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.
We have recently been blown away by all the destination proposals we have been featuring. We stumbled upon a proposal that took place in Paris, France and we knew we had to share this romantic story with our readers. Hilda and Vahe took a luxurious trip to France and little did Hilda know that Vahe had planned the proposal of a lifetime!
Hilda is going to take over the blog and share her story with us!
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.
We're thrilled to feature Andrew and Maria's breathtaking wedding that took place in Venice, Italy! For those who may not know, there is a small island in the Venetian Lagoon that houses an Armenian Catholic church since 1717. San Lazzaro Island has been the home to the monastery of the Mekhitarists and many Armenians who visit Venice take a day trip to this island. We spoke to Maria and Andrew to hear all about their wedding planning experience. And since planning an Armenian wedding in Italy is no easy feat, we connected with Sylvie from My Italian Wedding Planner to get all the details and photos of this gorgeous wedding!
First up, Maria and Andrew share their story with us:
"Our story begins in September 2013, when we met after introduction by mutual friends. Andrew proposed during our trip to Paris in February 2016. After a busy day spent visiting Marche Bastille, Notre Dame, Sainte-Chapelle, the Catacombs, and Les Invalides, we returned to our apartment in Le Marais district with a few of Maria's favorite things in tow (ranunculus, champagne, and macarons). It was there that Andrew proposed!
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!