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!

#9: Eduard and Renita's Proposal Story

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!  

Featured Proposal: Ed and Renita

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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!

Before you tell us the proposal story, tell us how you two met!

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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.

Featured Wedding: Sarkis & Lilit

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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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New Trend: Dance Floor Design

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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.

Featured Wedding: Shant & Maral

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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. 

Featured Proposal: Saro & Lia

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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!

Featured Proposal: Jaber & Yas

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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.

Featured Vendor: Satiné Bowtique

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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!

Featured Proposal: Vahe & Hilda

Hilda is going to take over the blog and share her story with us!

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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.  

Diana's Story: Our Wedding Flowers

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