FEATURED ENGAGEMENT: ROSTOM & TATIANA
For Rostom and Tatiana, keeping their Armenian heritage and traditions alive was a very important part of their relationship. While every girl dreams of the day her true love proposes, Tatiana wanted to keep true to her Armenian roots and have a traditional Armenian engagement.
On February 9th, 2018, Rostom and his family came to ask Tatiana's family for her hand in marriage. While Tatiana hid away from all the guests, her parents gave their blessing and all the women from Rostom's side of the family went to find Tatiana and bring her to her future groom. We reached out to Tatiana and Rostom to learn all about their love story and all the beautiful Armenian traditions the couple incorporated them into their special day.
Tell us a little bit about how you & Rostom met and all about the proposal.
FEATURED WEDDING: NAREK & SANDI
Smiles, laughs, tears; there are so many emotions that a bride and groom go through on their wedding day. Narek & Sandi's wedding was a great example of this rollercoaster of emotions. Jay Jay Productions captured this amazing moment and, here at Harsanik, we knew that we had to find out what caused this cluster of emotions. Sandi tells us all about that iconic moment as well as all the fun traditions she & Narek incorporated on their special day.
Tell us about Narek and how you met.
My husband and I met when he came in for an interview at Best Buy where I was working. And as soon as I looked at him I remember telling my co-worker, “I’m going to marry that guy.” She thought I was crazy but sure enough it was fate! Narek proposed on a Gondola boat ride. I picked up a bottle with a note inside from the water and there was the proposal letter and he was holding the ring!
FEATURED WEDDING: ANTHONY & JAMIE
We recently stubbled upon pictures of a beautiful wedding at the stunning Pelican Hill Resort. We got in touch with the beautiful bride, Jamie to get details on her extraordinary wedding day. We loved hearing about the way the couple met and all the little personal moments and surprises planned on the wedding day. Jamie and Anthony share their planning methods and advice on how to ensure your day goes by smoothly.
FEATURED WEDDING: VICTOR AND CHRISTINE
*REPOST: Happy 2 Year Anniversary Victor & Christine!*
After following bride's story winner, Christine, and Victor's wedding planning experience for over a year, we're excited to share all the details and photos by Vic Studios from their beautiful, multicultural wedding. Here's all about their special day from Christine's perspective:
July 3, 2016 was the best day I could have ever imagined. Our wedding day was a complete dream and was so much more fun than I could have ever expected it to be...
FEATURED PROPOSAL: GEVO & SAREEN
We recently stumbled upon a very creative proposal at the Micheltorena Stairs in Silverlake. After getting in touch with bride-to-be Sareen, we got the full story of how her and Gevo met and what lead to their beautiful proposal. We're thrilled to share their love story with you!
How did you and Gevo meet?
Gevo and I met while we were both students at Woodbury University. He was studying Architecture and I was studying Graphic Design & Marketing. I was studying late with a friend one night on campus and we went to the architecture studio to work at her desk. I saw Gevo maybe 60 ft down the hall, and thought he was cute. Little did I know, he also noticed me across the hall and thought I was cute too. I told my friend (who was also his mutual friend) to introduce us. This was in November of 2012. We've been together for 5 years, since January 17, 2013. We've been engaged for one year since February 12th, 2017.
So tell us about the proposal! That must have been a hard one to pull off.
SERENA WILLIAMS: "I'M AN HONORARY ARMENIAN"
Recently we featured Alexis Ohanian, Sr. and Serena Williams' gorgeous wedding on our blog. We were honored to have met Alexis Ohanian at the Hustle While You Work event hosted by Open Listings, and pleasantly surprised when Alexis answered our questions about his and Serena's wedding in New Orleans. As if talking to Alexis Ohanian (co-founder of Reddit and now founder of Initialized Capital) was not enough, we loved hearing about his love of Armenian food and the fact that Alexis and Serena chose to serve khorovats at their wedding!
