Names of Groom/Bride: Arshdeep and Tanpreet
City of Residence: Kelowna, BC
Q: What do you love most about one another?
Arshdeep: I love how genuinely caring Tanpreet is. She is the key to my happiness and gives my life purpose. She is also one of the strongest people I know. She brings so much joy and good energy into my and everyone else's lives.
Tanpreet: I love that Arshdeep is the sweetest person who truly understands and supports me in every aspect of life. He is the kindest soul that is caring, compassionate and understanding. Without him, life would be incomplete.
Q: Could you share your proposal story?
A: Arshdeep decided to make a surprise proposal in Victoria before I went abroad to finish my studies. I had no idea how the day would unfold—westarted by taking a float plane to Victoria. At the perfect time, he proposed to me right by the shoreline, overlooking the ocean, making this a day I will remember and cherish forever.
Q: Describe your wedding day. What was your favourite moment?
A: Our wedding day was one of the most memorable days of our lives. It was the moment we had been waiting for eagerly after the proposal. After all the stressful planning and with the help of the fantastic A&F wedding team, we had a truly magical wedding. Our families were content, happy and embracing this joyous occasion that everyone had been waiting for so impatiently. Our favourite moment has to be when I walked into the Darbar hall, and we both saw each other, eyes locked. We both could foresee a beautiful future in front of us. At that moment, my father, who was holding my arm, let me go with a genuine smile as he saw Arshdeep looking back at his wife-to-be.
Q: Could you tell us about your reception?
A: Our reception was a night to remember. All the guests and close families had a great time and enjoyed the exceptional decor, food, entertainment, and dancing. The highlight of the reception was our first dance and entrance as Mr. and Mrs. Dhaliwal. We had an excellent MC, Ronil, who made this night memorable by engaging the crowd and coordinating the night exceptionally. DJ Impact kept the dance floor lively and worked his magic throughout the night. The A&F team kept the night stress free and went above and beyond our expectations. Our siblings' speeches were heartfelt that brought back lots of memories. Last but not least, our exceptional photographer and videographer, A Master Media team, who captured the wedding week so beautifully. They are more like family; we will always be thankful to them. The next day's edit shocked all of us by just how beautiful it was.
Q: Can you describe your outfits?
A: My wedding lehenga was breathtaking and exactly how I wanted it. It was a custom piece from the well-known designer AliXeeshan from Lahore, Pakistan. The designer worked hard to make my vision come to life, with the exact shade of maroon I wanted and all hand embroidered work of tilla, dabka, pearl, and thread work. My dad also played a huge part in making my dream lehenga, which I will always remember. His connections in Pakistan made the process that much easier.
My reception outfit was a custom piece from the Vivah collections. The team made a beautiful blush pink gown heavily embroidered with dabka, kundan, pearls and sequins. The addition of a trail made the gown that much more spectacular. My jewelry for the wedding and reception was from JIJI Studios. It complemented and elevated both outfits perfectly. I'm so grateful to the fabulous owner of JIJI Studios, Roop, who made the looks come together while also making the shopping experience memorable.
Arshdeep- my wedding day achkan was made by Well Groomed. The team was experienced and helped guide me throughout the entire process. I wore a cream-coloured achkan with heavy embroidery and a maroon palla with embroidery around the corners that matched Tanpreet's lehenga perfectly. Besides the outfit, what brought it all together was a customized silver sword designed by Maharaja Pagdi and Swords. A professional blacksmith in India forged it, one-of-a-kind with custom engraving. My reception outfit was from Zegna, a dark navy self-printed dinner jacket with tuxedo pants that looked elegant and timeless.
Q: Where did you honeymoon?
A: We travelled to Honolulu and Maui in Hawaii
Q: What are your goals as a couple?
A: Our goals as a couple are to communicate effectively, travel the world, help one another stay motivated and advance in our respective careers and enjoy the little things in life that bring joy
Q: What are the strengths of your marriage?
A: That we have a deep bond/connection and understand each other emotionally. We are always there for each other to overcome anything life brings and keep each other smiling and laughing.
Q: If you could give any advice to other married couples, what would it be?
A: For a peaceful and happy marriage, know that wife is always right!
But jokes aside, the key to a happy marriage is open communication and supporting one another even during the most challenging times.
Photo Credit: A Master Media