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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 Garden@iFly 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 Garden@iFly 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 Garden@iFly 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 Garden@iFly 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 Garden@iFly 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 Rasel Catering’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 Garden@iFly Sentosa
The Size of Wedding: 350 guests / 150 guests
The Wedding Photographer: Samantha, Bittersweet Photography
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: Rasel Catering Singapore
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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