proposing to her at a right time or place. When our Europe trip came along, I felt that it would be the right occasion to pop the question. The only setback was I left the setting of the ring way too late! Every jewellery brand I visited could not help to set the ring in time within 10 days (yes, I really left it that late) before the trip and that was when I really panicked.

Thankfully, I came across eClarity by chance, and they were not only able to rush the setting of the ring for me in time but had a very impressive array of unique designs to pick from which you can even further customise to your liking – an option that I still had despite the tight delivery timeline. Amanda, the owner, is an absolute gem to work with (no pun intended). I was so impressed by her service that we went back again to purchase our wedding bands. I honestly can’t thank her enough for ‘saving’ my life.

Shan: Very, very unexpected! It completely took me by surprise as we both hadn’t made plans on housing and so on, so I assumed he wanted to date for a while longer before we talked about marriage plans. I remembered feeling so shocked that I instinctively responded to his proposal by saying “Are you sure?” a couple of times before I said ‘Yes’. Once the surprise subsided, I furiously teased Jason because he didn’t give any short romantic speech before proposing. He essentially dropped to his knee while we were chilling at the hotel, opened the ring box and straight off asked me to marry him. Nonetheless, I was still very impressed that the design of the engagement ring was something that I genuinely love despite the fact that we had never gone ring shopping or browsing before.

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Why did you choose to travel to Perth for your pre-wedding shoot?

Shan: I initially suggested that we could find a beautiful architectural spot in Singapore to do the shoot but Jason was pretty ‘terrified’ of shooting in the hot and humid weather. Hence, we decided to head to Margaret River, Perth during spring where the weather would be cooler. Furthermore, I also thought that it would be quite apt given that he proposed at Beaune, France – a Burgundy wine-making region as well.

Jason: As a couple, we enjoyed visiting vineyards during our travels, so I thought that a pre-wedding shoot to visit Margaret River in Perth could be an opportunity for us to enjoy a holiday trip at the same time.

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Take us back to your pre-wedding shoot. Did you run into any obstacles or what were some of the memories that stayed with you from the shoot?

Shan: I remember being terribly cold during the coastal shoots! Although, I could tell Jason was enjoying the weather.

Jason: Trying our best not to burst out laughing during the shooting process was probably one of the things that stayed with me from the shoot.

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Share with us your wedding planning journey. What were some of the challenges you faced?

Jason: Dealing with Shan’s bridezilla moments at times, haha! Admittedly, I’m pretty ‘administratively challenged’ so it probably didn’t sit well with her who can be quite picky about specific details. The trick was to be patient with the knowledge that it will come to an end eventually.

Shan: I had my hand in organising events during the course of my career so I prepped for my wedding in the same way – drafting a timeline and coordinating with different vendors. It helped that I had really good wedding coordinators from Chijmes – Alexa and Vicky, both whom were incredibly competent and efficient. I highly recommend them to any brides-to-be! Jason and I had some minor quarrels during the planning process due to differences in working style but I’m glad that he always tried his best to be patient.

Shan: We worked with our wedding stylist, Amperian, to create a vineyard-inspired wedding theme with rustic elements. I’m not super adventurous when it comes to colours so I stuck with traditional bridal palettes like cream, blush and muted pastels with my favourite rose gold colour as accents.

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Take us back to your wedding day. What was the day like and how were you feeling?

Jason: It flew by too fast. But I remembered feeling really happy to have all our friends gather on this occasion which was what made the day extra special for us.

Shan: Super nervous but excited. The feeling was so surreal as the day literally just rolled by but I would also remember feeling so grateful and blessed by the love and well wishes from everyone.

Jason: I think the most memorable part of the wedding for most of our guests might have been our wedding emcee. He was a great deal of fun and entertainment for the guests as he was constantly belting out old-school hits (in a semi-drunk stage). Even my boss was impressed with his singing skills. A lot of our guests also enjoyed the performance of the live band we hired, two of whom doubled as our game emcees at the start of the banquet.

Shan: I had lots of friends who loved the ice cream pop up bar (Popbar) that we brought in for pre-dinner treats. In fact, the owner of Popbar told us quite a considerable number of guests went for multiple servings!

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What was the most memorable moment of your wedding?