Now, just a few months later, we are thrilled to come across a Twitter post by tennis journalist David Avakian with the following quote from Serena herself:
As an Armenian, I simply had to ask Serena how big of a role the background of @alexisohanian plays in her life. Happy to hear she is more than embracing it... pic.twitter.com/neFGt1ICL9— David Avakian (@Davavaki) May 31, 2018
"I'm married to an Armenian, and I have learned that Armenians are incredibly proud. So I'm learning a lot about the culture. My daughter is half Armenian. I'm an honorary Armenian now, so it makes me feel really good. It's a great, great, great feeling. Yeah I love how proud they are. Some things just happened recently over there [Velvet Revolution]. I'm planning on actually going to go visit there. I don't know when, but I think either this year or next year..."
THE ROYAL WEDDING: PRINCE HARRY & MEGHAN MARKLE
We loved watching every second of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding this morning! We can't wait to post a blog giving you the details of the latest Royal Wedding that took place on Saturday May 19, 2018. Until then, here are a few photos recently released by the Royal family.
Photos by Alexi Lubomirski, Courtesy of @KensingtonRoyal
THE ROYAL WEDDING: PRINCE WILLIAM & KATE MIDDLETON
*REPOST: Original blog from April 2011*
Wow! What a spectacular wedding ceremony! Everything was absolutely gorgeous! First, we were impressed by the creative decision by Prince William and Kate Middleton to place maple trees in the inside of Westminster Abbey to represent strength and resilience in marriage.
Next, it was amazing to see all the guests arrive hours before the wedding - and everyone was looking stunning, especially the women with the elegant hats. Next, we were so excited to watch Prince William and his brother Prince Harry enter the church, both dressed in military uniforms. They were soon followed by Queen Elizabeth, who entered the church looking as classy as ever.
And then came the moment we were all waiting for - seeing Kate Middleton in her wedding gown! Kate looked absolutely stunning, with a gorgeous dress designed by famous British designer, Sarah Burton. Sarah Burton was appointed as the creative director of Alexander McQueen after the designer's death in 2010. Kate's dress was a full skirted dress with lace covering her arms and shoulders. Her veil was delicate and her tiara was simple yet stunning.
The ceremony was beautiful, and Princess Catherine looked so classy, elegant, and happy through the entire ceremony. The ceremony lasted just over an hour, ending just after 4am Pacific time.
Photo Credit: Photographer Hugo Burnand
FEATURED WEDDING: ALEXIS OHANIAN & SERENA WILLIAMS
About a month ago, we had the honor of meeting Alexis Ohanian, Sr. at a tech event in Los Angeles. We were thrilled when he agreed to share his and Serena Williams’ wedding with Harsanik and took the time to answer our questions!
In case you're not familiar with Alexis, he's one of the most famous Armenian technology executives. Having co-founded Reddit, he established himself as a serial entrepreneur and then went on to launch Initialized Capital, a venture capital firm based in San Francisco. You can find 16 Facts About Alexis Ohanian on our blog. The founders of Harsanik have been following Alexis' career for more than a decade, and we are thrilled to have such a successful Armenian in tech that serves as a role model. And of course, tennis queen Serena Williams needs no introduction.
On December 29, 2016 Alexis Ohanian, Sr. got engaged to Serena Williams. Alexis and Serena tied the knot on November 16, 2017 at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans. We are elated to feature Alexis Ohanian, Sr. and Serena Williams' wedding on Harsanik!
Photo by Mel Barlow & Allan Zepeda
When we asked Alexis why the couple chose to get married in New Orleans, Alexis responded:
FEATURED WEDDING: MELIK & ALEEN
We stumbled upon Melik and Aleen's beautiful and traditional Armenian wedding on Instagram and fell in love with their wedding logo - their initials in Armenian! So we reached out to Aleen to learn all about the couple and get details about their gorgeous wedding on September 9, 2017 at L.A. Banquet's Glenoaks Ballroom. We're excited to share Melik and Aleen's love story, their traditional khosk-kap, and their wedding day photos and videos by Royal Gor Photography!