Happy Friday, Maharanis! We've arrived at the end of this fabulous week, and as always, we have a sweet and charming story for you. So, get yourselves prepared because we are about to take you on a visual journey to Glenwood, Australia. Yes, you heard right: Australia! Today, we have the pleasure to present the jaw-dropping scenes captured by Rolling Canvas during Rustam & Harustat's big wedding celebration. And believe us, you are going to love every bit of this fabulous event! The wedding day arrived, and these lovebirds were so excited to achieve this life milestone that they wanted to immortalize every moment of this day, so they headed over to the Curzon Hall by Navarra Venue to snap some shots right before the wedding ceremony. And oh boy, every image is a visual delight!. After this initial photoshoot, it was time to carry on with the wedding ceremony hosted inside the halls of the Gurdwara Sahib Glenwood. As soon as the guests stepped into the interiors of this venue, they were immediately amazed by the fabulous decor crafted by Shagun Events and the gorgeous floral arrangements put together by Anna Wang. It was a winning combination that delivered nothing but utter perfection! And we want to give a big shoutout to Rustam & Harustat as they were the masterminds behind the planning and execution of this spectacular event. They took the vision of their dreamed wedding and made it a reality. How amazing is that! And talking about amazingness, let's take a moment to admire the fashion and jewelry choices selected by our gorgeous Maharani. She trusted her beauty needs to Sana Hair & Makeup, while Rimple and Harpreet Narula Couture took her fashion needs care. And my gosh, we loved the final result! To crown this traditional look, she got dazzling pieces of jewelry from Jagdish Jewellers and LeFleur Jewels, adding an extra touch of flair to her look. And let's not forget about the gorgeous Mehndi designed by Arora Mehndi. Simply amazing! If you can't get enough of this lovely couple, don't miss today's full gallery!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
This tale begins around two years ago when the couple first exchanged a harmless follow on Instagram. Seeing the sweet, sensible and cultured photos on Harustat’s page, Rustam knew she was the perfect type of girl for him. He also knew a direct approach would get him nowhere so he started a conversation about Harustat’s dog Rex, a topic he knew would spark some good conversation. Talking about this special pupper lead to a conversation about various topics whereby they discovered this casual conversation could actually lead somewhere.

Upon discussing this with family, a first meeting was set and Rustam boarded the next flight to Adelaide. Butterflies flying around in the stomach and goosebumps everywhere, they approached each other in person for the first time. Spending some quality time with one another and Harustat’s family in the peaceful city of Adelaide, the couple realised their intuition was correct, and their relationship progressed to the next step.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
After careful and coordinated research (and the assistance from both sides of the family), Rustam planned the perfect proposal for Harustat. Many factors had to align to create the perfectly envisioned proposal, including weather, availability of the helicopter operator, cameraman and cinematographer, all whilst keeping Harustat completely unaware. Three days of torrential rain forced Rustam to make multiple conference calls to the vendors to reschedule this grand event. After countless reschedules, the special day arrived where all vendors worked in perfect harmony to create a magical surprise proposal.

Harustat was blindfolded and told she would see some wonderful native wildlife on a secret mountain. She was told the helicopter was being shared with the cameraman and cinematographer as this was the only flight available due to the nonstop rain. Being an avid wildlife lover, she believed every bit of it and was more than ready to pat some baby animals.

Upon landing, Rustam placed her down in amongst a heart of rose petals on the lush green grass on the mountainous terrain in Queenstown, New Zealand. When she opened her eyes, to her surprise, was her man down on one knee asking for her hand in marriage. In complete awe and excitement, a ‘YES’ was proclaimed from Harustat and a sigh of relief was achieved after many days of tormenting confusion as to why her partner was constantly on the phone when they were supposed to be on their holiday together.

This auspicious occasion was topped off with a champagne celebration and drive home from Glenorchy to Queenstown. Following this, the wedding was officially on and the couple commenced the tedious and stress-inducing wedding preparation procedure.

Ring: Affinity Diamonds Sydney
Photos by: Fallon Photography
Cinematography by: Eureka Films
Helicopter: Heli Glenorchy

Tell us how you went about planning your wedding, and your overall experience with the Venues, Hair & Makeup, Outfits, Decor Theme, and all of the other important details.
We planned every detail considering the wants and desires from both sides. Our overall experience was very good however also quite stressful. As we are both very meticulous people, getting everything perfectly right took a lot of effort. The whole process was a rollercoaster ride however we were more than happy with the end result.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I visited many large bridal showrooms all over Delhi and Punjab to find my perfect lengha but opted for Rimple and Harpreet. I had a royal vintage Punjabi heritage theme in mind, inspired by my grandparents wedding outfits and the Maharaja era.