Shan: There were too many moments! But if I had to pick one, it would be during the veiling process with my parents in the morning. I remember the tears just wouldn’t stop flowing out.

Jason: When Shan recited her vows. She did a good job of making them quite funny that I couldn’t help but burst out laughing.

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Any words of advice for couples planning their wedding?

Shan: It may seem hard to ‘practice’ it but do try to enjoy the wedding planning process. It’s a once in a lifetime experience! Also, practice patience with one another when you can.

Jason: Be patient and giving with each other as much as you can. The wife is always “right”.

The Pre-Wedding Photoshoot Location: Margaret River, Perth
The Pre-Wedding Photographer: Shannon Stent
The Pre-Wedding Florist: Chic Rustique
The Pre-Wedding Photoshoot Hair and Makeup Artist: Angela Mee Hair & Makeup
The Size of Wedding: 300 guests
The Venue: Alcove at Caldwell House and Chijmes Hall Singapore
The Wedding Photographer: KAI Picture
The Wedding Videographer: Backalley Creations by Jootz
The Wedding Gown: Ethereal The Label, Wedding Crafters (evening gown)
The Groom’s Suit: Suit Supply
The Hair and Makeup Artist: Jas Tan from MakeupMaestro Wedding
The Engagement Ring and Wedding Bands: eClarity
The Wedding Flowers: The Floret Co
The Wedding Stylist: Amperian
The Ice Cream Pop-up Bar: PopBar
The Wedding Band: The Lost Box
Wedding Resource: SingaporeBrides


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Katherine and Karthikan’s Elegant Galactic Wedding at MASONS at Gillman Barracks

Katherine and Karthikan’s near-decade-long romance culminates in a beautiful 3-day wedding celebration that celebrated their culture, family and personalities.

You can say Katherine and Karthikan’s romance was written in the stars. Although the pair of sweethearts belonged to the same Junior College and CCA group, they never met due to their 3-year age gap. But they were destined to meet despite the circumstance, and when they did, fireworks appeared. After nearly a decade of courtship, Katherine and Karthikan decided to seal the deal in a 3-day wedding celebration that celebrated their culture, families and personalities last June.

How did the two of you meet?

Katherine: We attended the same Junior College and same CCA, though three years apart, so we didn’t meet through seeing each other day to day. A CCA camp was to be held one day and I had the task of emailing the alumni, inviting them back. I thought it was a chore. By pure chance, I took one of two lists someone was holding out to me with email addresses to write to and never would I have imagined that the very first name on the list I took was my husband-to-be. He was also the first to reply to my email. We never stopped replying to each other’s emails which got progressively longer. We were modern-day pen-pals. This was before the era of smartphones began.

What drew you to each other? What is it about your partner that you love the most?

Karthikan: When we first started dating in 2008, I was into my final year of National Service and was to begin university studies overseas from the following year. I left Singapore for more than 4 years, and although I knew it would be asking too much of Katherine to work on our long-distance relationship, we never gave up. That’s what drew us to each other – the commitment throughout our long-distance relationship.

Share with us what your wedding planning was like.

Katherine: Thinking it would be quick and easy to accomplish planning our western wedding with a generic white floral theme, we tried that at first. But it felt like a chore, it was boring and our hearts weren’t in it. So we ditched it and went with our final theme which we had wanted in the first place but was afraid it would be too hard to pull off. With the theme that we wanted, planning our wedding was so much more thoughtful and fun.

What was the wedding theme you eventually went with?

Katherine: For our Western wedding, we eventually went with a mish-mash of X-Files/sci-fi/galaxy. Trying to portray these themes romantically was very tricky; we didn’t want it appearing kitschy or sappy because that would make us cringe. We started out with seemingly random ideas but it all came together nicely and most of it was DIY-ed. To name a few, we made our own very authentic-looking confidential FBI-esque documents, with text phrased in such a way that we were inviting guests to take part in a top secret space voyage, with maps to ‘secret locations’ Photoshop-ed to make it seem like Area 51, and consent forms (instead of RSVP cards) attached. Our wedding invitations were the coolest!

