ARMENIAN WEDDING TRADITIONS: WELCOMING THE BRIDE AND GROOM
We love sharing different Armenian Wedding Traditions on our blog. This week we are excited to share some traditions that couples can choose to incorporate as part of welcoming the bride and groom. According to old Armenian tradition, after the wedding ceremony at the church, the couple and their guests would celebrate at the groom’s house. Upon their arrival, a few traditions would take place with Lavash, honey, plates and more!
Photo by Armen Asadorian Photography
FEATURED PROPOSAL: VACHE & MARIA
La La Land was not only an Academy Award winning movie, but it also was the inspiration of many proposals in Los Angeles. After all many of the iconic scenes from the movie were filmed in Burbank, CA which made it easy for men to plan an effortless proposal at a famous movie location. But for Vache and Maria this movie-inspired proposal didn't go quite as planned. Keep reading to find out how Maria getting the flu almost cost her the proposal of a lifetime.
A GROOM'S SURVIVAL GUIDE
Face it, the wedding is for the bride. After all in Armenian word for wedding, “Harsanik”, has the word Hars (bride) in it! But this doesn’t mean you, the groom, can’t enjoy the wedding or the process. After years of running Harsanik.com and now having had my own Harsanik, here are some tips I’d like to share with fellow grooms:
Tip #1: Prioritize
Define the scope of your wedding and stick to the main goals. Essentially have an MVP and keep things simple. The more elements you add to the wedding, the more things can go wrong.
Tip #2: Hire Professionals
FEATURED PROPOSAL: SARKIS & ROUBENA
The Happiest Place on Earth just got a little more magical for Roubena and Sarkis! Both being Disney lovers, it was no surprise that Sako chose to propose to Roubena in front of Sleeping Beauty's Castle in Disneyland. We sat down with Roubena and Sako to get all the details of how they met, the proposal, and their wedding planning adventures to date.
DIANA'S STORY: OUR WEDDING
Garen's and my saga began on a rainy fall day. It was our first date and we had decided to go to the Natural History Museum (yes, we are self-described nerds). We realized that we had something special when what was supposed to be a nice leisurely date at the museum, ended almost eight hours later with a trip to two museums, lunch, and dinner.
After some time dating, we got engaged in May 2018. By June, we had decided that we were going to have our own Armenian wedding.
DIANA'S STORY: OUR WEDDING DAY FLOWERS
Can't believe our wedding has already passed! Garen and I recently got our wedding photos so I can't wait to share my wedding blog post soon. Until then, I'll start off with my favorite wedding topic - flowers! As a woman who absolutely loves flowers, my wedding flowers were a top priority. My amazing wedding florist, Giah Events Studio, and I worked for months on using the perfect flowers and other decor to create the right ambiance for both the wedding ceremony and reception.
FEATURED PROPOSAL: TADEH & LIANA
Liana was only 15 years old when she first met Tadeh. But it wasn't until a few years later when the two went to a Hollywood nightclub that the couple reunited and realized they were destined to be together. Their love for each other has withstood time and just a few months ago, Tadeh made Liana's birthday wish come true by proposing! We caught up with Liana and she told us the story of how they first met, then reunited, and exactly how Tadeh proposed.
Let's start off with a brief introduction of you and Tadeh.
Where should I start? Tadeh has always been a man's man. He is this tough, independent do-it-all but he's actually the most romantic man in the whole world! I'm very kind, loving and bubbly and I think that I level Tadeh out with his seriousness.
They say opposites attract! So how did you and Tadeh meet?
FEATURED PROPOSAL: ABEL & MELANIE
Here at Harsanik we just love destination proposals! It was a no brainer that we wanted to featured Abel and Melanie's proposal story when we stumbled upon it. Abel proposed in Puerto Vallarta on his birthday, bringing Melanie to her knees with the shock of a lifetime. We caught up with Melanie and Abel to learn about their relationship and get the details on their proposal. We're thrilled to share their story and we've feature a video capturing the events leading up to the romantic proposal, Melanie's emotional reaction, and the surprise ending to the memorable evening.
Tell us about your relationship and what made you two fall in love with each other.
TOP 9 STORIES FROM 2018
With a blink of an eye, 2018 is over and 2019 has begun. We cannot believe how quickly time flies! 2018 was such an unforgettable year, and we are fortunate to have shared so many amazing love stories, proposals, and weddings on our blog. Special thanks to all the couples who took the time to share their stories with us. We're thrilled to now reveal our top 9 most popular stories of 2018!
#9: Eduard and Renita's Proposal Story
We love romantic and surprise proposals, so we were thrilled to get the details of Eduard and Renita's proposal story. Eduard knew Renita was suspicious of the proposal happening so he kept throwing her off until she was sure it wasn't going to happen. Eduard surprised Renita with a gorgeous set up in their hotel room with flowers, candles, and balloons. Our favorite part was when Renita peaked outside the balcony to find their close friends and family standing outside waiting to celebrate with them!
FEATURED PROPOSAL: VAHAG & ELIZABETH
Vahag and Elizabeth met in 4th grade and became close friends. They had a short relationship in middle school, but in 11th grade, they confessed they had feelings for each other again. Fast forward to the summer of 2018, Vahag surprised Elizabeth with a romantic proposal in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico! We sat down with Vahag and Elizabeth to get details on how their friendship blossomed into a relationship, the destination proposal, and their surprise engagement party that took place only 2 weeks after the proposal. We're excited to share their story with you!