NEW TREND: SAND CEREMONY

We recently found out about the Sand Ceremony and wanted to share it with our brides. For anyone planning an outdoor wedding and looking for something a bit less traditional for their ceremony, this is a great idea to incorporate into your wedding!

We first heard about the Sand Ceremony thanks to Minister Rev. Ogannes, a Non-Denominational Ordained Minister. Rev Ogannes shared "I have been introducing it to my Armenian brides for the last couple of years and they all love it but surprisingly have never heard of it until I share it with them. I am sure many more brides will love the idea and incorporate it into their ceremonies to come."
 

New Trend: Sand Ceremony

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FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE: WEDDING TECH TRENDS

As trends in fashion, cuisine and beauty are constantly evolving, so are standards in the wedding industry. Weddings have become a reflection of the latest styles and tastes across every imaginable market. And one major trend that’s adapted its way into ceremonies and receptions is technology.

Just like the vows, “For better or for worse,” tech is here to stay, for better or for worse. While the addition of technology into weddings has been met with mixed reviews among brides, there’s no denying that our obsession for all things digital has caused a big shift in matrimonial behaviors.

Wedding Tech Trends

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KIM & KANYE TIE THE KNOT

Over Memorial Weekend, Kim and Kanye tied the knot in Florence, Italy! This might be Kim's third wedding, but she certainly did not put any limits for wedding #3! Kim wore a custom design gown from Givenchy Haute Couture. She chose a long sleeved lace wedding gown with a stunning back, a dramatic train, and a cathedral veil. Kanye looked handsome in his Givenchy tux. E! posted the first official wedding photo which shows the couple kissing with a gorgeous custom 20 foot floral wall as their backdrop. The couple had a black & white photo booth so you can find plenty of photos from their wedding guests on Instagram!

Kim & Kanye Tie The Knot
First official photo of Kim and Kanye as a married couple.
Photo credit: E! News

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FEATURED WEDDING: KHACH AND GAYANE

This week we are excited to feature Khach and Gayane's wedding! Khach and Gayane got married in Fresno, CA and Evan Photography captured all the memories from the event. The couple was married at the First Armenian Presbyterian Church and the reception took place at the Fresno Bankers Ballroom. We especially love the bright and colorful photos the couple took at the Shinzen Japanese Garden.

Featured Wedding: Khach and Gayane

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BOHEMIAN BRIDAL SHOOT BY PASS THE BOUQUET

This week we are excited to feature one of our newest vendors, Pass the Bouquet, an event design & coordination company. The ladies at Pass the Bouquet recently designed and coordinated an inspiring bohemian bridal shoot that would be a perfect segue into the upcoming spring and summer wedding seasons. So we spoke with the ladies to find out more detail about their beautiful bohemian bridal photo shoot!

Pass the Bouquet

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ENTERTAINMENT IDEAS FOR YOUR RECEPTION

As if there aren’t enough tasks on your wedding To Do list, planning the entertainment for your reception can feel like its own matrimonial entity altogether. With so many choices, where do you even begin? Before you get overwhelmed, pause and think about your wedding style. Is it casual? Formal? Are you including any cultural traditions? First know your preferences, then know what’s feasible for your venue.

We spoke with with Vrej Sarkissian, CEO of Anoush Catering and L.A. Banquets, who shared some advice on how to entertain your guests during the reception, and also some tips to keep in mind for your summer outdoor celebration.

Reception Entertainment Planning 101

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LIGHT AND BREEZY WEDDING BELLS: SUMMER WEDDING TRENDS FOR 2014

We are undoubtedly lucky to have so many warm and sunny days here in Southern California. But even though the weather may be similar during the winter and summer months, you’ll find differing tastes and trends in the wedding industry, depending on the season.

We spoke with with Vrej Sarkissian, CEO of Anoush Catering and L.A. Banquets, who shared with us a few summer wedding trends you’re sure to see in the following months.

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Summer Wedding Trends For 2014
(Photo credit: weddingwire.com)

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WHERE TO BEGIN: WEDDING REGISTRIES

This week, we are excited to feature a blog post from one of our very own users! Last year, Morgan was the Maid of Honor for her sister's wedding and one of her many responsibilities was putting together the wedding registry. So she reached out to us and wanted to share her tips with our Harsanik.com users!

While traditional Armenians do not typically have wedding registries and instead prefer to give cash as the gift, more and more couples are choosing to create a registry, especially keeping in mind their non-Armenian friends and family members. While cash might be the preferred gift based on your culture, not all cultures are comfortable doing this and thus it's a good idea to have a registry.

Wedding Registries

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FEATURED WEDDING BY ROYAL GOR STUDIO, BEST VIDEOGRAPHER AWARD WINNER

Congratulations to Royal Gor Studio for recently winning the Fox LA Hotlist Award for Best Videographer! We are always excited to celebrate the achievements of our Harsanik.com vendors!

In celebration, we wanted to feature some of Royal Gor Studio's talented photography & videography work! You can find photos from a recent wedding, along with some incredible aerial videography - a unique way to capture a wedding through a helicopter video montage!

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