Our cake toppers were Wall-E and Eve figurines which my sister-in-law DIY-ed the cutest wedding outfits for. Our wedding favours were ornamental glass jars filled with kinetic sand (to mimic a moon’s surface) in which a timepiece was lodged in. When you open the timepiece, you’d find a quote reading “Love is the one thing that we’re capable of perceiving that transcends dimensions of time and space”, from the 2014 movie, Interstellar.

Our church mass booklet cover was an edited Interstellar movie poster. Our playlist contained songs like Moby’s “We Are All Made of Stars” and Duran Duran’s “Planet Earth”. And the décor and florals by Lily from The Wedding Diary pulled everything together very tastefully and subtly romantic in navy, purple, hints of gold and silver and subtle sparkle.

You had a 3-day wedding, which included a Bangle Ceremony. Share with us what goes on during an Indian wedding and tell us more about your weddings.

Karthikan: We had three wedding celebrations over a 3-day period, one at the PGP Wedding Hall at Perumal Temple, one at the Church of St. Teresa and the last at MASONS at Gillman Barracks where we had our Western wedding celebration. The temple held meaning to us as that was where my parents held their wedding ceremony over 35 years ago. We chose the Church of St. Teresa as it had a perennial feel to it, which we instantly liked, and it was the church where the very same priest had conducted the wedding ceremonies for Katherine’s family members.

The Bangle Ceremony is a ritual performed by seven married women a few days before the Hindu wedding ceremony, and has both importance and historic relevance as well. The seven women will adorn the bangles on the bride’s wrists as a blessing to a happy and fulfilling married life. These bangles will continue to hold a special place in a married woman’s life.

Hindu wedding rituals vary according to regional cultures but there are key steps of a Hindu Marriage without which the marriage would not be considered complete. The whole wedding ceremony sort of depicts a story of a first meeting of the bride and the groom at the wedding venue: the bride’s parents giving her away to groom whom they deem worthy of their daughter’s love, the couple committing to each other in front of the sacred fire followed by the couple taking the seven vows of commitment to the marriage and the friends and families blessing the newly wedded couple.

What did your family/friends have to say about your wedding day?

Both: They absolutely loved being part of the week long procession and weddings! We were all exhausted when it all ended, but the reception held the most meaning to them as they know now how much significance the universe has on our lives and they way we see our significance in the universe. In the end, we are all made of stardust.

What was the most memorable moment of your wedding?

Katherine: There are too many memorable moments over the three days!

Karthikan: I would say, the most memorable moment was the immersive, themed dinner reception that we held at MASONS at Gillman Barracks!

Any wedding planning advice you have for couples planning their wedding?

Katherine: DIY what you can, even if it’s a simple project. It doesn’t have to be elaborate or expensive. That’ll make your wedding preparations and the final outcome become more meaningful, authentic and memorable.

Karthikan: Rule of thumb – plan a budget, stick to it, but add 20-25% on top of it as an emergency ‘buffer’.

The Size of Wedding: Approximately 400 guests over 2 days
The Venue: Perumal Temple and MASONS at Gillman Barracks
The Photographer: Andri Tei Photography
The Wedding Gown: Kelly’s Bridal
The Wedding Shoes: Anna Nucci
The Groom’s Suit: Kelly’s Bridal
The Groom’s Shoes: Marks $ Spencer
The Hair and Makeup Artist: Shradha Agarwal
The Wedding Bands: Lee Hwa Jewellery
The Wedding Planner: Lily Lu from The Wedding Diary
The Caterer: Gayathri’s and MASONS at Gillman Barracks
The Wedding Invitations and Stationery: DIY by bride and groom
The Wedding Favours: DIY by bride and groom
The Wedding Cake: Made by a family friend, Adelyn Peter
The Solemniser: Dr Kraunanithy Ramasamy // Fr Michael Arro


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Alicia and Luc’s Destination Pre-Wedding Photoshoot in Abu Dhabi and Elegant Wedding at Hotel Fort Canning

Sneak a peek at Alicia and Luc’s destination pre-wedding photoshoot in exotic Abu Dhabi and read about their beautiful wedding at Hotel Fort Canning.

