ALIK AND LILIT'S WEDDING UNFILTERED

It's Official! Newlyweds Alik and Lilit tied the knot on June 10, 2017 at the Renaissance Banquet Hall! We shared the couple's fairytale engagement on our blog last year and now we are thrilled to feature their wedding day. As we await all the details and professional photos and videos, we have a sneak peak of their special day! 

Lilit and Alik's Wedding

From the traditional Armenian morning celebration to all the fun at reception, here are some of the candid and unfiltered shots that Lilit and Alik, their friends and family, and vendors shared: 

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ICELAND PHOTOSHOOT: BEHIND THE SCENES

Bound by the infinite beauty of nature, MTH Photographers takes us on an adventure to Iceland for Varti & Mikhail's pre-wedding photoshoot! We had the pleasure of speaking with photographer, Mher Hagopian, who shared his experience with destination photoshoots, a behind the scenes video, and all the details about the endless planning of this breathtaking Iceland photoshoot. Here is what he had to say: 

Iceland Photoshoot

Q: First, why did you start doing destination photoshoots?

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LEARN HOW TO RENT THE RUNWAY!

As a host or the guest, you're always searching for a new outfit to attend different events... and we all know, you can't repeat the same look twice once you've posted on your page! So imagine a closet filled with over 200,000 pieces of designer clothing and accessories...from Badgley Mischka, Hervé Léger, Jenny Packham, Monique Lhuillier, to Vera Wang... all yours to wear! Rent the Runway is an online service that provides designer dress and accessory rentals. With Rent the Runway you can rent high-end dresses, jewelry, and accessories for special occasions including bridal showers, engagements, weddings, black-tie-events and more at affordable prices! 

Rent the Runway Dresses

Here's how it works: 

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A PROPOSAL STORY: MITCHELL AND MARINE

Connected at their roots and destined by fate, Marine and Mitchell's story is an Armenian fairytale indeed! On April 24, 2017, Mitchel proposed to Marine at the Armenian Genocide Monument in Fresno, California. We spoke to Marine and she shared all the details about their love story and the significance of their proposal. Here is our interview with Marine:

Marine and Mitchell

All About Marine & Mitchell

Q: Tell us about you as a couple and how you met:

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MARY'S TRADITIONAL ARMENIAN JAN GYULUM

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.

Mary's Jangulum

Q: What is Jan Gyulum?

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BEYONCE SETS GREEN VEIL TREND

Beyonce's pregnancy announcement photo earlier this year, set the bridal trend for wearing a green veil! Her choice of a green veil was inspired by Pantone's color of the year, Greenery, which has also been recognized as one of the top 2017 wedding color palettes.  

Beyonce Green Veil

Photo Source: Beyonce's Instagram 

Here are three of our favorite shots of brides wearing a green bridal veil: 

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ICELAND PHOTOSHOOT: MIKHAIL AND VARTI

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!

Mikhail and Varti Iceland 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: 

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WE VOW TO KEEP THE PROMISE

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.

The Promise Review

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