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!
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!
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!
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Hey Harsanik readers, it's Manifa again and I'm back with another wedding update. You can catch up on my wedding planning adventures on my blog series: Manifa's Story. I have been waiting and waiting to book this vendor for almost a year and a half and I am FINALLY able to confirm that Emin and I have booked a cake vendor! I'm pretty sure everyone dreams of going cake tasting. I mean it's FREE CAKE that you get to try multiple flavors of until you find the perfect flavor! It was this sweet lovers dream!
Before we even started the fun part of finding our cake I did what I always do; went to the Harsanik directory and searched for Cake & Dessert vendors. I looked at the most reviewed vendors and started making my contact list. I will say that I was a little shocked that many of the vendors wouldn't book for my wedding date a year and a half in advanced, therefore my list sat in my binder for about a year before I could actually go cake tasting! Finally, the day arrived where I could grab Emin and go taste some cakes.
If Sako and Lilit look familiar to you, it's because we've been following their love story on our blog since last year! First, we shared Sako and Lilit's heartwarming proposal at their dance studio. We later featured the couple's stunning engagement party and engagement photo shoot. So we're thrilled to now share Sako and Lilit's beautiful wedding that took place on September 21, 2018. Sako and Lilit have a special type of love that one can clearly see in pictures and videos. We spoke with Lilit to get the details about their wedding day, the memorable first look, and their wedding planning adventures.
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Every couple looks for ways to personalize their wedding day. As more and more creative ideas are popping up for wedding design, one of our favorite new trends is dance floor decals. Dance floor designs can take any wedding and add a custom touch that fits not only the design and color scheme of a wedding, but the bride and groom themselves. We've featured our top 5 dance floor decal designs to help inspire you to come up with a creative idea for your special event.
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We recently stumbled upon an Armenian wedding in the Bay Area and we knew we needed to know how the bride and groom were able to plan a full Armenian wedding with such limited Armenian vendors. Shant and Maral recently got married and since they live in the Bay Area they knew they had to work a little bit harder to find their Armenian wedding vendors in order to have a traditional Armenian wedding. Maral told us the whole story from how they met, wedding planning, and of course the wedding itself.
Most people think brides are very hesitant to not be the center of attention on their wedding day, but we recently stumbled upon a very beautiful and emotional proposal that we knew we had to share. Saro proposed to Lia at his cousin's wedding; using the bridal to plan this very wonderful surprise! We caught up with the couple to get all the wonderful details.
Hello fellow brides and wedding planners. It has been a while. Emin and I put a short hold on our wedding planning, but we are back on track!
Throughout this wedding planning journey, as many of you know, Emin and I have found it extremely difficult to book vendors. We talk to as many people that we can. We do a lot of research, but there were two vendors who were very easy to book. The first being our Videographer!
For some brides the element of surprise in their wedding ring is a big part of their dream proposal. For others, they would rather be a part of the whole ring buying process. Yas was very involved when it came to purchasing her dream ring, but Jaber still found a way to surprise her with her proposal. We recently talked to Yas and got the whole story!
We at Harsanik are passionate about the Armenian culture and our beautiful Armenian wedding traditions, so when we stumbled upon Satiné Bowtique's Kanach Karmir product, we were thrilled to share with all of you. As some of you may know, one of the many Armenian traditions is to have the groom wear Red and Green Ribbons on the wedding day. Kanach and Karmir are the Armenian words for the colors Green and Red. We sat down with Meghedi who recently launched Satiné Bowtique and asked her to tell us more about this tradition, its meaning, and what inspired her to start this business.