Alicia Tay, 29, met her husband, Luc De Moulliac, 28, in New Zealand while they were studying in university. Unknown to the both of them, they were nursing a secret crush for one another that blossomed into a beautiful love story. When Luc was relocated to Abu Dhabi for work, the lovebirds seized the opportunity to embark on a pre-wedding photoshoot with an exotic scenery. Later, they tied the knot in an elegant wedding celebration at Hotel Fort Canning surrounded by their nearest and dearest.

What’s one of the things you love most about your partner?

Alicia: It started off as a crush for me. Little did I know those feelings were mutual. We eventually started spending more time together and things just carried on naturally like it was meant to be. I was attracted by his passion in the things he does. His no-nonsense approach to things, the drive and focus towards working to achieve his goal made me feel like this is someone who will know what he wants and commit to it, which also made me feel like this is someone I would definitely want to spend the rest of my life with.

What was the proposal like?

Luc and I have been dating for about six years before he finally proposed. It was really sweet as he had discussed the entire proposal plan with his family and even asked my parents permission for my hand in marriage all without my knowledge before popping the question. He made a reservation at Stellar at 1-Altitude where he managed to dupe the unsuspecting waitress into taking a scenic shot for us, only to get down on one knee to pop the question. Needless to say, the waitress and I were in shock. It was very emotional but it was perfect! The restaurant also treated us to some drinks and a cake to congratulate us.

Walk us through your pre-wedding shoot. What was it like that day and did you have fun?

We did our pre-wedding photoshoot in Abu Dhabi because Luc has recently been relocated there for work. We also wanted something different from the standard backdrops that you commonly see in pre-wedding photography. Sebastien from Loveinstills was very kind to offer to help make this happen and we are very grateful for his time and effort.

It was a very fun experience despite experiencing some challenging weather. While most couples would battle the cold or rain or snow, we were caught in sandstorms and overwhelming heat! Sebastien did an amazing job despite the challenges and also ensured that everyone was comfortable and not overly exhausted. The venue that hosted our pre-wedding shoot was also very kind in giving us buggy rides from location to location within the venue. They also provided us with locker rooms where we were able to change and store our valuables.

Initially, my husband and I were very lost and quite overwhelmed as we didn’t know what to expect or what to do. Thankfully, with Sebastian’s guidance, encouragement and support, it turned out to be a rather enjoyable! Before we knew it, it was time to pack and leave and we were able to get the footage we wanted!

What were some obstacles or funny moments you encountered during the shoot.

The funniest moment was when a little girl saw me in my dress and said to her mum “Wow, mum! How come you’re not as pretty as her?” It was hilarious! It was also quite a mission trying to climb to the top of the sand dune with such a heavy dress, then somehow balance ourselves while the wind was threatening to blow us over while sand was flying everywhere!

What was the most memorable moment of your pre-wedding shoot?

I suppose the entire experience in itself was memorable. What mattered was everyone enjoyed themselves.

Tell us about your wedding at Hotel Fort Canning

We wanted something intimate to share with close family and friends, so we decided to go with Hotel Fort Canning because it gave us a bit of a heritage feel which was very important to my husband as he grew up living in colonial black & white houses. We also wanted something relatively simple and the hotel was able to cater to most of our needs without us having to outsource to too many different vendors. Our friends and family as well as our vendors were very helpful in guiding us and making the day go smoothly. We are forever grateful for their support!

Our wedding day was perfect. The weather was good to us and our guests were very happy with the experience. All our vendors were very, very helpful. We couldn’t have asked for better. We were glad that it turned out so well and our parents were very proud of us.

What was the most memorable moment of your wedding?

When Luc was very confident about popping that bottle of champagne but it turned out quite the opposite! The cork broke with the first bottle and it was stuck in the second bottle. Everyone had a good laugh!

