Roses, ranunculus, dahlias, coxcombs, lisianthus, amaranthus, anemones…and my centerpiece floral arrangement list goes on, and on, and on.
Like many brides, I absolutely love flowers and picking a florist was no easy feat. When I began my search, I knew two things – (1) what floral arrangements I generally liked (the diaphanous look, typically achieved with high petal count flowers), and (2) that I wanted a romantic look for the wedding.
With the above in mind, I went on my quest for a florist. After weeks of searching, I came across Giah Events Studio. Although I initially had some hesitation because of their location (Huntington Park), I was reassured by my contact at Giah Events, Hong, that they were more than happy to work on a wedding in Pasadena. And I have since learned that they have worked on countless Los Angeles area weddings, including many Armenian weddings in the Glendale/Pasadena area.
Shortly after Sona and Tak returned from their honeymoon, we sat down with them to hear all about their love story, wedding planning adventures, and highlights from the wedding day. We knew this couple was so animated and full of energy that we had to record the whole interview. We published our 3 part video interview for you to enjoy (Chapter 1: The Beginning, Chapter 2: The Planning, Chapter 3: The Big Day). And now we're excited to share photos and video highlights from Sona and Tak's wedding!
Remember that video of Conan O'Brien dancing at an Armenian wedding? Well we've got the full scoop on Sona and Tak's wedding in our 3rd and final episode of our exclusive interview with Sona and Tak. In case you missed the first two episodes, you can watch Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 on our blog. Sona and Tak shared details about how they met, the proposal, and all the challenges faced with planning a BIG Armenian wedding. Now we're thrilled to share the last episode of our interview where Sona and Tak share details about their wedding day, favorite memories, Conan's participation, and advice for other couples planning their big day. Best of all, we've got clips from their wedding day so you can see and feel exactly what they are talking about.
Special thanks to Ani Studio for recording, editing and producing our 3 part interview series.
We recently shared Tigran and Mariam's beautiful proposal story as well as photos from their engagement photoshoot. We are so excited to now be sharing their wedding story! With the help of her sister and Harsanik, Mariam was able to plan her dream wedding. The couple just celebrated their one year anniversary and we now look back with Mariam to find out how everything came together and what advice she has to offer to bride-to-bes.
Tell us a little about your relationship, how long you dated, and when he proposed.
"I hated wedding planning! I hated every second of it!"
We recently sat down with Sona and Tak to hear all about their love story, wedding planning adventures, and their wedding. Sona and Tak shared how they met, hilarious stories of their first date, the proposal, and even some highlights from their engagement party at Conan O'Brien and his wife Liza Powell O'Brien's house. If you missed it, you can watch the Chapter 1 interview to get caught up. We're excited to share Chapter 2 where you hear Sona and Tak's stories all about wedding planning. While some girls enjoy the wedding planning process, Sona shared a very honest and raw assessment. We've featured the full video of Chapter 2 along with photos from Sona and Tak's engagement photo shoot with Ani Studios.
In a crowd of over 100,000 people, Sona and Tak met and so their love story begins. After dating for a little over a year later, Tak proposed, and the couple got married on Saturday August 25, 2018. The Harsanik Team had the honor of sitting down with both Sona and Tak to hear their story, from how they met, the proposal, wedding planning, and memories from their wedding. We're thrilled to share a 3-part video series of our interview highlights.
First up, Chapter 1: The Beginning.
Special thanks to Ani Studio for filming, editing, and producing the video!
We recently connected with Mariam and fell in love with her wedding photos. After a brief chat, we decided to not only feature her and Tigran's wedding but include some of the key events leading up to the big day. Let's just say the photos were stunning and deserve two separate blogs! So we're excited to introduce to you Mariam and Tigran and share with you their romantic proposal story.
We recently stumbled upon a very fun and personal proposal that we knew we had to share on Harsanik. Gamer and Kristina are really into Escape Rooms and Gamer used this concept to plan the perfect proposal for Kristina. Kristina shares the details of how they met, the surprise proposal, and their wedding planning status.
Soon after our proposal, Garen and I got started with wedding planning. The reception hall sets the tone for a wedding and picking the reception hall was the first big decision Garen and I made for our wedding. Like every couple, we had our list of parameters – the hall would need to comfortably fit between 150-200 persons; it needed to serve Armenian/Mediterranean food in a family-style setting; it needed to be close to the Glendale/Pasadena area because we are getting married in an Armenian Apostolic Church; and it needed to be close to overnight accommodations and Burbank airport as we are expecting many out-of-town guests.
With our parameters in mind, we spent several weeks looking for the right place. We visited both American and Armenian halls and, when we walked into NOOR, we knew that we wanted to host our wedding reception there. NOOR has two beautiful event spaces to choose from - the smaller Ella room (accommodates up to 142 persons) and the larger Sofia room (accommodates up to 350 persons). We loved the look and feel of both Ella and Sofia with their sleek black floors, modern chandeliers, and mirrored-pillars. Both rooms have an elegant and timeless look that – very importantly – won’t appear dated in our pictures in the years to come. Given the expected size of our wedding, we will be in the Sofia room.
We're thrilled to introduce our newest Bride's Story blogger, Diana! We happen to know Diana pretty well... she's engaged to Garen, one of Harsanik's co-founders! Garen and Diana got engaged earlier this year and are planning to get married in October 2018. Yes, you read that right, 2018! You can imagine joining the Harsanik family has some advantages. We're excited to kick off the series by having Diana share her proposal story:
On a very special Saturday in May, Garen proposed to me with the Santa Ynez mountains in the background. We were in Santa Barbara for the weekend. Garen knew that he was going to propose, but wanted it to be spontaneous and in the moment.
It was the late afternoon and we were driving to Solvang to enjoy a couple of cappuccinos and some delicious sweets. We decided to stop at a lookout point along the way. I should say that I absolutely love, love, love lush, green scenery. While at the lookout I couldn’t stop swooning at the gorgeous mountain range. Before I knew it, Garen was holding the ring and asked me to marry him! The proposal was amazing and so representative of us – spontaneous, romantic, and an intimate moment just between us.