A Sikh Royal Heritage Wedding Of Rustam & Harustat In Australia


A Sikh Royal Heritage Wedding of Rustam & Harustat in Australia



  • Royal Wedding
  • Punjabi
  • Sikh
Residential Wedding
  • Australia
  • Summer

The Story

Love Story Overview

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. After many months of getting to know each other inside out, Rustam knew a proposal was well due which takes us to the next part of their 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

The Engagement Ceremony

The theme of the engagement was floral/garden fairy tale based on the venue

The Sangeet Ceremony

The theme of the sangeet was Punjabi folk

The Wedding Ceremony

The theme of the wedding was Sikh Royal Heritage

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.

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