The Pre-Wedding Photoshoot Location: Qsar Al Sarab, Abu Dhabi, UAE
The Pre-Wedding Photoshoot Outfits: Thomson Wedding Collection (Bride) and House of Fraser and Moss Brothers (Groom)
The Pre-Wedding Photoshoot Hair and Makeup Artist: Ellaine Fatima
The Size of Wedding: Approximately 130 guests
The Cost of Wedding: Approximately $40,000
The Venue: Hotel Fort Canning
The Pre-Wedding and Wedding Photographer: Sebastien Teh from Loveinstills
The Wedding Gown: Thomson Wedding Collection (Solemnisation) and House of Fraser – Sophia Bognem (Evening Gown)
The Wedding Shoes: Nine West
The Groom’s Suit: House of Fraser and Moss Brothers
The Groom’s Shoes: Clarks
The Hair and Makeup Artist: Thomson Wedding Collection
The Bridesmaids Dress: Forever New
The Wedding Bands: Venus Tears
The Caterer: Hotel Fort Canning
The Wedding Flowers: Far East Florist (bouquets for bride and bridesmaids, boutounniere and corsages done by bride’s mother), 86 Creation (wedding car), Hotel Fort Canning in conjunction with Star Florist (wedding venue and banquet)
The Wedding Invitations and Stationery: United Printing & Publishing, Abu Dhabi
The Wedding Favours: Hotel Fort Canning
The Photobooth: Jolly & Miki
The Wedding Band: Umar Sirhan & Hasyir Ibrahim
The Wedding Car: The Wedding Limo Co.
The Wedding Emcee: Le Voice Pte Ltd
The Solemniser: Jeremy Choy
Wedding Resource: SingaporeBrides


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Fionne and Shi Liang’s Sweet Woodland and Beach Pre-Wedding Photoshoot in Coney Island

Sneak a peek at Fionne and Shi Liang’s romantic pre-wedding photoshoot in Coney Island, styled by Liz Florals.

Fionne Pang, 28, Human Resources Generalist, and fiancé Tan Shi Liang, 30, Self-Employed, met through a mobile dating application and found love and companionship in each other. The sweet lovers decided to embark on a woodland and beach themed pre-wedding shoot (their second one!), styled by Liz Florals, to celebrate their love of the sun, sand and sea. Sneak a peek at their romantic adventure in the forest of Coney Island and on the beach of Punggol Beach here!

What was it about your partner that attracted you?

Fionne: I was attracted to his smile and confidence, and it definitely doesn’t hurt that he is good-looking as well! I love the little day-to-day things he does for me that shows me that he notices and cares for me.

Shi Liang: Likewise, I was drawn to her beauty and patience. She has always been very patient with me and cares for my family.

Share with us the concept behind your styled pre-wedding shoot with Liz Florals

Fionne and Shi Liang: We wanted a romantic beach theme for the shoot because we love Singapore’s sunny, tropical climate, and wanted to celebrate our love of the sun, sand and sea. We engaged Liz from Liz Florals to style our shoot, and we’ll let her elaborate on the concept that she created for us.

Liz: We decided on a rustic woodland themed shoot set in Coney Island, followed by a romantic beach dining set-up at Punggol Beach as requested by Fionne and Shi Liang. The shoot starts out with an enchanted meeting in a forest that culminates in a romantic dinner by the beach.

To bring out the natural essence of the two venues, we used the colours white, green and blue in conjunction with tinges of blush, burgundy, silver and chocolate brown to create a vintage and rustic mood that blends in with Mother Nature.

So, Fionne and Shi Liang, bring us back to the day of your pre-wedding shoot.

It was actually our second pre-wedding shoot, so we were relatively more relaxed and just wanted to have fun – which we did! The weather was great after some early afternoon showers and our team of vendors were experienced and being really meticulous to ensure that we look good in all the shots. We were fortunate to have our team of experts taking care of every detail of the shoot, from hair and makeup to the gown, bridal bouquet, styling and photography.

Did you encounter any obstacles during your pre-wedding shoot?

Because it rained earlier in the day, the ground in the forest and on the beach were soft, so it was hard for Fionne to move around in her shoes as her heels were sinking into the ground. So, we decided to have her hold her shoes instead and walk barefoot on the beach as if she was taking a romantic stroll by the beach.

What was the most memorable moment of your pre-wedding shoot?

It was the moment we looked deeply into each other’s eyes with the beautiful sunset behind us and the sound of waves lapping onto the shore. We wished that moment would last forever.

What advice would you share with couples who are embarking on their pre-wedding shoot?

Shi Liang: First, make sure that you are well prepared for the terrain of your chosen location. Next, ensure that your bride is always comfortable and happy throughout the shoot because a happy wife equals a happy life! And, don’t bother going on a diet – there’s something called Photoshop! But more importantly, just relax, enjoy and have fun!