Growing up in western countries and having mostly caucasian friends, I always wanted a white wedding dress but due to differences in both cultures I had grown up with, I decided to incorporate something that would reflect both my Punjabi Sikh heritage and western culture brought up. Therefore I knew my base colour of the lengha had to be ivory/white with intricate colourful details and designs that connected me back to my roots.

I felt that only Rimple and Harpreet were the perfect designers to help deliver my vision into reality after seeing their clothing on instagram reflected Punjabi culture exactly how I envisioned it. After several discussions with Rimple and her design team we created a lengha that was unique and executed who I was and my vision perfectly highlighting all aspects I had in mind. I went in with a colour palette of royal blue, rustic orange and maroons with some sort of green tone.

My lengha describes who I am and has many heritage elements to it. It also incorporates my love for animals and flowers through the multiple peacocks, deers and native birds of Punjab embroidered amongst florals and abstract patterns. It took many months for the design to take shape but the end result was 100% better than imagined!

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part would definitely be 'agreeing on things'. We shared different opinions on many things and were both adamant on ensuring perfection in every aspect of the wedding. These differing opinions did make decision making challenging, so when we did agree on something straight away, it made that aspect MUCH easier!

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
From what we heard, our guests absolutely loved the traditional aspect of the wedding. In fact, we had many guests from India shocked to see so much tradition come back in front of their eyes, aspects which they had not seen in Sikh Punjabi weddings in India too! They also loved our wedding outfits and the attention to detail we had for all the decorations.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Walking down the aisle, the first look we shared and completing the final 'Laav' were definitely memories that will forever be cherished.

For events other than your ceremony, please tell us as much as you would like about the decor, style, dances, and all the special details.
The Engagement Ceremony - The theme of the engagement was floral/garden fairy tale based on the venue

Venue: Garden Ball Room at Oatlands House, Navara Venues
Custom Sahi Chitti - YourEventSignage
Florals: Anna Wang
Cake/Cookies: Copper Fork Cakes
Photography/Cinematography: Rolling Canvas Presentations

The Sangeet Ceremony - The theme of the sangeet was Punjabi folk

Venue: The Lemnos Club by Clarence House
Florals: Anna Wang
Indian Décor: Shagun Events
Photography/Cinematography: Rolling Canvas Presentations

The Wedding Ceremony - The theme of the wedding was Sikh Royal Heritage

Venue: Gurudwara Sahib Glenwood, Sydney and Curzon Hall – Navara Venues for the photoshoot
Photography/Cinematography: Rolling Canvas Presentations

Post Wedding Photoshoot - The couple’s post wedding photoshoot was inspired by the 2008 superhit film, Jodhaa Akbar. To make that vision come to life, they travelled to various destinations in Jaipur, including the Nahargarh Fort, Jal Mahal, Jantar Mantar and Churu Desert.

Photography/Cinematography: Paran Singh Photography Amritsar

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Take everything one step at a time and enjoy every moment you have (whether stressful or not) as this time will never come back again! There will be many emotions running all around the place so try not to get too caught up in them and remember it will work out in the end!

Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
All other details have been provided in the wedding blog we sent but feel free to ask us anything specific you want after looking at the photos! Thank you once again for selecting us to be featured, it honestly means the world!

What a great way to end this week with a flourish, isn't it ladies? Make sure to join us on Monday for more. We have new stories every day!

Engagement Venue: Oatlands House by Navarra Venues | Sangeet Venue: The Lemnos by Clarence House | Ceremony Venue: Gurdwara Sahib Glenwood | Wedding Day Photoshoot Venue: Curzon Hall by Navarra Venue | Planning & Design: Bride and Groom | Florals: Anna Wang | Indian Decorations: Shagun Events | Hair & Makeup: Sana Hair & Makeup | Catering: Urban Tadka | DJ: Dj Vinny | Bollywood Performers & Instructors: Ministry of Bhangra Sydney | Bridal Fashion (Wedding): Rimple and Harpreet Narula Couture | Bridal Fashion (Engagement): Asiana Couture | Bridal Jewelry: Jagdish Jewellers | Engagement Ring: Affinity Diamonds | Bridal Hair Jewelry: LeFleur Jewels | Cake & Treats: Copper Fork Cakes | Cinematography for Engagement / Sangeet / Wedding: Rolling Canvas | Cinematography for Post-Wedding Shoot: Paran Singh Photography | Cinematography for Proposal: Eureka Films | Mehndi Artist: Arora Mehndi | Photography for Engagement / Sangeet / Wedding: Rolling Canvas | Photography for Post-Wedding Shoot: Paran Singh Photography | Photography for Proposal: Fallon Photography