Photo: Goderic Tia Photography, reproduced with permission from Jeremy and Rachel (the couple)

Necessity is the mother of invention. And when this groom had to come up with ideas for a fun gatecrashing ceremony, he really got inspired.

We first came across this band of brothers via Mothership.sg in early July 2016, and we were mightily impressed at the amount of detail that went into making this gatecrashing ceremony a hilarious success.

We also couldn’t pass up the opportunity to interview the brains behind this very patriotic and fantastic idea. So here’s the groom, Jeremy, on how they managed to make this a viral smash hit. 


Photo: Goderic Tia Photography, reproduced with permission from Jeremy and Rachel (the couple)

Hi Jeremy, thanks for speaking with us! So what inspired the gatecrashing? 
I got the idea two weeks before the wedding, when I was running some errands for church. I was collecting a banner from the printing shop, when I stumbled upon an MP (Member of Parliament) Hari Raya banner for the neighbourhood that the shop was preparing. I wanted to do something different for the gatecrash, but I didn’t want to spend too much time and money on it, so I asked the shop owner for a quote for prints, and began formulating ideas. 

I thought posing as a political party would be funny and wouldn’t cost us too much. It also helped that my “brothers” were a very “on” (enthusiastic) bunch, so I was sure that they’d support me (actually, they didn’t have much of a choice, since I was their good friend and the groom haha!).


Photo: Goderic Tia Photography, reproduced with permission from Jeremy and Rachel (the couple)

Those are an impressive bunch of props you guys had there. How did you source for all the material?
We got the banner from the same printing shop, had the flyers printed by one of my groomsmen’s company, Lithographic Print House Pte Ltd. The outfits were easy, as most guys would have a plain white shirt (like the ones we wore). We got the white pants from Bibi & Baba.

What was the response from your friends, family and bridesmaids like?
Everyone thought it was hilarious! I actually had quite a lot of fun, too. In fact, many residents from my block thought I was the real deal!

See also: This group of hunky groom and groomsmen with their hot bods, chiselled abs and all, and how this Bedok resident proposed with the help of his MP and town council.