The Photographer: Jerald from TinyDot Photography
The Wedding Gown: Anseina Brides
The Hair and Makeup Artist: Esta Hsu Makeup Artistry
The Wedding Florist: Liz Florals
Space and Concept Stylist: EverythingwithCrates


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In the Mood for Hot Love: Moody Tropical Little Island Brewing Co Wedding Styled Shoot

This Little Island Brewing Co wedding styled shoot puts a dark and moody spin on the popular tropical wedding theme, with neon lights that electrify the dark and glamorous styling.

We’re absolutely thrilled with how this moody tropical wedding styled shoot at Little Island Brewing Co. turned out! We wanted to put a spin on a tropical wedding theme by electrifying it with neon lights and dark and moody styling, and our amazing team pulled off a truly spectacular set. The gorgeous details and dark, tropical mood were all beautifully captured by Andri Tei Photography.

Overlooking the sea in Changi Village, Little Island Brewing Co. is a popular wedding venue with space for up to 270 guests, beloved for its home-brewed craft beers on tap. With its coastal, laid back vibe, the venue was perfect for staging our moody tropical sets. Stylist Lalu of Wulala! brought the concept to life at the venue, in a rich, moody colour palette of velvety blacks, midnight purples, rich burgundies, deep greens, dark reds, and electric pops of hot pink, accented with a glamorous touch of gold.

She styled a gorgeous backdrop against the steel and copper vats of the brewery itself, with gold script by Trudy of Poptsie Paper Co on a black acrylic circle, framed with curved neon lights by Beyond Neon. Kayly of Bucket Full of Roses finished the backdrop with a stunning arrangement of wild, dark, tropical foliage and flowers in lush abandon, from monstera leaves to gilded orchids to black palm fronds.

Our talented real-life couple, Vera from Love Blush Makeup and Lawrence of Film by Lawrie, wore minimalist ensembles in keeping with the shoot’s laid-back and alternative vibe. Lawrence wore a dark suit by men’s bespoke tailor Stitched.sg, and Vera rocked a chic and architectural number with detachable off-shoulder detail by wedding gown designer Stitch x Stitch Co. Hair and makeup by the Love Blush Makeup team completed the looks. Vera carried a wild, tropical bouquet with wine-red roses and midnight purple calla lilies by Bucket Full of Roses.

Wulala! set the mood for an intimate wedding dinner on one of Little Island Brewing Co’s rustic wooden tables, styling it with moody floral centrepieces by Kayly, exotic tropical fruit, vintage bulbs, and tall dark candles in gold candle stands from Crate and Barrel for a touch of glamour. Deep purple candles, mirrored glass votives, and black linen napkins from Crate and Barrel accented the tablescape. The set was finished with gold-lettered leaf place cards by Trudy.

By the long bar with its many polished taps, the team styled a gorgeous dessert display with elegant treats by Charlene from The Dessert Party. An absolutely adorable meringue pineapple tower highlighted the tropical theme. Delicious gold-flecked earl grey macarons, lemon meringue tarts in dark chocolate cases, brownies, and blueberry cheesecake shots were arrayed temptingly on the shelves by the dessert table stylist, accented with props from Lalu and florals by Kayly. A neon acrylic sign playfully inscribed with “Gimme some sugar” finished our dessert display. The dark wedding cake also by The Dessert Party topped with tropical blooms took pride of place on a gold stand, embellished with lush floral arrangements and scribed acrylic.

All of us had so much fun creating the dark and moody vibe of this tropical styled shoot with its electrifying neon lights, and we hope that it inspires you with a different take on the popular tropical wedding trend!

Huge thanks to the incredible team!

Publisher: SingaporeBrides
Photographer: Andri Tei Photography
Venue: Little Island Brewing Co.
Styling: Wulala!
Floral Styling: Bucket Full of Roses
Desserts: The Dessert Party
Hair and makeup: Love Blush Makeup
Gown: Stitch x Stitch Co.
Suit: Stitched.sg
Calligraphy: Poptsie Paper Co.
Neon signage: Beyond Neon
Dinnerware: Crate and Barrel
Couple: Vera of Love Blush Makeup and Lawrence of Film by Lawrie

Credits: Photography by Andri Tei Photography