In the ancient times, Armenian women participated in a traditional festivity called "Jan Gyulum". Jan Gyulum is also known as Hampartsoum, a celebration of love and enjoyment, which takes place outdoors in the month of May, 40 days after Easter (referred to as Ascension Day). Following Mary and Harut's surprise romantic engagement, instead of a bridal shower, Mary's family organized a Jan Gyulum to celebrate the bride to be. We spoke with Mary and she provided all the details of this beautiful Armenian tradition and her special day in her interview below.
Q: What is Jan Gyulum?
Mesmerized by all the beautiful scenery and locations, Varti and Mikhail visited Iceland for their destination pre-wedding photoshoot by MTH Photographers! From their decision, favorite moments, to the many challenges, Varti shares all the details of their adventurous and astonishing photoshoot!
First you should know, from the two, Varti is the more adventurous one and she definitely had to push Mikhail a little to get him to do all the crazy things on their trip! The couple currently lives in Los Angeles and the two had never taken a daring trip like this one together. So visiting Iceland was definitely an experience for them. When their photographer, MTH Photographers, suggested Iceland for their photoshoot, they never thought they would go there. But after researching the country, they simply couldn't say no! Here are some of the questions we asked Varti:
As the movie ended, there was a moment of silence followed by an outburst of tears and gasps by the audience… an audience of teenagers, adults, and well Armenians…
As Armenians, we’ve all heard about the Genocide our entire lives… some of us have even been told real stories by our grandparents about their parents surviving the Armenian Genocide. Even then, seeing it come to life on the big screen, it’s not easy to watch.
Inspired by mermaids and unicorns, this season we look beyond reality as holographic colors make their way to special events! The lustrous and color changing pigments of holographic colors, add a modern and futuristic touch to this trend. From your invitations, tablescape, to fashion pieces, you can incorporate this iridescent trend in every aspect of your special day. Here are 11 of our favorite inspirations:
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