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Party Rock Anthem

The wedding of Justin Liok and Shuyi Liu

Party Rock Anthem

When

June 29, 2013

Where

Montigo Resorts, Nongsa, Batam

What

Men with robot heads, Madonna-inspired outfits and…shiny disco balls? Is this really a wedding? It certainly was and a superbly fun one at that. This was the sight at the second instalment (the first being a formal do at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore) of Justin and Shuyi's wedding. Held a short boat ride from Singapore, the party had their immediate family and closest friends in attendance. With a “no kids and alcohol-only” rule, the celebration was meant for guests to completely let their hair down. Themed “Party Pink and Gold”, the couple applied a novel concept to their wedding.

For one, instead of decorating the space with flowers, they used paper pom-poms and disco balls. In place of traditional table-numbering, they gave each table quirky names such as “Let's Make Babies” and “Let's Get Drunk”. Entertainment that evening included tongue-in-cheek trivia questions and games that pitted the groom against the bride.

The celebration reached an all-time high when the couple changed into their last ensemble — neon pink shorts and a tank top with an afro wig for him, and a pink tutu skirt and tank top for her — and walked into the room to the tune of LMFAO's “Sexy and I Know It”, flanked by their groomsmen and bridesmaids in equally outrageous outfits. The couple then got the guests to form a human train, popped over 100 confetti canons together and danced the night away.

Who

Yung Ong, Raine Tay, Camiel Weijenberg

Saying “I Do” In Style

Rings: Trinity de Cartier rings

The bride wore: A custom-made silk gown with a French lace peplum from Sydney couturier Steven Khalil. The gown bears special meaning to the bride as it was a gift from her mother and mother-in-law. Shoes and accessories from Salvatore Ferragamo, Elizabeth Bower, Swarovski and Cartier; an ivory-embroidered, banded lace, cap sleeve circular skirt gown from Tadashi Shoji at Avana

The groom wore: Day suit and tuxedo from Rossi; shoes and belt from Bally

The first meeting: At Over Easy, through a mutual friend

How he proposed: Justin's first attempt was during a stay at a private villa in Hunter Valley, Australia. Shuyi was overwhelmed and the attempt, as Justin puts it, was “promptly rejected”. It was his second try, on a cliff overlooking the South Pacific Ocean on a drive to Jervis Bay, that won him a resounding yes.

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