Manifa's Story

MANIFA'S STORY: MY BRIDAL SHOWER

Hey Harsanik readers. I’m so glad that I FINALLY, after two years of being engaged, got to have a celebration that is marriage related! On March 3rd, I got to celebrate my bridal shower. As many of you know I lagged planning my bridal shower until the very last minute, but I have to say that it was the best shower ever. 

My theme for the shower was all centered around my mom’s engagement dress and a LOVE letter design that I was in love with from a photo on Pinterest. Because Pearl Banquet Hall was so modern I decided the best design idea would be to make everything silver/mirrored and all different shades of pink. This ended up being the most beautiful idea ever.

Manifa's Story: My Bridal Shower

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MANIFA'S STORY: PLANNING MY BRIDAL SHOWER

It has been a long time Harsanik readers, but I am glad to be back with more of my journey down the aisle. For those who are reading my blogs for the first time, my name is Manifa and I have been planning my wedding since June 2017! Seems like it has been FOREVER! You can catch up on my wedding planning experience in Manifa's Story blog series. The date is now getting closer and I cannot wait to finalize everything and see how it all turns out on my wedding day. 

When it came down to planning all the little events that would happen before our wedding, my fiancé Emin and I, decided to keep the events to a minimum and just focus on planning the best wedding ever. My mom had reached out and offered to plan us an Engagement party, but we really didn’t want one so I asked her if she could throw me a bridal shower instead. I love bridal showers. They are one of my favorite events that happen before a wedding so I really wanted to have my own.  My mom agreed and from there we started planning. 

Manifa's Story: Planning my Bridal Shower

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MANIFA'S STORY: CHOOSING OUR VIDEOGRAPHER

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! 

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MANIFA'S STORY: ARMENIAN TRADITION AT BRIDE'S HOUSE

Hello readers! I’m going to dive right in with this blog. 

One of the struggles Emin and I have had is breaking certain Armenian wedding traditions. For example, our choice to not get married in a church or with a Ter Hayr. Another issue we came across was doing the Bride’s house celebration vs. doing a more Americanized first look. The one thing I don’t like about Armenian weddings is the fact that the bride and groom don’t really get a moment to take it all in with each other. There are people who are constantly there. Whether it is the photo and video team or family members; the bride and groom don’t get a minute alone the entire day. I really wanted to do a first look, away from family so that Emin and I could have a special moment with each other without prying eyes. My mom on the other hand wants to give away her daughter from her own house. So, our struggle began. Do we go the traditional route and make my mom happy? Do we do things our own way? I was on the fence about this one. My mom was already upset that she didn’t get to see her daughter walk down the aisle of a church or have a priest marry her. It would break her heart if we took away this happiness from her as well. After talking to Emin, we decided to participate in the Bride’s house Armenian tradition

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MANIFA'S STORY: OUR TRIP TO ARMENIA

Our Bride Story Blogger Manifa shares her personal experience of traveling to Armenia for the very first time. While at first she was not a fan of Armenia, the beautiful sights, the delicious food, and the relaxed attitude of the people helped change her mind about the beautiful country of Armenia. She tells us all about her trip as well as tips for traveling to Armenia. Grab some popcorn and settle in; this is a blog you don't want to miss!

Manifa's Story: Our Trip to Armenia

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